Ah, the joy of comfort food season.
If I could wake up every morning and eat this sweet and comforting bowl of cookies and cream oatmeal for breakfast, I would start my day happy. Unfortunately, this isn’t the healthiest thing in the world to start your day with, but since it is comfort food season, I guess it’s allowed.
Sweet breakfasts are the best breakfasts in my opinion. The combination is perfect: unsweetened vanilla almond milk, steel cut oats, vegan cookies and cream protein powder, creamy almond butter, and sweet banana slices. If that’s not heaven on earth in a bowl then I don’t know what is. This recipe was actually somewhat clean until I added in actual chocolate chip cookie crumbles. Woops..
Now, that addition, of course, is optional. But I like to start my day with chocolate, and end my day with chocolate, so I stay true to the chocolate life. If you’re not into that, opt for a healthier option like almonds, walnuts, or raisins. You could even add vegan dark chocolate chips if you like. Also, Vegan Supply has you covered with vegan versions of notorious junk foods like these chocolate chip cookies, so you don’t feel as bad when you eat them for breakfast like I do.
Stay warm, and stay snacking my friends. XO
Vegan Cookies + Cream Protein OatsPrint This
1/2 cup oats
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop of vegan cookies + cream protein powder
1 banana, sliced
1-2 tbsp. almond butter
1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (optional sweetener)
1 tbsp. vegan chocolate chips (optional topping)
1-2 vegan chocolate chip cookies, crumbled (optional topping)
- Cook oats in a small pot with almond milk and protein powder; bring to a boil.
- Cook on low heat for 10 minutes (or according to your oats), stirring occasionally.
- When oats are cooked, transfer to a bowl and top with banana slices and almond butter.
- Top with chocolate chips, cookie crumbles, and maple syrup, or any desired toppings.
- Smile with every bite! 🙂