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Friends don’t let friends hate oatmeal

There I was, extolling the amazingness that is oatmeal, when my friend interrupted me with this bombshell: “I don’t like oatmeal.”

First thought to run through my head: “I can’t be friends with you anymore.”

Kidding! But I did decide that dear friend’s mind needed changing.  And thus the challenge began.

-Me: Well what kinds of things do you like?  In other words, what is your absolute favorite food?

-Friend: Hmmm, probably pizza.

Uh-oh; this was going to be tougher than I thought.oatmeal

Let’s backtrack, shall we?

-Me: What is your absolute favorite dessert food?

-Friend: Warm chocolate chip cookies, straight from the oven.

Now, that I can work with.  *Heads to the secret Oatmeal Lair*   In my next post, I shall reveal the results ;).

Published on March 9, 2009

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  1. Emily says

    I would have the exact same reaction regarding your friend not liking oatmeal! I talk about my oats so much [how I love them], and how everyone should love them. I now have my sister eating oats (former hater). Let’s reform the world, Katie! 🙂

  2. *Andrea* says

    pizza oats!! haha how cute.

    i just got back from a service trip over spring break and we were discussing food and fitness. anyways, i mentioned how i was trying to loose a few lbs and said how i have oatmeal for bfast every day and a girl on the trip said that it was fattening and i should stop 🙁 i hope she’s wrong lol

  3. Yasmin says

    That picture scared me there for a second. I run in the morning, and this may sound shallow, but I think about what I’m going to wear for that day.

  4. lisaheartspizza says

    That pizza oatmeal looks soooo silly…I just wanted to say I think your blog is such a great blend of humor and uniqueness and food! And maybe your friend just had some bad instant oatmeal and gave up on the stuff. I hope there is a recipe tomorrow because oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my most favorite! -Lisa D.

  5. Brandi C says

    YAY! I can’t wait for the new recipe 🙂
    I like to think how lucky I am to be able to excersie, which me make me want to take care of my health that much more.

  6. River (Wing-it Vegan) says

    I don’t like oatmeal either – please don’t hate me! 🙂

    If you can convert your friend, then maybe you can convert me! You almost turned me into a silken tofu lover, but then I went into my soy-free thing.

    I LOVE that song! And Elvis!

  7. Sweetie Pie says

    I think that’s a perfect strategy. Cookie inspiration led me to my molasses cookie oatmeal, which I’m now hooked on! Chocolate chip… I can’t wait to see what you came up with!!

    Sometimes I think about how amazed I am to be able to exercise with the best of them, and I remember to be grateful for my weight loss. Other times I think about what I am going to eat after my workout. Hee hee! Those are my “high intensity workout thoughts.”

    I think I’ve figured out some of my hardest life issues while walking. It’s lower intensity as far as exercise goes, but higher intensity for my sanity! I try to sneak in a couple of little walks a week on the days I rest from my usual workouts.

  8. Marianne says

    I dunno, pizza oats doesn’t necessarily sound all that bad. Ya know, as a savory concoction. Hmmm. Now I want pizza.

    And my brain goes on random tangents about everything and anything while I’m exercising most times, other times I just completely zone out and use it as a time to not think about anything.

  9. Erin says

    I’m not sure if there is a more heavenly combination than peanut butter and banana. It’s the best.
    I cannot wait to see this oatmeal concoction! I bet it is amazing!!

  10. ruby red vegan says

    CCV, I think this is the best title for a post that you have ever come up with! And I’m with you — any person who doesn’t like oatmeal is just silly! Or maybe they’ve only had instant oats. But I think if you bring your pal over for breakfast and made him/her a fab bowl of oats, their mind would be changed! I can’t wait for the chocolate chip cookie inspired oaties!

    When I exercise, I usually think about boys. Or food. Probably what my post-workout snack is going to be. Sometimes I like to pray while I’m exercising, too. But I keep my eyes open!

  11. NAOmni says

    So much going on for you! I say do the post you like the best first…or like writing the best…and kudos for taking on the challenge of bringing people over to the oatmeal side!


  12. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    Way to introduce your friend to the wonderful world of oats. He/she obviously has never tasted one of your amazing creations. I bet someone’s mind was changed…can’t wait to hear about it. 🙂

  13. Natalie says

    Hahaha! Sure a cute title of this post! I love spreading the oatmeal love. 🙂

    I usually think about whatever song I’m listening to or how long I’ve been running.

