Breakfast cookie dough cereal

Hi guys! How are ya? Hope you’re having a lovely morning <3

Since I’ve been feasting on b-fast cookie dough cereal for a few weeks now, I thought it would be fun to do a how-to post similar to the original breakfast cookie post πŸ™‚

There are two versions: Original and Raw

For the original version:

1. In a bowl, add 1/3-1/2 C oats, 1/2 scoop protein powder of choice (Sun Warrior is my fave), cinnamon, pinch of sea salt, a lil vanilla extract and some Stevia or sweetener of choice


2. Mix well to combine. Add 1-2 T of your favorite nut butter and using a spoon, break up and stir until mixture resembles crumbly cookie dough.


3. Top with at least 1 C milk of choice, and then add fun toppings. Get crazy πŸ˜€ I love goji berries, cacao nibs, banana, peaches, strawberries… the possibilities are endless.


4. Feast πŸ™‚


For the raw version:

1. In a bowl, soak 1/3-1/2 C oat groats (available in the bulk section of most health food stores) overnight.


2. Drain and rinse the groats, then add them to a small food processor. Pulse to break up the oat groats a bit. Add 1/2 scoop protein powder (Sun Warrior will keep the β€œraw” integrity of the oats), 1-2 T raw nut butter, cinnamon, pinch of sea salt and a little sweetener if you’d like. Pulse to combine.

Mixture will be crumbly:


3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add 1 C fresh nut milk (love almond milk) and toppings of choice.


4. Feast πŸ˜€

So there ya go! Please let me know if any of ya’ll try it πŸ™‚ It’s a perfect breakfast choice for Summer, but I can definitely see myself getting into hot oats again when the weather changes.

I’m off to do some yoga and then get back to the packing/moving beast.


See ya later today with a post on fall change/resolutions and a re-visit to the ol’ inspiration board.



Something to do: Last day for the Sun Warrior promo! The price is the best on the internet- $35 for a container (which is usually about $50), 2 containers for $65. *Click here* to get yo warrior on πŸ™‚

Something to think:

β€œPeople deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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  1. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on August 31, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Love this, thanks for the how-to!! I can’t wait to make the original version- it sounds great! Hope you have a great Tuesday πŸ™‚

  2. Brittany @ Eating Bird Food on August 31, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I had this again for breakfast today!! So good. πŸ™‚

  3. jessica @ how sweet on August 31, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I love that last quote. That kind of thinking has got me thru the last year!!

  4. Little Bookworm on August 31, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the how-to post! πŸ™‚

  5. Julie on August 31, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Are you moving out of Valdosta? Are you selling your home and being re-stationed? You mentioned you were staying with family so I wasn’t sure if your husband was being deployed or if you are being re-stationed. (not sure if that’s the right terminology!)

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

      hey girl,
      yes, i’m moving out of valdosta. the pilot is going… elsewhere. we’re moving everything out of our condo to save $ and are probably PCSing (being sent somewhere else) when he gets back. if not, we’ll just get an apartment in valdizzy for a few months

  6. allison @ livingoneday on August 31, 2010 at 9:43 am

    i loveee that quote! it is perfect for everything i preach about on my blog πŸ™‚ i’m stealing it, hope you don’t mind!!

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 9:46 am

      of course! i didn’t write it, haha πŸ˜‰

  7. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on August 31, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I have yet to get into the cold oats thing. Seems so weird to me!

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

      it used to be weird to me, too, but now i love them!

  8. Krystina on August 31, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Oh! I was just making bfast cookies normally and pouring milk/toppings over it and breaking it up with a spoon. I’m dumb!

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 9:57 am

      no you’re not! do they taste ok with the smashed banana in there? i was thinking the texture might be a little off with the smashed banana and the milk

      • Krystina on August 31, 2010 at 11:25 am

        It was actually really tasty. The milk softened the cookie and it broke apart as I was eating it so I scooped up milky cookie chunks. πŸ˜€

    • Jessica on August 31, 2010 at 8:54 pm

      I’ve been doing the same, minus the banana & love it! I add banana slices to the milk like traditional cereal. It’s awesome!

  9. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on August 31, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Yum! This looks like the perfect cereal for these sweltering last days of summer we’re having.

