Much as I’d like to believe otherwise, this cereal is ridiculous.
Why would anyone want to eat a bowlful of peanut butter cookies with chocolate milk for breakfast?
And I counter with the irresistible WHY NOT?
This recipe may become the next installment in the Bad Idea saga.
|Just look at those nuggets of ill-advised baking.|
This recipe consists of relatively healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies...eaten in a bowl, with milk, like cereal. Cookie crisp, basically, but without the cardboard flavor. Plus HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE MILK, which is waaaaay too easy.
|Way too easy to drink too much of, more like.|
The resulting breakfast is a glorious one, with the perfect amount of peanut butter-and-chocolate flavor. I imagine one might be tempted to just sprinkle a few cookies on a bowl of plain cheerios to minimize the sugar, but that’s not nearly as fun as eating a bowl of glorified homemade cocoa puffs, eh?
The cookies do take a while to roll out by hand, but put on some music (some Adele, maybe?) and you’ll be fine. That’s what I do. I’ve been known to get a little carried away with my karaoke performances in the kitchen.
But I digress. Here’s the recipe.
Peanut butter cookie cereal with chocolate milk
Adapted from Imma Eat That
120 grams • rolled oats, ground into a flour • 1 1/2 cups
128 grams • peanut butter • 1/2 cup
80 grams • agave nectar • 1/4 cup
84 grams • banana, mashed • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
4 grams • vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon
4 grams • baking powder • 1 teaspoon
Chocolate syrup, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine oat flour, peanut butter, agave, banana, vanilla, and baking powder until a dough forms. Roll into marble-sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. You will get over 50 balls in total.
Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheet before eating. Serve with chocolate milk—I made some homemade chocolate milk by combining milk and homemade chocolate syrup, but any kind of chocolate milk (or plain milk) will be just as delicious.
|That's a reasonably-sized portion, no?|
For more oatmeal recipes, click the following links.
Raspberry baked oatmeal. Sub in your favorite berry for a variation.
Leftover pumpkin pie baked oatmeal. Particularly relevant this time of year.
Oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip scones. Like the ones at your favorite coffee shop.
Vanilla overnight oats with strawberry rhubarb chia jam and peanut butter quinoa granola. The title may be a mouthful, but that is one delicious breakfast bowl right there.