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When is a Snickerdoodle not a Snickerdoodle?

When it’s Snickerdoodle Oatmeal!

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.

Published on March 12, 2009

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  1. jodye717 says

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

  2. 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…


  3. 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.

  4. Erin says

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.)

  8. 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.

  9. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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*

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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…

  20. 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?

  21. 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!!

  22. 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?

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

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