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Coffee Frappuccino Oatmeal

You’re going to think I’m crazy…

frappuccino oats

That’s okay.

My grandma always said, “If they’re laughing at you, at least you got someone to laugh.”

I like making people laugh. So please laugh all you want at my crazy idea for Frappuccino Oatmeal… But give this recipe a chance and I bet you will be astonished at how delicious it is!

coffee oatmeal

When Starbucks starts selling it in 5 years, maybe then you won’t think I’m so crazy. 😉

Frappuccino Oatmeal

(can be gluten-free!)

Recipe from here: CCK Oatmeal Recipes

  • 1 serving rolled oats (See nutrition link below, for all substitution notes)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup water or more milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp salt (important to add before cooking)
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules (I use Mt. Hagen decaf.)
  • sweetener of choice

Microwave option: Combine first four ingredients in a large pyrex measuring cup, and microwave 4 minutes (watching during the last minute to make sure it doesn’t spill over). Leave in the closed microwave 5 extra minutes, then transfer—uncovered—to the refrigerator to sit overnight and absorb the liquid. The next day, add the coffee, a tiny pinch more salt, and sweetener. Stir, and reheat if desired. (I actually like eating this cold!)

Stovetop option: Combine all ingredients (Cut the water back to 1/2 cup if you’re not planning to let it sit overnight). Cook, stirring occasionally, until oats are soft and fluffy (or until they’re still a little liquidy if you want to let it sit uncovered overnight in the fridge). If desired, chill in the fridge. Otherwise, serve and enjoy.

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frappuccino oatmeal

Topped with my favorite melted Homemade Chocolate.

Question of the Day:

Do you care about what other people think of you?

I used to. A lot. When I was in fourth grade, I completely gave up playing with Barbies just because some girls told me it was babyish. (I bet they secretly still played with Barbies, too!) In middle school, my friends and I practically lived in the bathroom, always checking the mirror to apply extra makeup and make sure our hair was perfect. (Rolls eyes at younger self.)

Thankfully I grew out of my awkward middle-school phase and gradually began doing my own thing and caring less and less what others thought about it. If people think I’m odd, that’s perfectly fine. Being normal is so boring! 🙂

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Published on May 29, 2012

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    • LDT says

      I like to put tea in my oatmeal rather than water. Chai oatmeal, green tea oatmeal, pumpkin spice oatmeal… The possibilities are endless!
      People think I’m nuts, but they don’t know what they are missing!

  1. peanutbutterlover says

    Hmmm… I like layering my oatmeal with other things like milk, fruit, nut butters, etc. This would be PERFECT if you layered it with your frappuccino recipe, some sliced bananas, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce. OH. Sounds delicious!

  2. Cheri @ The Watering Mouth says

    Katie! When I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, my Italian roommate used to put coffee in her cereal instead of milk. And I found out that is actually the norm over there so you can just tell people that you just have European sensibilities! Or maybe you were Italian in a former life!! 😀


    • Inge says

      I’m not from Italy but I am European, and I never heard of anybody who eats there cereal with coffee instead of milk, but perhaps it’s because I live in the Netherlands so the cultures are pretty diverent. I do have a friend who loves eating his cereal with chocolate milk, which I don’t think is that weird, cause I think more people do that. right?

    • Viviana says

      I am Italian and it isn’t the norm at all as far as I know.I know maybe 2 people that do it sometimes but actually we think coffee has to be taken on its own, not even with sugar if you want the real taste. Although I love oatmeal and this recipe sounds yummy.

    • anonymous says

      me too. i’m very very worried about what other people think of me, but i’m working on it. i’ve gotten much better!

  3. alyx says

    I had my very first coffee in middle school! Memories…I remember the first day of school I was made fun of mercilessly for my Star Wars podracer light-up sneakers, so I traded them in for some oh-so-cool purple skechers. After that, it’s just a blur of watermelon lipsmackers, the O.C., and Orlando Bloom 🙂

  4. Abby says

    Did you know I thought I hated oatmeal until I stumbled on your blog a few months ago? Now I think I’ve had your chocolate oatmeal or your raspberry truffle one (my two favorites) every day for a month! I’m a huge coffee lover, so as soon as I pick up the instant coffee for this recipe, you better believe I’m making it!
    I love your creative, crazy ideas. Don’t ever stop!

  5. Kat @ a dash of fairydust says

    I care about what other people think of me far too much… I blame my lack of self-confidence. 🙁
    Your oatmeal looks & sunds (and most possibly also tastes) absolutely delicious though! Can’t wait to try it… 🙂

  6. Samantha says

    Good morning…I love the tea idea from above! I keep thinking I am going to get some instant coffee and haven’t done it yet (I LOVE coffee flavor).

    Overall I have always kind of been “odd” I think. Definitely not the popular kid and I was more of a school nerd as well. I did get hurt a lot when I got teased growing up, but I just wasn’t good at changing to the social desirable to try and make it stop. I just sort of kept to myself. 🙂

    I would say I have always been more hard on myself than other people ever could be. So I care more about how I am measuring up to my own expectations these days.

