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snickerdoodle oatmeal

Serves one hungry CCK or one and a half normal people.  No, I do not recommend taking to the streets in search of a “half” person to eat the oatmeal you cannot finish.  Now if you want to cut your roommate in half…  Ok, no I don’t recommend that either!  So what, then, would I suggest to someone who only wants a recipe that yields the standard serving?  Alter the ingredient amounts, sillies.  Your roommie will thank you.

Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

(Or sub another grain)

  • 1 and 1/2 servings oats (or other grain) (60g)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a little over 1/4 tsp salt
  • ½ to 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (I use ½ tsp)
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice (plus extra if you cook your cereal in milk)
  • Sweetener to taste (sugar, stevia, agave, etc.)

In a large Pyrex-type measuring cup, combine the flakes with about 1 and 1/2 cups liquid. Add a little salt (I use ¼ tsp plus 1/8 tsp).  Microwave for 4 minutes, 30 seconds (watching so it doesn’t spill over). Leave out for around 10 minutes, then stir and put in the fridge, uncovered.  It’s ok if the flakes are a bit liquidy—that’ll evaporate.

The next day, your hot cereal is ready for you to play. Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon, sweetener, and almond milk.  I also add 1/8 tsp more salt. Stir. Now I like to use my hand blender, but I only do a few pulses (like 4 or 5), so the Snickerdoodle cereal will keep its magical chewy texture.  If you like your cereal to be hot, you can microwave it again at this time.  I actually prefer the cereal cold.  Especially after a run, the coolness is very refreshing.

**This works well with The Voluminous Oatmeal Trick!

Still craving Snickerdoodles?

You can always make these: Snickerdoodle Blondies.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. coco says:

    Kamuf flakes? do they taste like oatmeal? curious!

  2. Marianne says:

    Looks like a simple but awesome tasting bowl of hot cereal. I should try out some other hot cereals like kamut or spelt flakes.

  3. Good luck to everyone! We will be travelling for months so I’ll have to miss out on the chocolaty goodness :(

  4. jodye717 says:

    Your oatmeal creations never fail to please, I’m anticipating a delicious, oatmeal (cookie)-filled spring break thanks to you!

  5. Jodye says:

    Oh and also, I love the daffodils!

  6. Meg says:

    Love the snickerdoodle breakfast. I really need to get some of those Kamut flakes.

  7. Ricki says:

    Looks great! And besides, just the name “snickerdoodle” makes it fun to eat, right? 😉

  8. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Snickerdoodle for breakfast? Count me in!

  9. loooove snickerdoodles! how do you like kamut flakes in comparison with oatmeal?

  10. Erin says:

    I love all of these decadent bowls of oats. I had a deliciously chocolate blended grain bowl this evening! And also grapefruit!

  11. Sagan says:

    Vanilla extract is one of my favorite baking ingredients ever.

  12. NAOmni says:

    Snickerdoodles are one of the best things to ever happen to me. The more I think about it, I think they really made me aware of all the culinary things I was missing…


  13. Elle says:


    and i’m having a hard time deciding which recipe to post about for the contest! eeeeek.

  14. Vegetation says:

    I have never had a snickerdoodle before, but I am now craving snickerdoodle porridge!!! Yum!

  15. Caroline says:

    Although I have never actually had a real snickerdoodle (I know, strange, right?), that oatmeal sounds fab!

  16. Sarah says:

    My girls love snickerdoodles, but don’t love saying it. They are simply known as “doodles” in our house. I want a “doodle” for breakfast. One day without blended grains is one day too many.

  17. brandi says:

    yum – i love snickerdoodles, so I would love these!

  18. Virginia says:

    snickerdoodles are my FAVE cookie…after choco chip!

  19. jen molica says:

    i think you should call yourself the rolled in oats vegan instead of chocolate covered katie! ((giggling))

  20. Tavolini says:

    I’ve updated your page on my links!!

    You are cuckoo for oatmeal, girl!! Looks delicious but I think I like the cookies, better 😉

    Grapefruit is my favorite!

  21. Mariposa says:

    yummmmmmy!!! nice oatmeal recipe! i thought i was branching out this morning when i added raisins instead of cranberries to mine!

  22. Ok, seriously you are the oatmeal disguised as a cookie goddess :) What a fantastic way to conquer a craving! Love this idea :)

  23. Stacie says:

    Hey Katie,
    I didn’t see me on you list of contest entries. I posted about your tofu pudding and linked to your contest.
    I love your blog. (I think I’ve said this before, but I still do.)

  24. Kiki says:

    Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites! I am adding this to my list of breakfasts to try.

  25. Loving simple and delicious bowls of grains these days. This sounds perfect Katie. :)

  26. Sweetie Pie says:

    Yum! I love a healthy way to get a snickerdoodle fix. Brilliant!

  27. Sanja says:

    Yum, snickerdoodle oat/kamut meal sound delicious.

  28. I’ve never tried kamut flakes as hot cereal. I should though cause it looks damn tasty. Also, I’ll try to make something of yours before the 19th to get entered in!

  29. Kati says:

    Don’t forget the nutmeg next time! It’s the only thing that makes cinnamon even better. 😉

  30. Leng says:

    snickerdoodle oatmeal!? girl you’re crazy, but I love it! haha. Snickerdoodles are great. I have to try out your recipe.

    I’d like to also get in on that jocalat giveaway. I thought I already entered, but I guess I didn’t. WEird. my memory is horrible, most likely it’s me telling myself to enter, but forgot to.

