Biscoff Oatmeal is a fun way to serve your morning porridge and enjoy the highly addictive Biscoff cookies in a healthy way. It is made with rolled oats, chia seeds, the iconic speculoos cookie and it is naturally sweetened with banana.
Have you ever had Biscoff cookies with their caramelized spiced flavor and crumbly yet chewy texture? If yes, you probably won’t need much explanation on why this oatmeal is just fabulous! Although Biscoff cookies are definitely a sugary and decadent treat, I found a way to enjoy their unparalleled flavor in a healthy and nutritious oatmeal bowl.
This recipe uses only one cookie and another one as an optional topping. I found that this amount is enough to flavor the oatmeal that’s otherwise filled with nutritious ingredients. For the best texture I used traditional rolled oats rather than instant oats. Chia seeds provide a nice dose of protein and healthy omega-3 acids, banana is a great source of potassium and antioxidants, and cinnamon is not only incredibly delicious, but also full of vitamins and minerals. I love the flavor of cinnamon and use it whenever I can because of its wonderful nutritional properties.
If you like the idea of turning oats into a healthy dessert, make sure to check out my recipe for Biscoff Baked Oats, highly popular Chocolate Peanut Butter TikTok Baked Oats or TikTok Baked Oats with Banana and Blueberries (tastes like a blueberry muffin).
What are Biscoff cookies
Biscoff cookies are famous European shortbread cookies made in Belgium by a company called Lotus. They are also known as speculoos cookies. “Biscoff” is a name given to the Belgian Lotus Bakeries speculoos cookies and it combines the words “biscuit” and “coffee”. They have a distinct flavor with a note of caramel and spices such as cinnamon and ginger.
These amazing cookies have been served on Delta airlines as a snack and have recently been super popular on TikTok and other social media platforms in various forms: Biscoff latte, Biscoff cheesecake, Biscoff ice-cream and more.
- Oats: I used old-fashioned rolled oats but instant oats or steel cut oats will also work, though the cooking time will be shorter for instant oats and longer for rolled oats.
- Banana: a ripe banana will give you best results. If you don’t have a fresh banana, you can swap it for frozen banana slices. Just place them with all other ingredients and cook together. The banana slices will “melt” into the oatmeal.
- Plant Milk: use any plant milk you like. Almond, soy, coconut or oat milk are all good choices. Dairy milk will also work.
- Biscoff Cookie: I use the Lotus brand (available in the cookie aisle in most grocery stores) but any speculoos cookie brand will work, such as this one from Trader Joe’s.
- Cinnamon: use fresh, good quality ground cinnamon.
- Chia Seeds: to add some fiber and other nutrients to the oatmeal.
How to make Biscoff oatmeal
Step 1: Crush the cookie.
Step 2: Mash the banana.
Step 3: Cook everything together.
Step 4: Serve with your favorite toppings.
Biscoff oatmeal is delicious on its own but adding some creative toppings will bring it to a whole new level. To jazz up mine, I topped it with a whole Biscoff cookie, sliced bananas, strawberries, hemp seeds and a drizzle of Biscoff cookie spread that I heated up in the microwave (makes it into a sauce). The result was heavenly!
You can obviously top your Biscoff oatmeal with whatever you love and make it your own. Some suggestions include:
- Any fresh fruit, such as apples, pears, kiwis, raspberries, blueberries or dates
- Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries and dried apricots)
- Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds)
- A drizzle of honey or your favorite nut butter (peanut or almond butter)
- Chia seeds, hemp seeds or bee pollen (for an extra nutritional boost)
Substitutions and swaps
This recipe is highly customizable and you can swap some ingredients to fit your preferences.
- If you don’t have any bananas, you can sweeten the oatmeal with a bit of maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar.
- You don’t need to add chia seeds if chia is not your thing.
- For more spice, you can season your porridge with additional spices: nutmeg, dried ginger and dried cloves (in very small amounts)
- My recipe suggests using one crumbled Biscoff cookie to flavor the oatmeal and one whole one on top but if you prefer, crush both cookies and add them to the oats. It will give the oatmeal a more distinct flavor.
- If you prefer creamier oatmeal, you can swap the water with more plant milk. Or, you can use all water and skip the milk all together.
No. Lotus Biscoff cookies are pretty popular and available in most grocery stores but if you prefer, use any speculoos cookies you like, such as these from Trader Joe’s.
You can store leftovers (or meal prepped oatmeal) in the fridge in an airtight container or a mason jar for up to 5 days. Enjoy cold or reheat in the microwave uncovered until warmed through.
You can but I prefer using a cookie. I’ve experimented with this recipe a bit and found that the spread makes the oatmeal too sweet and too rich for my linking. Moreover, the spread is basically pureed cookies plus extra sugar and fat (not the healthiest fat, actually). I found that using a crushed cookie produced a healthier and less sweet version of the oatmeal. I did use 2 teaspoons of the spread on top. If you heat it up in the microwave for 20 seconds, it becomes runny, almost like a sauce and that tiny amount is just enough to produce an extra layer of Biscoff flavor without adding a ton of sugar and fat.
No. Biscoff cookies are made with wheat flour.
Yes. Lotus brand Biscoff cookies use no animal products. As long as you use gluten free oats, this oatmeal recipe is completely plant-based.
Yes you can. Just place all the ingredients (including crushed cookie and mashed banana) into a microwave safe bowl, stir well and cook uncovered on high for 2 minutes. Stir and taste. If you feel like it’s not done yet (microwave ovens vary), cook a bit more, 30 seconds at a time.
Tip: Use a fairly large bowl to prevent any boilover situations (because who wants to clean a messy microwave?).
Other healthy and decadent oat recipes
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- ⅓ cup rolled oats
- ⅓ cup water
- ½ cup almond milk or plant milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 Biscoff cookie or a different brand Speculoos cookie
- ½ small banana
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ banana sliced
- 1 sliced strawberry
- 1 biscoff cookie crushed or whole
- ½ teaspoon hemp seeds
- 2 teaspoons Biscoff cookie butter warmed up in microwave for drizzling.
- Crush the Biscoff cookie into crumbs.
- Mash the banana until mostly smooth.
- In a small pot combine oats, mashed banana, crushed cookie, chia seeds, water and plant milk.
- Bring to boil, then lower the heat to low and cook together stirring often until the oatmeal reaches your preferred consistency, 10-20 minutes. If it seems too dry, add another splash of water or milk towards the end of cooking and stir until bubbly.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.