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Samoas Oatmeal

I just wrapped up a three week Girl Scout series, and devoted an entire week to recipes inspired by each of my three favorite girl scout cookies– Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs.
And, frankly, there just were not enough days in Samoas week.
I could have gone on creating Samoas recipes for-ev-er
Is it even possible to get “enough” caramel, chocolate, a coconut into any dessert?
I submit that it is not.
Which is why I had to make Samoas into breakfast.
We needed to explore beyond it’s “dessert” boundaries.
Enter: Samoas Oatmeal.
And it’s totally ok to eat as a meal.
Oatmeal. That makes it healthy(ish) right?
Yes. It does. Eat up!
PS- I cannot be held liable for any resulting weight gain. 
Send your hate mail to the girl scouts.
This recipe is for a single serving, but could be easily adapted to make more.

Samoas Oatmeal


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Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c. plain, quick-cook oats
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. coconut
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar*
  • 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream*
  • 2 tbsp. butter*
  • a palm full of semi-sweet chocolate chips

*These ingredients are used to make caramel sauce. Other acceptable substitutes would be: any store bought version of caramel sundae sauce or syrup; or even sweetened condensed milk boiled in the can to a caramel consistency.

    Instructions:
    1. Mix water and oatmeal in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 90 seconds, until oats are soft and water is absorbed (or follow the directions on the oatmeal package).
    2. In a small sauce pan, toast the 2 tbsp. of coconut over medium heat. It may take up to 5 minutes to start browning, but once it does– watch out! It toasts quickly!
    3. Set coconut aside (I spread mine out on a paper towel to cool), and using the same sauce pan, combine the butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar.
    4. Stir over medium heat until butter is melting and bubbling.
    5. Let bubble for about 30 seconds and remove from heat.
    6. Stir the caramel sauce into the oatmeal. Fold in the chocolate chips and the coconut.
    7. Serve immediately.
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    Ashton

    Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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    5 Responses to “Samoas Oatmeal”

    1. Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking posted on May 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm (#)

      I’m still awaiting the day that these Girl Scout cookies make their way over to this side of the pond… It took Oreo forever, we’ve only had them here for approx. 1 year and Oreos are 100 over there. One day before I’m old, hopefully.

      Until that day, I guess I’ll be following your series and baking the inspired by recipes.

      -Lisa.
      Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    2. Sarah posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm (#)

      This looks AMAZING! How many servings does the recipe make?

      • Ashton replied: — February 27th, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

        Just 1 :)

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