One of my favorite desserts is tiramisu. It’s a wonderful, creamy concoction with lady fingers (AKA the rich man’s twinkie), espresso, marscapone, cream, and bittersweet chocolate. Hold on a sec while I imagine it… <insert crickets chirping> OK, back. It’s some good stuff. I’ve heard that each Italian family has their own secret recipe and they are all a little bit different.
It’s on my Bucket List someday to go to Italy so I can travel around and sample the tiramisu at local restaurants, comparing them all as I go. OMG, can you imagine?! Yeah, forget the pasta. I’m just going to eat tiramisu the whole time. LOL. So when I have the chance, I sample them around here but I bet that Texas tiramisu isn’t quite the same.
Since I like the flavors, I figured I’d give an oatmeal version a whirl and see what happened. It turned out pretty good albeit not exactly a tiramisu clone but you can have everything. To enjoy it cold like the real thing, make it ahead of time and refrigerate it. You can also make an overnight oats version if you prefer. Both are pretty easy to do but require just a little planning ahead. If you’re desperate, eat it hot.
I present to you tiramisu oatmeal, or should we call it tiramisoats?
- 1/2 cup (40g) old fashioned oats
- 1 Tbsp (5g) unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp instant coffee + 6 oz hot water OR 6 oz strong brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup (113g) non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 scoop (17g) vanilla protein powder
Mix the oats and the unsweetened cocoa in a bowl. Stir in either the instant coffee or the hot water, or make the oatmeal using strong brewed coffee. Let the oatmeal do it’s thing and cook. Refrigerate it if you’re planning to eat it cold.
Mix the yogurt and protein powder together. Spread the yogurt mixture over the cold oats, sprinkle with a little more cocoa on top for a pretty garnish, and enjoy.
Makes one serving at approximately 321 calories – 29g protein, 40g carbs, and 5g fat.
I’ve eaten mine hot and cold, both are delish. I still have to try overnight oats, but usually I’m not in the mood to wait. Patience is not my strong point when it comes to food. If you try the overnight oats version, let me know how it turns out.
Does anyone else think tiramisoats sounds like something a pirate would eat? Argh, tiramisoats matey. ROFL.