Coffee Growing Oatmeal

Oct 11 2018
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A few weeks ago, Hungry Girl Lisa went into mad-scientist mode in the Hungryland kitchen. She decided to make her famous growing oatmeal with COFFEE instead of water. She emerged triumphant with the PERFECT concoction. And today, we’re sharing her genius coffee-infused breakfast! Feel free to experiment with your favorite coffee and add-ins...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Coffee Growing Oatmeal Recipe

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Entire recipe: 196 calories, 5.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 333mg sodium, 30.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 6.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 5*

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes


8 oz. (1 cup) unsweetened vanilla almond milk

8 oz. (1 cup) brewed coffee

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Dash salt

1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)

Optional toppings: cocoa powder, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a medium nonstick pot, combine all ingredients except sweetener.

Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 - 15 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl, and stir in sweetener. Cool until thickened, 5 - 10 minutes.


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Pop-Up Recipe Idea #1: Ice Cream in Your Coffee! Instead of sugar or creamer, add 1/4 cup Enlightened White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha to a cup of black coffee. The taste will blow your coffee-loving mind! 47 calories (Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 2*)

Pop-Up Recipe Idea #2: Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake! Combine 1 cup crushed ice, 6 oz. (3/4 cup) brewed coffee, and 1/2 cup Enlightened Pumpkin Spice Latte in a blender. Blend until smooth, sweeten to taste, and sip away! 62 calories (Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 2*)

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SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) when calculating the value of a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients using the Recipe Builder, not the calculator. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

*The SmartPoints® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.