Almond Joy Oatmeal

  • BreakfastRecipe
  • Every six months or so, my favorite candy changes. I remember for one semester in college, I basically I lived on Rolos. I wouldn’t buy them by the roll either. I would buy them by the bag. I would sit there and play on the computer study, unwrapping each one and making a little trash pile of my tiny gold wrappers. Then there was the Twizzlers addiction. One year for Christmas, Chris and I drove the 16 hour trip from Birmingham to his parents house in Hanston, KS, and along the way I bought a 1 pound bag of strawberry Twizzlers. When we arrived at the Hann’s, the Twizzlers were gone, and I felt like I had a pound of wax in my stomach. That was the end of my Twizzlers kick! Yes, my favorite changes all the time, but right now my favorite candy is Almond Joys.

    Almond Joy Oatmeal
    I decided to recreate my current favorite candy in a healthy breakfast. When you think of Almond Joys, what do you think of? Almonds, coconut and chocolate, right?
    Good. Me too.
    Now, usually, I use water for the liquid in my oatmeal, but I decided to dress this one up a little. I used Almond Breeze, unsweetened, vanilla almond milk. I love this milk because it has half the calories of a glass of regular milk, plus the flavor is great, and there are 0 grams of sugar!
    Almond Joy Oatmeal
         serves 1
    1/2 C old fashioned oats
    1 C unsweetened, vanilla almond milk (I use Almond Breeze)
    2 T shredded coconut, unsweetened
    2 T sliced almonds
    2 tsp dark chocolate chips
    Pinch of salt
    Prepare the oats according to your favorite method, stove top or microwave. Once cooked, stir in the coconut, almonds and salt and top with chocolate chips.
    You can eat it like that, or sir in the chocolate so it gets melty and gooey. It may not seem like it will be sweet enough because of the unsweetened milk and coconut, but the chocolate is just enough to make up for it.
    How’s that for a delicious, healthy breakfast? That’s right, I said healthy! The only added sugar is in the 2 tsp of dark chocolate. Healthy fiber, healthy fats, healthy carbs, protein, TA DA! This recipe is also easy to double.
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10001512308169583489 Mrs. Schwartz

      YUM! Nothing better than coconut and chocolate aaand almonds. Fantastic idea!

    • http://www.bevcooks.com/ Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks)

      Well would ya LOOK AT THAT!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15159079245615300174 Missy ~Cooking For Two

      We use coconut and brown sugar, but the chocolate and almonds would be an even bigger hit! great idea!

    • http://thesmartcookiecook.com/ thesmartcookiecook.com

      I’ve never heard of such a thing…but thank goodness I finally did!! I LOVE almond joys, and I also enjoy a comforting bowl of oatmeal. The combination is brilliant. Plus I love that you used almond milk (my favorite!).

    • http://www.healthyfoodietravels.net/ Kiri W.

      I love ALmond Breeze, but the addition of coconut and chocolate chips i s *genius*! I adore coconut, and I love making my oatmeal fancy :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

      Very creative way to make oatmeal more appetizing! Like you I love almond joy candy and putting those flavors in oatmeal is something I want to try. Because it takes awhile for you to get hungry after eating oatmeal, I do try to eat some during the week for breakfast. After seeing this, I may be eating it more often. Yum!

    • http://www.thethreelittlepiglets.com/2011/12/cinnamon-hazelnut-shortbread-from-baker-street/ Jen at The Three Little Piglets

      I love any good excuse to eat a little chocolate for breakfast!!

    • http://www.caffayway.com/ Camilla ~ Caffay Way

      Well this might just be the ticket to get my 8 year old daughter to finally eat oatmeal!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03266656770558847026 Ann

      That’s awesome! I LOVE that you used almond milk in this! I’ve never tried it before, but this is a perfect place to start!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00755037565715691367 The Norman Family

      Thank-you for this recipe! Instead of cooking my 5 grain cereal, I “soaked” it over night in the almond milk in the fridge. We heated it up this morning, just enough to melt the chocolate chips. This got my husband to eat whole grains. Thank-you. It was very good.

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        So glad he liked it! Thanks so much for the feedback! 😉 I love to hear that 😉

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06497226806665401448 ButterYum

      I have such a sweet tooth… and my favorite candy changes frequently too. Almond Joy has always been on the list, so I know I will love this oatmeal. Pinning!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07937642703617361272 Letters to My Little Ones

      Thank we tried this today, even my 4 four-year-old ate it!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05287467177498390628 P&J(or one or the other)

      Yum, this sounds delicious. I bet it would be even better with the Almond Coconut milk from Almond Breeze…it tastes like coconut, only has 45 calories in a cup, and I think it is still unsweetened. Too bad I ran out of it the other day!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        I still have yet to see that milk. Strange, I wonder why my multitude of “regular” grocery stores don’t carry it?! I feel like I’m missing out!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08447994646455080916 ReiLynnDesigns

      I understand your Almond Joy Addiction PERFECTLY! That is my new thing- and hobby lobby has them for $.99 – so basically- I get one every day when I buy ribbons! This is the perfect alternative and I can’t wait to try it! It will also use up the extra coconut I have from making candy….. Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09136270562527566695 The Daily Smash

      When do you add the milk? Do you use it as the liquid when you cook the oats?

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        I do, I pour the milk in with the oats to cook them and just microwave it.

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09136270562527566695 The Daily Smash

        Made it this morning and I am in love lol it was amazing thanks so much. I will link it back to you when I post it on my blog :)

        http://www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

        Have a great day

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        So glad to hear it!! Being a total creature of habit (at least when it comes to breakfast), I am always to excited when I find a FAST new breakfast that I love. Can’t wait to see it on your blog!
        Happy eating!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06362844887148421870 devma

      When I hit print it goes to Scrib, which states that I have to be a premium member in order to print??? To bad:(

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        That is so strange! It didn’t used to be like that. I clicked on it to see what you were talking about and you’re right. You used to just be able to click download or print and it would just print. Hmmm, not a fan!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02246213273522749690 Jenny @ House Full of Pretty

      Just made this this morning and it was fantastic! Found it to be super filling though, so could only eat a half serving, but plan to save the rest for later :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04486555922683085232 CharlotteGushue

      Where can I find how many calories this would be?
      Thanks:)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10099009545185822102 Nell Riccio

      Just made this and used Trader Joes’ raw coconut chips which gave it a little crunch. Delicious and really filling!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09485890771348768901 Paige Smith

      When I get a craving for something sweet at night this is what I reach for now!

    • Karolyn Mather

      I can’t wait to try this. sounds so good…

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