Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Frappé

A healthy, creamy and cool sipper for morning time, snacktime or anytime! Made with rolled oats, walnuts, dates and almond milk, it’s a good-for-you version of a cinnamon oatmeal cookie!

We drink a lot of smoothies for breakfast. Like, a lot. And they always start with the same base… yogurt, kefir, banana, honey- and into the blender goes whatever seasonal fruit I have lying around that needs eating. They’re a quick, healthy and easy breakfast on school mornings, and the kids love ‘em.

I felt like we were in a rut, and wanted to try something different.

Two Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Frappes in glasses with blue and white paper straws

I had what the kids deemed a brilliant idea to make a smoothie version of the beloved oatmeal cookie, blending the oats and walnuts right in there with the rest of the ingredients for a superfood breakfast treat. When I started tinkering with it though, we all liked it better without the usual smoothie thickeners, like yogurt and bananas.

Two Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Frappes in glasses with blue and white paper straws

This drink I came up with is pure and simple.

Only 6 ingredients, incredibly healthful, deliciously addictive, and reminiscent of one of the best kinds of cookies; cinnamon oatmeal raisin.
(I decided early on that raisins woudn’t make a great ingredient in a drink, so instead to sub softer and sweeter dates in their place.)

Two Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Frappes in glasses with blue and white paper straws

When I got it nailed down and exactly the way I wanted, I realized I couldn’t call it a smoothie. It’s a frappé!

Generally the version of frappé that you’d order at a cafe or coffee shop will blend in coffee, but really a frappé can be any sort of partially frozen beverage. My frappé is cool and frothy; a luscious glassful of almond milk, oats, walnuts, cinnamon and honey that you can enjoy any time of day.

Two Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Frappes in glasses with blue and white paper straws

 

Are there any tips or tricks?

  1. If your date isn’t soft and pliable, soak it in a little hot water for a few minutes so that it blends smoothly in the drink.
  2. Make sure to use unsweetened almond milk. An almond milk creamer or a variety that is sweetened will turn out way too sweet and off balance.
  3. Adjust the amount of honey to your liking. I don’t think it needs more than a teaspoon, so start there and taste. Add another drizzle if you’d like it more sweet.
  4. Blend, blend, blend! You don’t want to chew through any part of your frappé. You’ll need to puree for at least a minute, and depending on the strength of your blender, up to 2 or 3. Ditto for after you add the ice – you don’t want to have any ice chunks, so make sure to give it a good long time to thoroughly blend the drink.

 

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Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Frappé

Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 medjool date pitted and rough chopped
  • 4 walnuts
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients, except for the ice cubes, in a blender. Puree for a good 1-2 minutes, depending on the strength of your blender, to make sure the oats, dates, and walnuts are completely broken down.
  • Add the ice cubes, and blend again until there are no large ice chunks. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  • allie says:

    5 stars
    Looks like breakfast tomorrow Lex. We needed something
    to spice up the morning. Thank you!
    L,Mom and Dad

  • Charlotte says:

    5 stars
    Hi ! Really enjoy your recipes Key Lime Lexi !! You got me started to cook again. It must be the way you write them and what unique dishes you chose to write about. Thank you. !!!

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