So I’ve been sort of obsessed with Halo Top Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream lately, which is funny because if asked I’d never say that one of my favorite cookies was oatmeal raisin. I mean, come on, oatmeal raisin is the joke of the cookie world: people are always claiming to be angry or sad when they think they’re eating a chocolate chip cookie and sink their teeth into an oatmeal raisin.
I’ve never been angry when I accidentally got an oatmeal raisin cookie, but I can say that maybe I’ve been disappointed. But not lately.
So when I discovered the maxiumum deliciosity of the Halo Top Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream, I suddenly became dedicated to someday make delicious overnight oats that tasted like oatmeal cookie dough but was healthy enough to eat first thing in the morning. So here’s how I did it:
The basics of overnight oats are as simple as old fashioned rolled oats, some sort of milk, and often some sort of yogurt. I used unsweetened vanilla cashew milk and Powerful Greek Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt for my base, and added raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and some unflavored pea protein powder to mine for an extra protein punch. Feel free to skip the protein if you like, or use another form of unflavored or vanilla protein powder. The pea protein actually worked out, because the slightly grainy texture of pea protein added to the ‘cookie dough’ vibe for sure!
The recipe itself is simple. Stir everything together really well, cover in plastic wrap and stow in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning all you need to do is divide it between two bowls and serve! Mine was really thick and hearty like cookie dough, but if you prefer it thinner, just stir in a little more cashew milk before serving.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Protein Oats
Overnight oats that taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough.
NUTRITION PER SERVING: 356 cals, 3g fat, 205mg sodium, 51g carbs, 24g protein.
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 oz. raisins
- 8 oz. whole milk vanilla yogurt (I used Powerful)
- 4 oz. unsweetened cashew milk
- 15 grams unflavored pea protein (optional)
- 1. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients well.
2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, simply spoon into two bowls and enjoy!