my western nest.


Last night before going to bed, my husband asked me: “Do we have any oatmeal?”  As part of our marathon training plan, Saturday is our “long run” day.  Saturday mornings, we need something hearty to help get us ready.  I checked, and we had some quick oats.  However, we were totally out of the traditional oatmeal mix-ins: bananas, strawberries, blueberries…I’m ashamed to admit that we literally have no fruit.

This morning I was rooting through the pantry, trying to come up with something creative.  It is the day before grocery day, so this was no small task.  I stumbled across some Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter.  It was a recent “I’m hungry and grocery shopping” impulse buy, and I am still searching for the best ways to use it.  While it is super delicious, it doesn’t have much protein.  However, oatmeal has 5 grams already, and oatmeal always needs something sweet.

Perfect!  Cookie Butter Oatmeal!


The recipe is super easy, only 3 ingredients (4 if you count water).

cookie butter oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter
  • 2 Tbsp half & half (skim milk will also work)

1. Combine the water, oats, and cookie butter in a microwave-safe bowl.


2. Heat the mixture for 1-1.5 minutes, depending on your microwave.

3. Stir, and add the half & half.


And for all the Trader Joe’s faithful, tell me: what are the best ways to use Cookie Butter?


A bowl of Cookie Butter Oatmeal contains 279 calories, 12g of fat, 36g of carbs, and 6.9g of protein.



7 Replies to “cookie butter oatmeal”

    1. It’s amazing! It’s made with pieces of gingerbread cookies. I can’t believe I haven’t been buying it for years. :). I also love Oatmeal. I have a recipe for “cake batter” oatmeal that I will be posting soon. Happy Sunday!

  1. Cookie butter is seriously crack in a jar. I am freaking obsessed with it (so much so that I sadly can’t keep it in the house…because I just keeping eating it). Love love love this!


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