Every couple of months, I get a craving for oatmeal. I have tried oatmeal on several different occasions, and it is very rare that I actually enjoy it. I remember mixing chocolate protein powder into a bowl of oatmeal during a senior retreat in high school and loving it. Then again, I think it was only because I was starving (I refused to eat the mysterious food that was being served, just to spite my religion teacher—but that’s a whole different story).
I get full fairly easily, so the idea of a voluminous bowl of oats is not appealing to me. I prefer to eat frequent, small meals because I’ve always been a grazer. When I saw Katie’s recipe for cookie dough oatmeal a few months ago, I made it right away then bookmarked the page. It ended up being the perfect breakfast this morning, especially since it was rather chilly in Baltimore.
Baked Cookie Dough Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (50g)
- 1 packet Stevia (or any other sweetener)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup natural applesauce (60g)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 380º. Spray a small ramekin with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Mix together the dry ingredients and then the wet ingredients.
3. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes (or longer if you want it more cake-like).
5. Broil on high for 2 minutes to lightly brown the top. .
I made the recipe based on my preferences and though it was good, it had a bit of a weird taste (maybe it was the Stevia?). I planned on making some egg whites along with the oatmeal, but I became increasingly full as I ate it. I’m feeling hungry again, so I’m sure I’ll be back in the kitchen soon!
As I was eating my breakfast, I caught a segment on the Today show that raised my attention. Today’s professionals were discussing a topic that has recently been in the headlines; if convicted, the Florida celebrity internet hacker, Christopher Chaney, could face up to 121 years in prison. Star Jones, Donny Deustch, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman all had different viewpoints on the topic, arguing over the proper punishment for the hacker.
Not only did Chaney break the law by hacking into over 50 entertainment celebrities’ personal accounts, but what he did is also morally incorrect. I think 121 years is a tad harsh, but Star Jones seemed to feel that it was fair. How do you stand on this crime? Do you think his sentence is more severe because it involves famous people?
Are you a fan of oatmeal?
What did you have for breakfast this morning?