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Recipe: Snickerdoodles for Breakfast!

The recipe post: A few months ago, I posted a tribute to a favorite breakfast: Snickerdoodle Oatmeal.


But in my exuberance to highlight an amazing concoction, I left out the most important part of my post: the actual recipe!  I didn’t even realize it until a reader brought it to my attention. And speaking of reader questions, I’ve also been asked:

How can you manage to run for over an hour in the mornings, make a gourmet breakfast, and still get to class on time?

Answer: I do a lot of the breakfast prep-work the day/night before.  As an example, here’s a Quicker-Snicker(doodle) recipe:


Serves one hungry CCK or one and a half normal people.

Snickerdoodle Hot Cereal

  • 3/4 cup (60g) kamut flakes or oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp almond milk – plus extra if you cook your cereal in milk
  • Sweetener to taste (sugar, stevia, maple syrup, etc…)

Microwave times may vary due to wattage. This used a 1000-watt microwave. In a large Pyrex measuring cup, combine the flakes with 1 ¼ cups liquid and salt (I use ¼ tsp plus 1/8 tsp). In other words, use the Voluminous Oatmeal Trick! Microwave 4 minutes.  Then microwave for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, watching to ensure it doesn’t spill over. Leave out for 10-15 minutes, then stir and cover completely with cling wrap. Put in the fridge.  It’s ok if the flakes are liquidy—that will evaporate. (If it’s watery soup, however, you might want to stick it uncovered in the fridge for a few hours before covering). The next day, your breakfast is ready for you to play! Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, sweetener, and milk.  I also add 1/4 tsp more salt, but taste and decide.  Stir. Now I like to use a hand blender, only for 4-5 pulses so the Snickerdoodle cereal will keep its chewy texture.  If you like your cereal hot, you can microwave it again.  But I actually prefer this cold.  Especially after a run, the coolness is really refreshing.

Published on May 1, 2009

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  1. Erin says

    You make such pretty breakfasts! I need to find those flakes. I’m obsessed with grains. Snickerdoodle cereal is on my list of things to make. Cookies for breakfast sounds wonderous.

  2. Coconutgal says

    Mmmm Snickerdoodles. I remember they were the first cookies I sent to my now husband before we met, when he was still living in Oz. And he was like “um, yeah… they’re … good.” Since then I’ve learned that Australians, or maybe just mine in particular, do NOT like cinnamon. Seriously!! Who doesn’t like cinnamon? He complains us “Americans add it to everything!”
    I’ve made this cereal before but never really thought of it snickerdoodle… I think I may need to add more milk.
    You must have a food scale because I don’t know how much 30 grams of milk is. Do you know the cup measurement? And the cup measurement for the cereal?
    Also- what sweetener do you prefer (sugar, setvia, agave)? Just cuz I’m curious!

  3. Stacie says

    Hey, Katie,
    I tried young Thai coconut last night (I wrote about it and posted pics on my blog just a bit ago. I also posted a link to your blog.)

    Anyway, not a hit just to eat, but the leftovers gave my green smoothie a really nice tropical flavor this morning.

    Gee, what to try next? Maybe snickerdoodles for breakfast? Oops, can’t, I’ve already done something really similar to that.


  4. Stacie says

    Hey thank you so much for helping me figure out how to do the links correctly. I went in and fixed the link to your site from my post. I tried the old link and it actually went to your blogspot site–now it’s heading people in the right direction.

    Thanks again. You are wonderful

  5. FoodsThatFit says

    I just printed the Snickerdoodle recipe!! I actually bought kamut flakes the other day because I had seen you make some amazing creations with them. I am excited to try this!!!

  6. Sarah says

    Sometime I will have to put up a video of Gracie when she is eating snickerdoodles at about 15 months. “mmm….doodles. I love doodles….”

  7. laci says

    This would be great for oat bran- plus a whipped banana and some raisins or chopped dates and of course my beloved nutbutter 🙂

  8. Jessica says

    I’m doing my grocery shopping tomorrow so I’ll be on the lookout for an exciting new item 🙂

    Your breakfasts always sound soooo good! My stomach is growling just thinking about snickerdoodle cereal!!

