A lot of you say you read my recipes but never actually try them because it looks like they take too long to make. I often get told, “Yes, that sounds healthy and delicious, but why would I want to make just one? I’d make a whole batch instead… I don’t like getting all those ingredients for one little treat… Too much work… I’m tired…”
I’m not going to say those are excuses in my book, but I will give you a no-excuses recipe I think you’ll like. But first, a few reasons:
1. Do it for your bank account! Single servings save you money.
2. Do it because few leftovers are ever as good as their original selves.
4. Do it for portion control. The one Americans understand the least.
5. Do it because it’s fun! I love to experiment with cooking/ baking, and single-serving recipes let me try lots of new types of cuisine. Some fail. Some are delicious.
On to the super simple deep-dish cookie…
Ready for this?
1 packet of oatmeal
1-2 T almond milk (or regular milk or yogurt)
optional: dash of baking powder, vanilla
and whatever mix-ins you like (I like cinnamon + peanut butter, and chocolate chips on top)
Mix well, but again, make sure it stays firm and wet, not soupy. If you’re not feeling too lazy, you can add in the dash of baking powder and vanilla. Top with whatever mix-ins you like. Microwave as directed. If not completely firmed up like a cookie, press sides together with the side of a spoon and microwave a tad longer or pop it into the broiler for a crispier finish.
It’s essentially like some of my baked oatmeal recipes and it’s delicious.
So, no excuses! Try it. I dare your lazy bones… 😉