I’ve cut way back on eating sweets for the past two weeks but the other morning I needed a little bit of a sugar fix.

I have a long-standing love affair with cookie dough so the most logical thing for me was to make oatmeal. Well, oatmeal that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough.

Don’t get too scared though, this isn’t that bad – only 1 tsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of mini chocolate chips per serving.

And it is so so SO good.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal

1/2 C oats
1 C milk (skim, 2/%, soy, whatever you like, just don’t use water)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp brown sugar
1 TBS mini chocolate chips
1 TBS chopped walnuts

Microwave the oats, milk, and salt for about 6 minutes at 50% power (or cook on the stove top until desired consistency).

Remove from microwave and stir in vanilla extract then sprinkle brown sugar, chocolate chips, and walnuts on top. Enjoy!

P.S. If you’re looking for another amazing oatmeal (that’s a little bit more like a dessert than breakfast) head over to Good Life Eats for her Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal recipe.

I made it a few days ago too and it is YUM.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal