Good morning! Happy Friday! 😀 My alarm went off this morning and I turned it right off and stayed in bed until 7 AM. My legs were pretty sore and that extra 1.5 hours of sleep was so nice! I wasn’t planning on working out but I was going to walk Maizey, so uh, sorry Maizey. But I took her on an hour walk last night. And I did a 30 minute treadmill run last night: 4.5 miles, all intervals. I kept my base/recovery pace around 7:30-7:40 and ran my intervals anywhere from 6:15-6:30. I did my last interval at 5:45! yowza! I was SO excited to hit that pace!
I was craving a cookie after lunch yesterday but didn’t have any on hand. (I’d gone through my Trader Joe allergen-free snickerdoodles too, ahem, fast, ahem, 24 hours). So I tried to make a little concoction to satisfy my craving. It was kind of like a cake, kind of like a cookie. And it wasn’t totally loaded with sugar. It came together in less than 5 minutes, so the title is deceiving. But you could just factor in your eating time and the 5 minutes is about accurate. 🙂
5 Minute Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Cake
- 1/4 c gluten-free oats (not instant)
- 1 egg
- 1 T cornmeal
- 2 t brown sugar (I didn’t pack it)
- 1/8 t baking soda
- dash salt
- 1/4 t vanilla
- 1 T almond milk
- 1-2 T chocolate chips
Mix everything except the chocolate chips in small, narrow bowl (you could try a ramekin…it might fit) until well combined. Add the chocolate chips in at the end and stir.
Microwave for 60 seconds. It should pull away from the sides but if not, loosen the edges. Put a plate on top and then flip the bowl over so the cake falls out onto the plate. Microwave on the plate (uncovered) for another 15-20 seconds until it looks cake-like, but not too dry. It should look a little moist – it might have a little egg foam. That’s ok, it soaks in.
Microwaves are all different so you might have to play with your times, but these cook times gave me a perfectly soft, moist treat.
Now, it’s not as good as real homemade, slightly crispy, soft & chewy cookie…but I don’t get much of those these days anyway, what with this whole gluten / dairy free stint I’ve got going on. So this made me happy. I’d love to know what you think if you try it!
Have a great day!