  14. Bibis says

    hahah pizza covered oatmeal!
    i just had peanut butter and banana oatmeal fusion and it was bliss! all thnx to you katie ^^

    by the way my burgers sucked 🙁 i used refried beans because i didn’t have black beans and the burgers were all greasy and gross xD i’ll try again following the recipe exactly! 🙂

    i can’t wait to see your next post 🙂


  15. luckytastebuds says

    Oh my gosh KATIE I TOTALLY did what you did!!! My boyfriend HATES oatmeal, so I baked him chocolate chip OATMEAL cookies this weekend!! We are totally gonna need to compare recipes tomorrow! Can’t wait for your post. 🙂 How exciting that this all happened at the same time and we came up with the same idea. hahahah 😉 great minds think alike?

  16. Vegetation says

    What about when oatmeal hates you? 🙁 I adore oatmeal. I like it plain, with brown sugar (no cinnamon). I just wish it let me eat it without making me ill!

    Not so sure on pizza flavoured oatmeal 😛

    Can’t wait to see what you came up with!

  17. Caroline says

    Mmm chocolate chip oatmeal? Sounds fab! I should return to the more traditional cookies for oats inspiration–I got sidetracked with my Girl Scout obsession!

  18. Elle says

    LOL your photoshop skills always make me smile 😀 you just reminded me- time to make some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

  19. Sarah says

    One of my best friends doesn’t like oatmeal either. I’m definitely sending her the link to your recipe…after I make it, of course!

    Thanks for your sweet comment today. Don’t forget to tip your wait staff.

  20. Christy says

    Yum! Peanut butter and bananas are so good in oatmeal. And it is a great way to get your protein, fruit and grains in one bowl.

  21. DJ says

    You’ve got to convert your friend – there’s no reason not to like oatmeal. It’s just so, so versatile you can eat it pretty much whatever way you like. I bet you could make a pizza-style oatmeal and have it as a dip! It’s just THAT versatile.

  22. MizFit says

    Im the same way in that I seriously dont get WHATS TO HATE about oatmeal?

    it’s the perfect base for ANYTHING from cheese (IMO. laughing cow) to choc chips!

  23. Lisa says


    When I’m biking outdoors, I’m thinking, “Don’t wreck!”

    When I’m lifting weights, I’m thinking: “Don’t drop the weight on your

    When I’m biking indoors, I’m thinking, “Bzzzt. Bzzzzzzzt.”

  24. Sarah says

    can’t wait to see the results of the oatmeal challenge!

    i definitely think about food when i exercise, too. i spend a lot of time planning my next meal 🙂

  25. Runninduff says

    1) I love your blog
    2) You are gorgeous
    3) I just started to try and like oatmeal this week…eeeeeeek! This is like my 5th attempt..i used to cry at daycare as a kid as they tried to force feed it to me.

  26. Chocolate-Covered Katie says

    Andrea—Oatmeal fattening?! Haha that’s gotta be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard! Maybe if you saturate it in heavy cream and lard…
    Maybe she is trying to sabotage your diet; have you ever seen the movie, Mean Girls?

    Lisa—Thanks so so much for your sweet comment! *Big smiles*

    Nicole—yay, I’m so glad you found me!!

  27. Melissa says

    Oh please help! I don’t like oatmeal either. I WANT to like it, but I’ve tried and tried and I just don’t. I cannot wait to find out what I should be eating!

  28. deangelo says

    I have an oatmeal pizza crust recipe simple and easy

    For thin crust:
    1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked and ground in a blender
    2 tsp. Your favorite seasoning (italian)
    3 tsp. Garlic powder
    1 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
    2-3 tsp. Water
    1. mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
    2. Add the water a teaspoon at a time until your mixture forms a ball.
    3. After your ball is formed, us a little extra oat flour to roll out your crust. Your crust should spread out 6-8 inches on diameter
    thick crust:
    1 egg white
    1/4 cup ground oats (ground into flour)
    1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
    1/2 tsp. Basil
    1/2 tsp. Oregano
    Fresh ground pepper

    1. Whisk egg white until foamy
    2. Add ground oats and some water and mix to a smooth consistency.
    3. Mix in spices
    4. Heat a non stick skillet. Spread batter in a circular motion to create a 6″ circle of batter
    5. Allow the crust to cook before turning, about 1 minute.
    6. Cook for 45 seconds more until crust is lightly toasted.

    Then grab some pizza sauce for no more than a dollar a jar. And your favorite vegan toppings and put in oven until cheese is lightly brown

  29. Shawna says

    I actually made hawaiian pizza oatmeal for dinner and probably would not try it again haha.
    You wouldn’t have be able to eat it since I made it with ham and cheese (as well as tomato sauce and pineapple) so totally NOT vegan!
    The texture was all off and I did not enjoy the savoury-ness of the oatmeal- I have a major sweet tooth!
    Overall, not horrible, but definitely not good.

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