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.