  9. Shelby says

    Love those snickerdoodle oats!!!

    I tried Israeli Couscous for the first time yesterday. It’s like regular couscous but on steroids =)

  10. Marianne says

    Good looking bowl of cereal. Perhaps kamut flakes should be on my “new foods to try” list.

  11. runsarah says

    I saw kamut flakes just a few hours ago when I was at the grocery store — next time I’m there, I’ll have to pick them up, your cereal looks yummy and unique!

  12. Animal-Friendly says

    Snickerdoodle ad oatmeal- what could be better?

    Regarding your new foods challenge, I’m wondering if there are any new fruits/vegetables/spices that you have tried in the past that you really enjoyed? I’ve already got a few things in mind for this challenge, but would love some to hear of some of your favorites.

  13. Emmy says


    So glad you gave us the recipe, I have always loved snickerdoodles.

    Probably one of my favorite cookies, so as a hot breakfast.. nothing could be finer!



  14. Jane says

    yay thanks for posting the recipe!
    i’ve been soo busy working at the pittsburgh marathon expo that i haven’t gone grocery shopping for awhile, but today i tried a new tea flavor (i know that doesn’t count). i usually get chamomile or peppermint but i was inspired by your challenge to get outside the box and i got ginger lemon. it was sooo good! the spicy hot ginger and tangy lemon made a great combo that gave me a boost of energy for working all day! 🙂

  15. linds says

    Hm… Despite your warnings, I think I will find myself another half person to share this breakfast with me. 🙂 Mmm snickerdoodles…

  16. melomeals: Vegan For $3.33 a Day says

    While the cereal sounds great, the grapefruit is calling my name! I just adore them so much lately.

  17. shepidemic says

    Do you know how much, roughly, you spend per week on groceries? I’m trying to figure out how to spend as little as possible while still having variety. And I’m thinking about going back to veganism! Hooray!

  18. Cecilia says

    I just planned out my next week’s meal plan and I’m having THIS for breakkie tomorrow 😀 Purrrfect after my morning walk/run – can I heat this up a little?? MMMmmm cookie-meal *hawr hawr hawr*

    Oh yea i forgot to ask u sumthing, are kamut flakes – kamut berries rolled into flakes?? I just bought a bag of kamut PUFFS (powerpuff!!! tsk tsk tsk, sorry!) from the store the other day, it’s so nutty-licious!! :mrgreen: i like to make up words, haha!

    OHHHH for my veg of choice this week for the challenge (i wanna try one every week) is >>>> ZUCCHINI – yup, I don’t like that vegetable … (i don’t like eggplant, brussel sprouts, celery (yurh) and squash (the watery ones) too, so I guess I can try those veges out for the next few weeks) any suggestion on how to make dem yummy?? Oh yea Katie, one question for ya – is there any vegetable that you don’t like?! I have a sneaky feeling that you love all vegetables!

    one LAST question, sorry – my brain is in ‘essay’ mode atm … what are the symptoms for Low blood pressure? Is it anything serious? Most of the time when I get up from a resting position too quickly, i see stars (fuzziness) for a while, then i can see clearly again (or am i going blind 😯 and oh! sometimes i get really really shaky and sweat a ton for no reason!!! GAH!! My body is just as old as a granny!!!


  19. mihl says

    How awesome that you added the recipe. I’ll definitely make this (although we don’t have kamut flakes over here).

  20. DJ says

    This looks SO delicious!!! I love cinnamon-spiced breakfasts too – everything tastes sweeter with a teaspoon of cinnamon stirred through! Now I just need to keep my eye out for kamut flakes…

  21. Veggie Runnr says

    I made this today and it was so good! I posted a pic on my blog with a link to your site- I hope that’s ok! I used oats- I’ve never had kamut flakes before but I’ll be buying some to try them out. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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