And because we're in the midst a heated season already, I decided to dedicate today's dish to my mother's favorite reality series ever - Big Brother.
Don't worry folks, I'm keeping things simple this time. Instead of cooking up some crazy concoction of jelly beans and vegan tuna fish, I decided to tackle something much, much easier. I'm going to revamp the Big Brother slop.
In case you're not familiar with the show, Big Brother is a reality series where a bunch of adults live together in a house, compete for prizes and deceive the hell out of each other to try to win a million bucks. Or half a million, I can't remember. Anyway, each week, there are winners and losers of this challenge. The winners get the opportunity to eat whatever delicious pantry food their little heart desires. Meanwhile, the losers have to eat "slop." This is basically a porridge-oatmeal blend, aka, incredibly bland.
I didn't have any crazy porridge on hand (because I'm not Goldilocks or the three bears for goodness sake), so I just used some instant oats to whip up this bad boy. I had a hodge podge of ingredients, but luckily, it doesn't take much to make this chocolate chip cookie dough slop.
Trust me, it might sound a wee bit off-putting at first thanks to a secret ingredient, but it gives this recipe a protein boost plus, it helps give it the oooey-gooeyness of real cookie dough.
And for real, who turns down cookie dough for breakfast?
Chocolate chip cookie dough "slop"
(makes 4 servings)
1 cup one-minute oats
1 cup vanilla coconut milk (I dig the creaminess it gives the dish)
1 cup water
1/2 cup pureed white beans (I used cannelini, don't get freaked out, it gives the recipe a nice smoosh)
2 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
1 TBS vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
In a small saucepan, bring coconut milk, water, butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar to a low boil. Remove from heat and stir in oats and pureed white beans. Let cool for a few minutes and then stir in chocolate chips. Scoop into a bowl and eat while warm. If saving leftovers, make sure you add a TB or two of coconut milk to revive the texture of the "slop."
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