Edit: I have new pictures!! I remade this recipe this weekend, and I snapped some better shots for the blog. Enjoy!
Another lazy blog week. And I promised myself I’d be better in December! The sad thing is, I actually had recipes I could have posted. In my defense, they were terrible pictures that I wasn’t desperate enough to publish. Seriously. You try taking good photographs at 5:30 am.
This is one of those refrigerator recipes that will actually be perfectly satisfying cold. I rarely eat my oatmeal cold, but this one is an exception. (To be honest, though, I still heated this one up a little bit!)
This will obviously not be as sweet as your standard cookie dough recipe. You could always sweeten it with honey or maple syrup. I only used two dates, and I found that to be sufficient.
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 2 pitted dates, chopped finely
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp molasses
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- handful of chocolate chips
- pinch of salt
How to make it:
- Combine all ingredients in a mason jar.
- Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
- Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours). Eat cold or warm up in the microwave!
Just an FYI:
Variation: For an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, swap the chocolate chips for raisins, and increase the amount of cinnamon to 1/4 tsp.