You may remember me mentioning her fantastic creations on PBF before when I proclaimed my love for her baked oatmeal.
They basically rock.
I hope you enjoy this fantastic post from Katie and have a good time recreating some of her yummy recipes!
Guest Post: Chocolate-Covered Katie
Hi Peanut Butter Pies!
I’m Katie, of the blog: Chocolate-Covered Katie.
I am so honored to be a guest on Julie’s site, since she’s one of my absolute favorite bloggie friends. (How can you not love someone whose ideal snack is peanut butter fingers?) On my own blog, I like to give healthy makeovers to naughty recipes:
Healthy recipes such as Funfetti Cookie Dough Balls.
When Julie asked me to write a guest post about my favorite baked oatmeal recipe (which I call “boatmeal”) I had cookie dough on the brain. (Pretty much, I always have cookie dough on the brain.) Therefore, today you get… cookie dough baked oatmeal!
Like a warm chocolate-chip cookie
With gooey, melted chocolate in every delicious bite.
And this oatmeal cake is like three times the size of a Larabar… for roughly the same amount of calories!
Cookie Dough Boatmeal
(boatmeal = baked oatmeal)
- 1/2 cup oats (50g)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- sweetener, such as 1 1/2 T maple syrup or 1 to 1 1/2 packs stevia (I omitted, but I have no sweet tooth.)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60g)
- 1/4 cup milk, creamer, juice, or water (I used 60g)
- heaping 1/16th tsp salt
- Handful of chocolate chips (and a few for the top, too!)
- Optional: unless you like the taste of fat-free baking, add 1-2T oil, vegan butter, or nut butter (If oil, scale the milk back a little. If vegan butter, scale the salt back a little.)
- Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon (If you like cinnamon in chocolate chip cookies)
Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet. Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins). Cook for 20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3-5 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). Don’t forget to spray your ramekins first if you want your cakes to pop out.
See the following link for more specific Nutritional Information.
And if you’re still craving cookie dough…
Wash down your cake with a healthy Cookie-Dough Milkshake.
On my blog, I try to show that healthy food can taste amazing when it’s prepared the right way. One shouldn’t have to choose between good health and good taste; you can have your cake (preferably chocolate!) and eat it too.
Please do stop by sometime, at Chocolate-Covered Katie, and say hi. I love meeting new bloggie or reader friends!