Samoas Oatmeal – Hot n’ creamy oatmeal with toasted coconut, caramel, and milk chocolate chips – a breakfast inspired by your favorite girl scout cookie!
You know when you get the idea in your head that something is gross and you swear by it for most of your life and then one day someone asks you why you don’t like that thing and then all of a sudden you realize you’re not sure if you ever actually tried it? That has happened to me a few times. I was convinced that I hated oatmeal until about a year ago.
I think it was Pinterest that brought me to my senses. Good old Pinterest. How I adore you and our love affair. Annnnyway, I was seeing scads of oatmeal recipes all over the net and thought um, wow, some of those look…. freaking delicious. But I hate oatmeal! Ewe! But yummmmm…… And then I realized that I couldn’t ever remember taking a bite of oatmeal. I definitely never made it for myself (I grew up eating breakfast only on Christmas or the occasional week night “breakfast dinner”) and I knew that my mom hated it and only made it for my dad. Well, I decided that wasn’t a very good cause for hating oatmeal, so I decided to give it a go.
You guessed it. I’m hooked.
I went on a oatmeal-rampage, collecting every type of oatmeal recipe you can imagine and trying all sorts of crazy combinations. Some time, somewhere, I saw Samoas Oatmeal. I apologize to whomever shared that recipe which eventually made it into my life for a fleeting moment, because I cannot recall who you are and therefore cannot thank you properly for my inspiration. That being said, this is my own recipe for Samoas Oatmeal. And gosh dang it, it’s way too easy and delicious. Seriously. 10 minutes to a hot n’ creamy bowl of oatmeal inspired by your favorite girl scout cookie. Bata-bing-bata-boom. You will love it.
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water or milk (or one package instant oats, cooked to package's instructions)
- 2-3 drops vanilla
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons caramel sauce*
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- In a small pan, toast coconut flakes over medium heat. Stir constantly until lightly browned (watch closely or they will burn!). Set coconut flakes aside.
- If using regular non-instant oats, combine oats, milk, and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl. Stir. Cook on high in your microwave 2-4 minutes, stirring periodically. Stop when oatmeal is cooked to your desired consistency.
- Top oatmeal with caramel sauce, toasted coconut, and chocolate chips. Add a little more milk if desired for an extra-creamy taste!