I believe some apologies are in order…
I’m sorry for teasing you guys with my vacation recap yesterday AND pretending to join in on a non-existent link up. 😯
In my defense, I didn’t get a nap before work, it was my first day back, I had been awake since 8am Sunday morning, I forgot it was a holiday, and wait, did I mention that was running on absolutely NO sleep?!
I’m sorry I haven’t responded to all the comments you left while I was on vacation. 🙁
In my defense, I was struggling to even keep in an upright position yesterday, I was a cranky biotch most of the night (you really don’t want responses from THAT side of Heather), and as soon as I got off work, I face-planted and didn’t wake up until NINE HOURS later! However, last night, I DID make it all the way back to last Friday’s post which reminds me…
I’m sorry for keeping this recipe from you for ohhhhhh,
FIVE MONTHS! 😳
In my defense,
the pictures got lost on my computer?… I forgot about it?… the dog ate it??…umm yeah, I’ve got nothin’!
I actually happened upon this little bit of magic by accident back in April. I got up one morning and started making some oats for breakfast…but not just ANY oats, I was making CHOCOLATE oats! Then I got wild and crazy and threw in some almond and coconut!
Into a pot went my ingredients. I cooked it up, plopped it in a bowl, annnnnnnd?
All of a sudden I wasn’t hungry(?!)
I realized that I’d gotten up and went straight to the kitchen without even realizing I wasn’t even ready for breakfast (#firstworldproblems) so instead, I popped my chocolate almond coconutty
oats amazingness in the fridge, threw on some workout clothes and ran drove to the gym.
A couple of hours later, I came home to a partially solidified
bowl blob of oats. Since I was still pretty sweaty from my workout, I decided what the heck, why not eat them cold? Plus, by that time I was STARVING! So I flipped my little chocolate blob of the bowl, topped it some yogurt, a few almonds, and toasted coconut, took a bite, annnnd?
Patted myself on the back for being such a flippin’ GENIUS!
Sorry I’m NOT sorry for my lack of modesty! Hey, we’re serving COOKIES here, not pie*!
*of the humble variety! 😉
Almond Joy Breakfast Cookie
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes plus 1-2 hours chill time
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water (or milk or milk alternative)
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
- Preferred sweetener
- Optional toppings: Greek yogurt, almonds, coconut shreds (plain or toasted)
1. In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine oats, water (or milk), and almond extract and bring to a boil (3-4 minutes).
2. Reduce heat to medium, stir in cocoa powder and coconut flour and allow to cook until thickened (3-4 minutes).
3. Stop here and enjoy a warm bowl of Almond Joy oats OR transfer to a shallow bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours (or overnight) and enjoy as a breakfast COOKIE!
Oh and I just HAVE to share something else with you guys…
That column that’s taller than all the others? That would represent the number of views I got on the Almond Joy Granola (thank you Fitfluential for tweeting)! 😀
So what do you say…am I forgiven?
Ooh yum! I’m going to need some fast breakfasts now that I’m starting my internship, so if I make this the night before it will be perfect!
Oh my goodness, YUM! I love almonds and coconut so I’m thinking I would love this!
Totally forgiven. Anyone who shares cookies gets a break. 😉
Cookies for breakfast are definitely good grounds for forgiveness… I’ve been meaning to try adding coconut flour to my oats to see how it affects the texture, and I’m thinking that I’ll really have to get on that… soon.
No apologies necessary, especially when it comes to replying to comments, I’m probably even further behind and I don’t have an awesome vacation as an excuse! 😉
OMG Phenomenal!!! Love this idea! And I love that it was such a happy accident that you made it too 🙂
I will forgive you for anything whenever you post anything reminiscent of Almond Joy :-p I’m curious about adding coconut flour to oats, I may have to try that this morning!
Why bother being modest when you’re so brilliant? I just started adding coconut flour to my oats last week, so you KNOW this is going to happen. 🙂
Oh! Ok. Forgiven. Give me that cookie, will ya?
What would I do without Cacao Powder? It is my chocolate craving saviour. And what e genius idea to add coconut flour. You know with what I top this. #CRACKSPREAD
Yes, my lovely, you’re forgiven. Now shove that cookie into my mouth!! NOW!
This recipe IS genius!!
you and your coconut. bleck! haha looks like you had a great time at the beach!! those muffins looked amazing!
Oh my… this looks incredible! I love cooking oats the night before and then refrigerating them and eating them as it is- love the texture!
wow!!!! that looks incredible!!
Mmm, holy deliciousness!! Looks amazing girl! I <3 Almond Joy. 🙂
YUM! So… how do you get to your site stats that look like that? I’m sooo computer illiterate. just shoot me.
Haha! Oh honey, you’re fine! It’s from the Jetpack plugin. By FAR one of my favorite plugins from WordPress! http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/
I would have forgiven you even without the cookie. 🙂
what a fabulous recipe 😀 i love how you described how it was made 😀 hahahaha accidents are the best 😀 i need a new breakfast recipe in my boring rotation and this will be it 😀 love you
Oh my goodness Heather this cookie may be one of your best creations yet. Well, it certainly looks amazing!
Congrats on the sky high STATS!
Awww, thank you Madison!! You are TOO sweet! xoxo
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I am pretty sure you’re not the only one who got confused about the link-up haha! I was one of them but thankfully I didn’t put MIMM in the title lol. Just link it up next week! 😉
I think I make a MUCH more sugary, buttery version of that cookie. It’s no bake and tastes all fudgey and delicious. Your photos look way better than mine though!! 😉
Hope you are feeling better! 9 hours probably meant you really needed that sleep!!
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