    • vogelstar says

      hey I used to get picked on all the time when I was younger for being so small. Imagine that adults still make comments on my being so tiny. I can see now where those schoolkids got it from

      • Samantha says

        I never ceases to amaze me what another adult thinks it is OK to say to another. I know adults probably still think it is OK to say comments to you because I also see it against really tall people.

        I totally agree with you, often behind an unpleasant child is a judgmental parent…

  7. L. says

    Yeah, this sounds a little crazy to me. But then again, your 5-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast, and before I tried it I thought THAT was crazy. So yup, this sounds crazy, but I’m still going to try it! And I’ll probably love it!

  8. Sarahishealthy says

    MAJOR kudos to you for somehow making oatmeal look delicious. Oatmeal tastes delicious, but usually it LOOKS awful. How did you make it look so good? You’re magic, girl! 😉

  9. teabagginit says

    i’m getting too old to care what people think about me – i try to focus more on what I think of me. it’s so much more important to be proud of who you are and the decisions you make!

  10. katie @KatieDid says

    I used to cook oats in brewed coffee, it was great and I killed two birds with one stone (coffee and breakfast!)
    I’m quite different from friends and thankfully I don’t care too much anymore what anyone is thinking. I definitely used to a lot more too though, but I think that just comes with age.

  11. Char @ says

    definitely don’t think you’re crazy! I made a similar recipe a few weeks ago, called Espresso Buzz Cocoa Oatmeal. It was very similar, except I added chocolate 😀 of course, haha.

    I used to care a lot about what other people thought of me (& to some degree, I still do), but as I’ve matured I’m feeling more “meh” about other people’s judgments, & more concerned with what I think of myself. Sometimes criticism is valid, but when people are just doing it to judge or be mean, I try to remind myself that that is about them & their damage, and nothing to do with me.

    And I agree! Being normal is way boring 🙂

  12. Kristen N. says

    People think I’m an absolute freak, but it’s ok! You learn to grow resistant to their taunting and besides…. I’m going to be moving very soon. 😀

    Oh, and thank you for this delicious recipe! I don’t drink coffee, but I’ll definitely show it to my coffee-obsessed family!

  13. Erin says

    Oh my goodness, Katie, this looks amazing. Thanks! When I was younger, I cared a lot about what people thought about me. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve worried less about what people think and become more and more confident in my quirky and goofy personality. We each have something unique to offer and we have to own it and not try to conform to the “norm” because no one is actually “normal.” 🙂

  14. Karen says

    As usual, your post is making me hungry even after I already ate breakfast. Couldn’t you post a little earlier each day? 😉

    Or I might have to resort to eating a second breakfast, like a hobbit!

  15. Lissy says

    don’t think you’re crazy, but I hate coffee, so not something I’ll be trying 🙂

    Being a kid is really hard. We tell them to be themselves, but when you’re a little strange (or extraordinarily strange like I was) that’s pretty much social suicide. You gotta care what other kids think of you when you’re little, or you’ll end up eating alone at the lunch table until you meet other freaks in high school. And even then, you’ll have to go to prom with a friend of a Jewish friend that she knew from Hebrew school.
    I probably should have cared a little more about what people thought of me.

    • Liz says

      Too true. Grown ups who tell kids to just be themselves have obviously forgotten what it’s like to be a kid.
      Sadly, other kids who are insecure will pick on the kids who are even the tiniest bit “different”. 🙁

    • Norma says

      It makes me sad to hear you say that. I was that loner kid by myself and I’m way better for It. I learned to be Independent and fully accepting of myself. No one ever told me to be myself or to try and fit In, I figured It out on my own. That It’s better to be liked for who you are, by people who are genuine then to be liked as a fraud by other fake, nasty people. It was just as wonderful to sit by myself or with genuine friends then and again, because both of those scenarios represented me being true to myself. I would not want to be friends with the kind of people who are nasty to others just because they don’t fit some stupid mold. How could It possibly be better to have friends like *that* then to be alone In your triumphant Integrity?&If you can’t be true to yourself, even when It’s challenging, you’re going to end up not even knowing who you are. Like some of the crazy stars who never learned to rely on themselves and do anything and whatever It takes for some approval and attention. I find It sad. &In fact, I count myself among those who are lucky because I’ll never be those people. The only way In which these kinds of challenges suck, Is If you don’t even learn anything from them. Even now, I realize many people might disagree with what I’m saying and as It turns out I can stand by myself, If I have to, and speak what I’ve found to be true for me.

  16. Kristen @ notsodomesticated says

    I guess I don’t necessarily care if people think I’m weird or silly, but I do care if they like me. I’m such a people pleaser. It’s something I’m constantly trying to improve upon. As someone with a strong faith, I should be caring more about pleasing the Lord and not people! 😉

  17. Shauna says

    Pfft at leas your awkward middle school phase didn’t involve wearing pyjamas to school. Seriously. Everyday.
    What was I thinking!?

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