  10. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle on August 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I love the breakfast cookie, I was wondering how you did it as a cereal. I can’t wait to try this!

  11. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on August 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for the how-to. So do you let the oats soak or all? Aren’t they a bit hard and chewy cold like that? Or am I just not getting it–which is entirely possible.

  12. Amber on August 31, 2010 at 10:18 am

    The boys love breakfast cookie in a bowl and Ethan’s teacher sent home a note about a week ago that said “Ethan tells me he eats cookies for breakfast, I know you’re healthy – can I have the recipe?”. I’m sending her here for the “how-to”. She’ll love it!

    P.S. 105degrees – it rocked my life – we went there for dinner and then again on Sunday morning for brunch before driving back to StL. There are some pics on my FB. πŸ™‚

  13. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on August 31, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Good luck with the packing! Thanks for the cereal tips! Enjoy your day!

  14. elyssa on August 31, 2010 at 10:33 am

    i’m excited to read your fall resolutions. as for me, i’ve resolved to commit to daily (or at least more frequent) yoga. i read somewhere (can’t remember where!) that the calming benefits of yoga increase with frequency, not necessarily duration. so instead of a couple long practices spread over the week, i’m aiming for 20 min seshes a day..

  15. Naomi(onefitfoodie) on August 31, 2010 at 10:33 am

    mmm so delicious! i am loving sun warrior as well πŸ™‚ never tried goji berries though!

  16. Donna Porter on August 31, 2010 at 10:34 am

    So I read your blog this morning before breakfast and had to try your recipe! Yummy!! I think next time I’ll had the nibs, I didn’t want to go all crazy on my first try! lol Thank you for sharing!

  17. Mandy A on August 31, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for the tutorial πŸ™‚

    I think I need to make myself an inspiration board for the fall! So many things I want to accomplish but it’s all floating around in my head… need to put it in writing and get er done!

  18. Heather (Heather's Dish) on August 31, 2010 at 10:45 am

    love that quote…exactly what i needed to hear today πŸ™‚

  19. Tina on August 31, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Love that quote at the end. I always try to focus on the positive. There is always positive in anything if you look hard enough.

  20. monicanelsonfitness on August 31, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for sharing the perfect breakfast! I think I will try that in the next couple of days-I have all the ingredients. Great quote! I think I have a very positive outlook but We all can use reminders, right? πŸ™‚

  21. Paige @ Running Around Normal on August 31, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I’ve apparently been making *closeto* breakfast cookie dough cereal and didn’t even know it! I’ve basically just been making overnight oats, minus the yogurt + extra milk and I use about the same fixin’s:) It’s so good! I love adding cereal (Kashi heart to heart) to mine too!
    Can’t wait for my Sun Warrior to get here!!

  22. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on August 31, 2010 at 11:13 am

    This looks delicious Gina. I love love love your bfast cookies and I love cereal…so maybe I need to try this soon!

    The quote at the bottom is great. I know I always seem to dwell on the negative in any situation. I’m working on having a more positive attitude though! Baby steps…

  23. Mary on August 31, 2010 at 11:23 am

    that looks so good! and so different! I’m definitely going to have to try it!

  24. Caitlin (EatFeats) on August 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial–I’ve been wanting to try this, but was not brave enough without a step-by-step.

    Also I love that quote. It’s much easier to focus on the negative, but much less rewarding.

  25. Desi on August 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Gina! I’ve tried your cookie dough cereal, but I slightly altered the way in which you make it ( ! I am OBSESSED though, nonetheless. Thanks so much for posting this step-by-step how to! I’ll be making plenty more “serious cereal.”

  26. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess on August 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I’m definitely going to make this for breakfast tomorrow, thanks for the how to!

  27. Hotchick on August 31, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Are the regular oats soaked overnight? That was the only part I missed.

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      nope- no soaking πŸ™‚

  28. Kirby on August 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Do you know if all the SW orders that were placed last time you ran the promo shipped on Monday? There’s no tracking info when I log in to Open Sky and the status just says “pending”…

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      yup all orders from last week shipped yesterday. if you haven’t received a confirm # by tomorrow, send me an email

  29. LisaG on August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Love the Something to Think quote. Thank you.

  30. Rhea (Greek Feaster) on August 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    OMG this sound amazing right now.

