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April 16, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats

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I swear, for the last two weeks I have made overnight dessert oats for breakfast.

No joke.

Every morning I (strangely) wake up in a good and jolly mood because I know what's waiting for me just six feet away (yes, my dormroom is puny).  I scurry off my bed and run briskly walk to the fridge.  When I open the door I feel like my life is too good to be true.

I mean, it's dessert. for breakfast!   *faints with joy*

And to me, there is nothing better than the sound of "dessert for breakfast."

Wait, yes there is:  the flavor of this dessert!  I mean breakfast!  It really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie, just crumbled up and pre-dunked in milk!  This is so decadent, so sweet and so sinful tasting, I feel like it can't even be in the "breakfast" category.  But then I remember what it's made of:  all healthy, whole and natural ingredients.  As if it couldn't get any better, this oatmeal is high fiber and unbelievably filling.  Aka, you won't get struck with another sugar craving until hours later... or at least that was the case for me, as I'm the kind of person who seems to have a 24/7 desperate need for sugary-sweet food.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats:  [sugar free, high fiber, GF, vegan]
(serves one lucky person)
Step 1:
   1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (gluten free if you like)
   2-6 packets Sweetener* (to taste)
   1/2-3/4 tsp Cinnamon (to taste)
   1/8 tsp Nutmeg
   1/16 tsp Salt
Step 2:
   1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
   1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
   2 tbs - 1/4 cup Raisins
   1 tbs Raw Almond/Walnut Butter
   1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder + 2 tbs Almond Milk

*I used 6 stevia packets (I told you I'm a sweet tooth!) but you can use whatever sweetener you like, such as Truvia, erythritol, sucanat or even maple sugar
**If you want to stay fuller for longer (and enjoy creamier oats), add this!

1.  In your serving bowl, add the Step 1 ingredients and give it a stir (add the optional ingredients if you wish)
2.  Add the Step 2 ingredients in the order shown and give another stir (I like to top the oatmeal with nut butter in the morning).  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, enjoy the next day!

I may or may not have made this for an entire week straight...

Okay, I did.  I bet you will too!  :)


  1. This looks so good! I can't wait to try!!!

  2. After reading your post last night, I knew I had to try this! Off to the kitchen I went...I had everything except oatmeal and almond butter but I replaced these with oat bran and sunflower butter. I used two packs of Stevia (a little too sweet for me) but it was super yum...just like you said...not that I doubted, but I did want to be convinced, ;P Thanks, this one is a keeper!

    1. Aw thanks! Nothing makes me happier than to know someone enjoyed it :)
      Too bad it was on the sweet side, though... I think I need to get my taste buds checked :O

  3. I made this last night and ate it for breakfast this morning, and I loved it! I think the mix-ins are key - the raisins got nice and plump overnight, and I loved the almond butter. I also added some cacao nibs to offset the sweetness a bit (I went with the lower amount of stevia - a mix of powder and liquid drops, and it was a bit on the sweet side for me, so I would probably reduce the amount next time). Thanks for the recipe :)

    1. The cacao nibs are a great idea, I might go buy some now!
      Besides the sweetness level, I'm glad you liked it :) I guess you can tell I'm QUITE the sugar fiend ;)

  4. Oh my goodness, I have been making this for breakfast the last couple days and don't plan on stopping for a while! This is very yummy!

    1. Well that makes both of us ;) Glad you like it!

  5. DEFINITELY making this tonight to have tomorrow! Can't wait! I made overnight oats for the first time using sunflower seeds and dried cranberries, and have been craving an oatmeal raisin cookie version ever since! Thanks Jessica!

    1. Mmmm sunflower seeds and cranberries! That sounds delicious (maybe with some pecan butter?)
      Yes. I need to try that. And thank YOU too :)

    2. WHAT is pecan butter? That sounds pretty darn good. I'm mixing this up right now!

    3. Thanks for reminding me, I gotta make mine too! :)
      Pecan butter is only the most amazing nut butter (after peanut butter of course) ever! Except I've only seen it at Whole Foods and it's pretty expensive so you always have to wait for a deal :( I found it on amazon for a TINY bit cheaper:
      But I did the math, it's about 89 cents for 2 tbs. I guess you can always make your own for A LOT cheaper:

  6. Oh how beautiful! I'll have to see about getting some. I LOVE pecans, so this would be even better! Thank you! Oh, and the oatmeal is TO DIE FOR. Instead of nut butter though, I added a tbsp of flaxseed meal for the omega-3's :)


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