Monday, September 19, 2011

Raw Chocolate Oat Breakfast Cookie

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family of 6 eats on less than $10/day.

The Secret Recipe Club reveal day has come around again. I always look forward to it. It introduces me to a new food blog and gives me plenty of motivation to try new recipes. This month that was especially true. I was assigned For the Health if It, written by the lovely Faith.  Faith's blog of full of vegetarian and vegan recipes. Which put me a little out of my element. And we all know that can be good for a person sometimes. I gravitated to the breakfast recipes because, well, I have an obsession. There were several that looked tasty. I chose--okay prepare for the shock--a breakfast cookie. Yeah, um, speaking of obsessions. But wait, I'm really not as dull as you think; it wasn't just any breakfast cookie. It was a raw breakfast cookie.

I've been wanting to try one for a while. Vague idea meet motivation. Raw breakfast cookies (or perhaps raw cookies of all varieties) are mixed up and then chilled--usually in a bowl or plate so they have a cookie-like shape. In this way, I must warn you baked cookie aficionados that they're not traditional cookies that you just pop off the pan and eat with your hand. Mine was firm, but it was the type of thing you still eat with a spoon.

And here's the part where I confess. This was a nice vegan recipe. And I de-veganed it. It wasn't my fault, I swear. Okay, it was kind of my fault. But it was also the fault of my refrigerator, which did not contain all the proper ingredients (I thought it was supposed to birth them when I needed them. What? Your fridge doesn't do that?). And it was also the fault of my shopping plans gone awry. As in gone not at all. I dislike shopping as a rule and so it is fairly easy for my shopping plans to go awry.

Thus. Thus, this vegan recipe became merely vegetarian. I also made several other changes due to my refrigerator's inability to spontaneously sprout ingredients I've neglected to purchase. We'll forgive it though, won't we? Oh, I think we will. (P.S. Faith--I do hope you will forgive me as well. Just so you know, I also made your deviled eggs and didn't change a darn thing and enjoyed the lighter version of an old favorite. So why the heck didn't I post those? Um, well, because these contain chocolate and you eat it for breakfast.)

Below I'll be posting Faith's original recipe as well as my mutilated, though tasty, variation.

Raw Chocolate Oat Breakfast Cookie
adapted from For the Health of It
Serves 1-2
Prep time: 5 minutes plus refrigerating overnight (although you could just spoon it out of the bowl)
Cost: $.45
(oats: .05, milk: .04, nuts: .30, other stuff: .06-ish)


1/3 C vegan milk of your choice
1/4 C wheat bran
1/4 C oat flour
2 Tbsp chocolate protein powder
1 Tbsp flax meal
1 Tbsp finely sliced almonds
1 Tbsp apple sauce
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
toppings of choice (she used chocolate chips and blueberries)

Mutilated, but yummy (and also potentially gluten-free), adaptation:

Note: You'll probably want to taste thid before you put them in the refrigerator overnight to check the sweetness. If you want them sweeter, up the sugar a bit. I've listed it below with a range.

Another note: I think these would be super tasty with some chopped chocolate chips mixed in.

1/4 C 2% milk
1/4 C oats (I gave them a spin in the blender a few times to get them smaller and more wheat bran-ish in size/texture)
1/4 C oat flour
1 1/2-4 tsp sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp super chopped cashews
1 Tbsp apple sauce
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
(I ate mine without toppings)

Mix all ingredients (except toppings) together in a small bowl. Spread evenly on a plate (I just left mine in the bowl because I am lazy. Which must be clear from the fact that I failed to make it to the store for over a week as I stewed on this recipe.)

Place in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, add toppings if using. Eat it up. You'll probably do this with a spoon instead of grabbing it up like you would with a non-raw breakfast cookie because--unless you've coated it in M & M's--it will sort of melt/mush in your hand.



  1. That was hilarious. I wish I had thought of suggesting to my fridge that it fill itself. How convenient that would be. Meanwhile, those cookies sound mighty tasty. I doubt anyone in my house would snub them. Chocolate for breakfast = smiling children.

  2. I wish my fridge would do the same - great post!

  3. This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  4. Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please! I'm intrigued about the deviled eggs now too, but this looks fantastic!

  5. Stopping by from group B. So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Great Post! Who can resist chocolate for breakfast?!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Avocado Omelet

  6. What a funny post! You had me laughing the whole way through! I give you a lot of credit, trying to make these raw cookies for the first time. Brave choice for SRC!

  7. Nice recipe pick. I can honestly say I've never heard of a breakfast cookie, never mind a RAW breakfast cookie. Sounds really good though - glad you chose it.

    I'm new to the SRC this month. I hope you'll stop by and pay me a visit.


  8. that looks really yummy, and I like the "just eat it out of the bowl right away" option :-)

  9. These look delicious and good for you, too. Love all things chocolate. Stopping by from SRC!

  10. I haven't had a raw cookie yet, but have been interested in trying them. This one is up my alley with the chocolate and the fact that its specifically for breakfast (I share your obsession, thank you very much).
    I also adore that you hate shopping too. I've definitely had to substitute a time or two for lack of motivation to leave my house for a shopping trip. LOL
    Great recipe pick this month!
    The Daily Dish

  11. Yum! Looks great -- I'm loving SRC, so many new recipes to try!

  12. I wish my refrigerator would fill itself! That would save me a lot of money. Those cookies sound delicious, and healthy too, a killer combination:)

  13. Fun a cookie for breakfast!

    Thanks for participating in the SRC with me (Group B). Here is my post from this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie.

  14. Love the simplicity of this breakfast cookie :) Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C



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