  31. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Ooh this sounds good! I love how there are always new bfast ideas popping up in the blog world. πŸ˜€

  32. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    The last quote, sooooo true! Even if there ARE negatives going on in life, it’s best not to dwell on them and see the positives. Such a powerful quote and I am not usually a “quote person”..haha!

    Have a great day hon and good luck with the packing and congrats on all the opensky success. I sold something on my opensky yesterday. I was all excited. Small thrills baby, small steps….LOL


  33. Heather on August 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    So excited I just bought the combo pack. So will the orders today be shipped tomorrow?

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      whoo hoo! you’ll love it πŸ™‚ orders will be shipped early next week

  34. Jennie on August 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks! I had this for breakfast and it was delicious. I switched it up and used some Nutella with my almond butter and it was delish!

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2010 at 3:40 pm

      oh YUM!

  35. Anjeanette on August 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Food looks great! Warrior three is my favorite! Sometimes I have trouble with balance poses. I found Leeann Carey has a free yoga video that talks about a Sitting Bone/Heel Connection in standing poses that is really helpful. Thought your readers would like it:

  36. ? HefiA on August 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I’m definitely going to try that recipe. Yumm!

    And that quotation is awesome! Very true! Thanks for sharing it.

    ? HefiA

  37. Ellen@FirednFabulous on August 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    That sounds good, I HAVE to try it! You turned me onto the Egg Puff, so I know I’d like this too!

  38. Maren on August 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    YESSSS!! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been eyeing all those yummy breakfasts you’ve been creating! πŸ™‚

  39. Amelia on August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for the how to! I’m a big fan of the breakfast cookie (genius) and I can’t wait to try this! πŸ™‚

  40. Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow on August 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Am very much in love with that goodness!

  41. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on August 31, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Awesome recipe! I’m so sad that its gray/cloudy/rainy today… and for the rest of the week, cause a warm breakfast sounds perfect right now. But I guess that’s what I have to live with when I live in the Pacific Northwest.

  42. Chrissy on September 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I tried the cookie dough cereal- AMAZING! I feel like I should fell guilty eating it but then there is nothing to feel guilty about because it is healthy. Plus it was quick and easy and I was in a rush this morning.

    • Fitnessista on September 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      so glad you liked it!! <3

  43. Lauren on September 2, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I tried a Stevia product for the first time today, and I found it tasted fake, like Equal or one of those sweeteners- not my thing! I usually use turbinado sugar but wanted to try Stevia. Maybe it’s the brand I used, I bought Stevia in the raw. What brand to you use?

  44. The Healthy Hostess on September 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Just tried the cookie dough cereal. I am officially obsessed! I am going out of town for the week and thinking about how I should pack all of the ingredients! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      yeahhhh! glad you liked πŸ™‚

  45. Alison Powell on September 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Do you heat up the first version of the breakfast cookie cereal?!

    • Fitnessista on September 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm


  46. Emilee on December 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Hey Gina!
    Decided to finally whip this up for breakfast this morning..and i think im HOOKED!

    Thank you for sharing!

  47. Imwaytoobusy on February 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks for reposting this link! I’ve just recently fallen in love with overnight oats. I can’t believe how good cold oats are. I’ll have to give this a try!

    • Fitnessista on February 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

      let me know what you think!

  48. Mandi Kay on February 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Okay…I know I’m kind of late in the game here…but I just made the original version this morning and it ROCKED my world! So delicious! Also, I’m a new reader and have really been enjoying your posts! Thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  49. Nic at The Fit Writer on February 26, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Hey girl, I don’t know if you’ve tried it this way but I did this yesterday and loved it! Make bfast cookie the normal way (banana and all) and freeze. Then when you’re ready to eat, get it out of the freezer and break into chunks. Put it in a bowl and top with almond/whatever milk – so so good!


  50. chocolate-covered katie on March 8, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Yay to the extreme! I’ve been getting bored of my “banana bread in a bowl” cereal, but don’t feel like oatmeal. Now I know exactly what to try! You are awesomelicious!

    • Fitnessista on March 8, 2011 at 11:03 am

      thanks for reminding me of the banana bread in a bowl- i’ve missed it!

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