    I hope you’re enjoying wordpress. Oh, I don’t know if I mentioned that I love your title change. It’s even cuter! haha.

  31. laci says:

    can’t wait for the contest! :)

  32. Erin says:

    Yummy! Do the kamut flakes have staying power?

  33. kaila says:

    whoa! i totally tried to make snickerdoodle oatmeal the other day and it didn’t turn out. glad you figured out the secret!

  34. Jennifer says:

    I have been using your oatmeal recipes for the last few days. I am excited that I don’t need much sweetener because of the flavor combinations you have created.

  35. Lina says:

    I don’t know how you do it, but your oatmeal creations never fail to please! *scarfs down bowl of Snickerdoodle-y goodness*

    1. Awww yay! So excited you tried it!

  36. Judy says:

    Is the recipe above for one serving?

    1. Hi Judy,
      This is from the post: Serves one hungry CCK or one and a half normal people. No, I do not recommend taking to the streets in search of a “half” person to eat the oatmeal you cannot finish. Now if you want to cut your roommate in half… Ok, no I don’t recommend that either! So what, then, would I suggest to someone who only wants a recipe that yields the standard serving? Alter the ingredient amounts, sillies. Your roommie will thank you!

  37. Amanda says:

    Yum! I think I’m going to try adding dried figs to mine tomorrow morning :)

  38. Sarah says:

    Yum. I did this with a batch of VOT, but added the same quantities of seasonings, and a couple teaspoons of sugar, as I don’t have agave or anything like that, honey on oatmeal and I have a strange and strained relationship, and molasses just seemed out of place. Since this is oatmeal masquerading as a sort of cookie, I thought it needed a touch of sweetness.

  39. Liz says:

    It’s really the vanilla extract that brings the snickerdoodle-ness to this oatmeal. My usual bowl is old fashioned oats + skim milk + honey + cinnamon, but the addition of vanilla made it really awesome with very little effort. Great recipe!

  40. Johanna says:

    I tried this oatmeal this morning having used the voluminous oatmeal trick- WOW! You are so right that it’s wonderful cold- I used coconut milk and it’s like a rice/tapioca pudding, for breakfast! Thank you for finally breaking my oatmeal rut.

  41. Beck says:

    thanks for the oatmeal ideas! i try to eat oatmeal for breakfast as I have recently put a stop to bacon and rarely enjoy eating eggs.

  42. Elizabeth says:

    Ah! I made this! Again, it helps having a sweet-tooth-vegan blog for when you’re sick :( Feeling crappy isn’t the best, but when you have the choice to have a warm, hearty breakfast in your belly? Well, than this is a great remedy :) Thanks Katie!

  43. Isabel says:

    I thought that eating the oatmeal cold would be a little, well, slimy texture wise, but it wasn’t at all! I was pleasantly surprised…it’s very much like rice pudding!
    And by the way, I showed my friend your site, and she’s been addicted to it! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

  44. Felicia says:

    I’m eating this as I type, and I must say, while its good, its lacking a certain element.. chocolate! I also added some honey and nuts, because I can’t get past the texture of oatmeal (yuck!). Not bad though; I’m making it a point to make at least one of your recipes everyday…

  45. Amanda says:

    Yum! I am adding this recipe to my growing list of your recipes to make. It sounds like the perfect breakfast for the cold, rainy weather Wisconsin is having this week. One question- have you ever made the oatmeal on the stove instead of the microwave?

    1. I’ve done my Oatmeal Pudding and my 5-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal on the stove :).
      Don’t think I’ve ever done this one, but you definitely can!

  46. Lauren says:

    Wow! I made this using steel cut oats cooked on the stovetop with unsweetened almond milk. I let the oats sit overnight and am having my snickerdoodle oatmeal now! It is fabulous! (I tried eating it cold but couldn’t do it, so it’s heated to the temp of a fresh-from-the-oven snickerdoodle cookie!) 😉 Thanks Katie, your recipes never disappoint and always amaze me!!

  47. Darci says:

    I’m a huge fan of your new sugar cookie milkshake and add the cinnamon to make it a snickerdoodle milkshake. Would the addition of cream of tartar/baking soda make this oatmeal taste more like a snickerdoodle, like it does in the shake?

  48. margarita says:

    just made this. YUM love the trick to make it fluffy!

  49. JeriW says:

    I was inspired by the recipe. I love snickerdoodles but what I love more is eggnog. I have a cookie recipe for eggnog snickerdoodles that I love so I took that idea and blended it with this. All you have to do is add some nutmeg to this recipe and boom! Eggnog Snickerdoodle oatmeal!

  50. This is really good! Thanks for the recipe!

  51. Tracey says:

    Sorry CCK, but this one didn’t work for me, it was just too salty. I will re-try this with less salt another day since I generally love all of your recipes.

    1. Kayla says:

      Mine was salty too. Instead of putting 1/4 tsp I just used the salt shaker and shook it once in there and it was a lot better!

  52. Kayla says:

    How much sugar do you put in yours? I can’t get the right amount to make it taste right. It keeps tasting off

  53. Emily says:

    I am eating this right now, and it’s incredible. My family has pretty severe dietary restrictions due to a whole host of heath issues/allergies. I’ve been having so much fun going through this website and finding sweet treats everybody can actually eat! Thanks so much!

  54. Made this today for breakfast. YUMMY!!!

  55. Jennifer says:

    Has anyone tried using the melted banana trick with this oatmeal? If so, how did it work?