Bowl ‘O Oats to Go

March 18, 2010 at 6:30 am 19 comments

Today starts my three days of craziness- early morning, long commuting, conference marathon. You know how much I love my bowl of oatmeal in the morning, but I’m leaving just too early this morning to be ready for all that. I went to this conference last year and ran across the same issue, so I invented my ‘bowl of oats to go’ breakfast cookie.

This way I can take my oats with me in the car and eat them once I’m hungry and on my way to the conference. I whipped up a batch last night. Basically, it’s exactly the same as my normal morning oatmeal, except with a little whole wheat flour and some egg substitute.

Breakfast Cookie

1/2 cup plus a little more oat combo (this means oatmeal, wheat germ, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg)

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup egg substitute

big glob of peanut butter (just shy of 1/4 cup maybe?!)

sweetener of choice (I use more Splenda or agave if I’m going to eat them as “cookies” rather than breakfast)

pecans or other nuts

(I acutually usually put in a little bit of baking soda and almond milk but I completely forgot in this batch…I’ll let you know how it turns out)

Mix together and form into cookies. Bake 10 minutes at 375.

It’s just like oats- you can add in just about anything!

breakfast cookie dough

breakfast cookies

This are really good topped with a swipe of peanut butter 😉

cookie breakfast

I wrapped up two cookies to take with me on my ride. They super easy to eat while driving, yet just as filling and nutritious as more normal breakfast.

oatmeal breakfast cookies

I also brought some Oikos Honey Greek Yogurt to eat once I get to the conference to top off my breakfast. greek yogurt

And of course coffee. No way I’m commuting with no coffee 😉 I’ll be re-filling that immediately upon arrival!

breakfast to go

I’m pretty sure they have a light breakfast when we get there too, but you can never be too sure 😉

What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast?!


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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Estela @ Weekly Bite  |  March 18, 2010 at 6:46 am

    My favorite on the go breakfast is either a smoothie or a PB&J sandwich 🙂

  • 2. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)  |  March 18, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Girl, that looks awesome! Just like something you might pick up at a bakery. 😀

    My favorite breakfast-to-go would probably be a peanut butter and honey and banana between two waffles. Yum!

  • 3. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday  |  March 18, 2010 at 7:40 am

    looks tasty, but i have a hard time giving up my warm bowl of oatmeal. it feels so hearty to sit down to a hot breakfast.
    i suppose as the weather gets better something like this would be a good option.

    • 4. Heather  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      Me too!! Except I wasn’t quite ready for breakfast at 4 am haha. I was missing my hot oats all day though!

  • 5. Kelly  |  March 18, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Awesome idea!

  • 6. Amy @ Second City Randomness  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Those breakfast cookies look great! I’ll have to bookmark… 🙂

    I’m crazy about breakfast, so I’ll get up way earlier than necessary just to make sure I have time for a big bowl of oatmeal. Sometimes, just sometimes, if I’m on the run (and usually know I’m eating an earlier lunch), I’ll grab a granola/nutrition bar. But I don’t like it… neither does my stomach.

  • 7. Kelly  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Looks awesome!! My favorite on the go breakfast is an egg sandwich. I take 2 peices of oasted cinnamon raisin bread and add some applebutter and then smush scrambled eggs inbetween. Wrap it up in foil and good to go. SO GOOD!

    • 8. Heather  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm

      Apple butter & eggs? I never would’ve thought that’d work together…. I might need to try it just to see for myself! 😉

  • 9. Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:22 am

    My favorite on the go breakfast is a toasted bagel.

  • 10. Sophie  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I put a green monster in my travel coffee mug: fast, easy, and delish!

  • 11. theprocessofhealing  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Oh yum, that sounds good!!!! You’re smart!
    My favorite on the go breakfast is a waffle sandwich – 2 waffles, pb or ab, and a banana

  • 12. Lacey  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:52 am

    looks awesome!!!

  • 13. fromatopink  |  March 18, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Those look delish! My fave go to is an english muffin with PB and a banana.

  • 14. John  |  March 18, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Good idea. I have a smoothie every morning and on a workday I have another for lunch as I just double the ingredients in my blender.

    Today’s was 1/3 oatmeal,1/2c yogurt,1/4c sunflower seeds, 2c brocolli(out of fruit) and 1sc of protein powder.

  • 15. Madeline - Greens and Jeans  |  March 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Those look great! My favorite on the go breakfast is definitely a smoothie. If I know I’m going to be in a huge rush I’ll make it the night before and put it in the freezer. By the time I get to work it’s perfectly defrosted!

  • 16. Heather  |  March 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I love an apple, cheese, crackers and hard boiled egg whites for a to go breakfast – odd combo but tastes delicious!

  • 17. marathonmaiden  |  March 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    really good idea. i tend to grab a pb and banana sandwich when i’m in a rush

  • 18. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather  |  March 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I make a similar pancake but haven’t tried baking the ingredients like a cookie. Love the idea and it would be perfect for me when i’m low on time or for my hubby when he doesn’t know what to eat in the morning. Thank!

  • 19. Anna  |  March 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Those look so good! What a great idea!


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