Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake

As promised when I shared my Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake recipe with all of you, next up is the gluten free Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake! I couldn’t believe I hadn’t already shared this one. It was one of my first oatmeal cake creations back in the day, when I was newly gluten free and searching for ways to curb my cookie dough cravings. Even just a few years ago, there were not many gluten free cookie dough options other than the kind you get when you’re making a batch of cookies from scratch, which I enjoy doing but wasn’t a quick fix solution. Fortunately, I came up with the perfect mix of oats, chocolate chips, and other yummy ingredients to make this little dish. 


A deliciously gluten free Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake, the healthy way to have cookie dough for breakfast!



I’ve always been a major fan of cookie dough. I used to love slice n’ bake cookies as a kid. Whenever my friends and I made them, we would only put them in the oven for a little while because we wanted crispy-edged cookies with centers that were still doughy. And of course, I was obsessed with cookie dough ice cream. If someone brought home a carton of cookie dough, I would immediately start digging for the delicious morsels. (Didn’t everyone?) By the time anyone else got to it, it was vanilla with polka-dotted holes! Now, the only thing better than a scoop of gluten free cookie dough is when I get to feel like a kid by eating cookie dough for breakfast, all baked into a gluten free Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake.


The Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake, a gluten free way to have your cookie dough and eat it too - for breakfast!



This little ramekin full of oats, yogurt, chocolate chips, and other goodies takes just five minutes to whip up and about 25 minutes to bake in the oven, so you can pop it in and get ready for your day, then kick back and relax while you indulge over a scrumptious breakfast. Or, make one topped with a scoop of gluten free cookie dough ice cream for a delicious dessert. My favorite way to do the latter is with a scoop of So Delicious gluten free cookie dough coconut milk ice cream. I already use So Delicious coconut milk, but I had never tried their frozen desserts before I spotted this flavor at the grocery store last week. I’m apprehensive about any dairy free ice cream, really. Sorbet is good, and I enjoy it for a refreshing fruity treat, but it doesn’t pretend to be ice cream, which “other” milks do. I couldn’t stop myself when I saw this though – and for that I am glad, because it is INSANELY good and so are some of the other flavors I’ve now tried. 



So Delicious Coconut Milk Cookie Dough Ice Cream


So Delicious Coconut Milk Cookie Dough ice Cream




Gluten Free Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Author: Alyssa
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 1 cake
A deliciously decadent way to enjoy cookie dough for breakfast, all baked into a rich, chocolate chippy, gluten free (and dairy free adaptable) oatmeal cake.
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4-1/3 cup 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt*
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp miniature dark chocolate chips
  • Additional butter (to grease ramekin)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl, then add in wet ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  3. Add in chocolate chips evenly.
  4. Grease a 1-cup (8 ounce) ramekin and pour in mixture.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, then set to high broil for 3 additional minutes.
  6. Let cool. Slide a knife around edges of ramekin and flip cake into a bowl, or enjoy straight from the baking dish. Enjoy!
*The Greek yogurt’s creaminess is what makes this such a deliciously cookie dough-y recipe, so I recommend going with at least 2% rather than the fat-free kind. For a dairy free alternative, use coconut milk Greek-style yogurt – So Delicious works well.




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What’s your favorite way to eat cookie dough?


Ice cream or straight out of the mixer, or maybe slice n’ bake?






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14 thoughts on “Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake

  1. If I could, I would eat the real deal of cookie dough straight from a mixer, followed by a close second of slice n’ bake. I need to try this recipe, mainly because it’s portioned so I won’t totally binge and eat the ENTIRE batch of cookie dough haha.


  2. Oh wow our Mr 10 would love this he’s an oats addict! To be honest I think our whole family would like it, anything resembling cookie dough would be a winner here.
    Dessert-y breakfast or a breakfast-y dessert, you really can’t go wrong with a description like that.
    Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Foodie Friday fun.
    Have a gorgeous weekend x


  3. I love cooking with oats. In my past life i must have been a horse. I don’t think I ever tried this ice-cream before, but I will be sure to grab it on the next shopping trip.


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