Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

There have been a lot of delicious looking cookie dough-flavoured Overnight Oats over the last little while (like this one or this one) that were just too tempting to not try. I don't eat oats myself, but you know you're a foodie when you still want to try a recipe for something you don't necessarily partake in. Conveniently, Andrew loves them!

Looking through some existing recipes, I was wondering how it was possible that so few ingredients would turn into something cookie dough tasting, but they were pretty on the ball! I used them as an inspiration and here's what I came up with. Who says you can't have cookies for breakfast?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
Yields: 1 man-sized portion

For oats:
3/4 C rolled oats
2 tablespoons of chia
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract (optional)
1/2 tablespoon of raw honey/maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1 C non-dairy milk (almond, soy, it's your pick!) + 1/4 C in the morning (optional)

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Cover and leave overnight. It might look like there's a lot of liquid,
but the chia seeds will soak it right up by morning.
3. In the morning, if it's too clumpy, add another 1/4 C of your "milk."
4. Top with "chocolate chip cookie dough," bananas, walnuts, and more!

For "cookie dough":
1/4 C nuts, ground into flour (I used Brazil nuts)
1/4 C oats, ground into flour (or another flour of choice)
dash of salt
dash of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of coconut butter
maple syrup (see directions)
chocolate chips, to taste

1. Mix the first three dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Stir in the next two wet ingredients, and add as much maple syrup 
as needed to form a cookie dough (about a tablespoon or so).
3. Stir in chocolate chips and sprinkle over your Oats!

Enjoy :)

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