Speculoos Cookie Butter Baked Oatmeal for One

Speculoos spread has taken the food blog world by storm. I have yet to try Biscoff Spread, but fell head-over-heels in love with Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter this past winter.

In between spoonfuls, I managed to actually come up with a recipe using the decadent and insanely addictive spread… and have wanted to use the cookie butter in another recipe ever since.

One problem: it was – disastrously – absent from the shelves of my Trader Joe’s after the holiday season. For some reason I didn’t venture out to any of the whopping six Trader Joe’s locations within 10 miles of where we live, (one of the perks to living in the Boston area), and instead fervently hoped that the cookie butter would return to my favored branch; or perhaps that was just my subconscious telling me to cool it with the cookie butter for a little while ;).

A little while ago, I finally spotted a full stock of the jars next to the nut butters and snatched up two jars; had a couple more months gone by, I’m sure I would have sought out the cookie butter at another TJ’s.

Although the sweet spread is probably better suited for dessert, I couldn’t resist using the cookie butter in a breakfast recipe.

Baked oatmeal to be specific.

On a whim, I also made a creamy banana sauce to drizzle over the top of the puffy baked oatmeal.

My typical breakfast is stovetop banana oats topped with peanut or almond butter; and I figured since I baked the cookie butter right into this oatmeal, it would be fun to incorporate banana into the topping.

I want this bite right now.

I held off posting this recipe until the weather here in New England returned to seasonable temperatures after a week of 70°+. The spring-like weather had me craving yogurt and fruit when I woke up, but now we’re back to cold temps. With a forecast of mornings in the 40s for the upcoming week, I see at least a couple of baked oatmeal breakfasts in my immediate future!



Speculoos Cookie Butter Baked Oatmeal for One

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast vegetarian oatmeal

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter (or Biscoff Spread)
  • 1/3 cup milk, preferably organic (I used 1%)
  • 1 egg white, preferablly organic
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a small ovenproof bowl.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oats, baking powder, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together cookie butter and egg white until smooth; whisk in milk and vanilla extract.

Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir with a rubber spatula until combined (be sure to fully mix the sticky cookie butter-milk mixture into the dry mixture). Spoon mixture into prepared bowl.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until oatmeal is puffed and set.

Serve with maple syrup or Banana Sauce, recipe follows.

Banana Sauce:

In a mini food processor (or small bowl) puree (or mash) together 1/2 medium-sized ripe banana with about 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt (I used 0%) until smooth. Puree (or mash) in a few drops of pure vanilla extract and a few dashes of ground cinnamon.

Nutritional Information (with banana sauce):

404.1 calories, 14.8 grams fat, 4.3 grams saturated fat, 6.8 grams fiber, 17.6 grams sugars, 13.5 grams protein

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45 thoughts on “Speculoos Cookie Butter Baked Oatmeal for One

  1. Already looking forward to May when I’ll be able to get to a Trader Joe’s on vacation! Can’t wait to try this…literally, I might have to go buy some Biscoff in the interim just to make this before May!

  2. This blog post is excellent because oatmeal is often taken for granted by most people. The baked oatmeal looks spectacularly mouthwatering! People should be reminded that:
    – Oatmeal can help you lower cholesterol.
    – Oatmeal has antioxidants that can help curb your body’s inflammation.
    – Oatmeal is beneficial to those who are suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
    – Oatmeal now comes in a variety of food products and flavors, not just your plain ordinary ones.
    – And of course, oatmeal is good for your heart, enough said.

  3. You should try the Speculoos from the Wafels & Dinges Food Truck in NYC. It’s AWESOME & thankfully they sell jars but it’s pricey.

    Biscoff Spread pales in comparison to Wafels & Dinges Speculoos!

    No Trader Joe’s where I live so I hope I can get a jar of their Cookie Butter when I’m on vacation next month. Crossing my fingers it’s in stock!

    1. I ordered the Wafels & Dinges Spekuloos spread and OH. MY. GOSH. It is amaaazing! Definitely better than TJ’s cookie butter. Thanks so much for the recommendation =).

  4. Lauren, did you notice that TJ’s now carries Speculoos filled dark chocolate bars!? I haven’t tried them yet, because I am afraid I will get addicted!

  5. Yum! Way to go using something so delicious in actual food – impressive. I discovered speculoos only recently, at Zinneken’s waffle place in Harvard! Great to find another Boston food blogger :-)

  6. Can this be made ahead and heated up? I get up really early for work and would love to take a mug of it with me to enjoy later.

    1. I don’t see why not… or you mix the ingredients in a mug at home and then cook it in the microwave at work (maybe for 1 1/2 minutes or so?).

  7. Great!
    I actually tried it last night. I baked it, let it cool, then popped it into the fridge. This morning I microwave for a couple of minutes at work. It was great! I felt like I was eating a big, soft, oatmeal cookie, right out of the oven!
    I am thinking of baking a bunch, adding some different things like dried fruit and nuts, and having my breakfast for the week all ready!

  8. I made this this morning, and it was delicious! Normally I’m not an oatmeal fan, but this was more like eating a dessert… I love the idea of making it ahead of time for a quicker breakfast, as I am usually pretty pressed for time!

  9. OMG I stumbled upon this blog while research the comparison between Biscoff spread and Cookie butter. Im going to TJ 1st thing in the morning for the spread and Im trying this recipe in the morning. So excited lol.

  10. I was looking for recipes to use the cookie butter in and I came across this. I tried it the next morning and it was delicious. I drizzled some local honey over it and it was delicious! Thanks, I can’t wait to try other stuff on your site!

  11. Just had this with Nutella instead of Biscoff and I must say it’s amazing!!!!!! I just left out the vanilla since Nutella is already sweet and then added some protein powder to make it my after cycle recovery meal!!! Yum. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!

  12. I just discovered Biscoff spread and made this this morning. Is it terrible that I put more spread on top before I ate it? (;

  13. I normally substitute peanut butter for the Speculoos and it’s quite delicious. But today, I had leftover pumpkin purée I had to use and used that instead of peanut butter. I also added some maple syrup for needed sweet. I always use almond milk and sub coconut oil to grease the ramekins. I may not get the sweetest, dessert-like concoction listed above, but it’s still tasty and gives me energy the whole day. Oh, and I always double or triple the recipe.

  14. i was so excited to try this for breakfast. I actually dreamed about it this whole week. I was disappointed when it turned out GROSS. I could barely swallow the first bite. It was flavorless and eggy. The worst baked oatmeal I’ve ever had. What a waste of cookie spread! Immediately unpinning!

  15. My, oh my. You really did it1 the BEST recipe. I normally eat the same breakfast as you do, but like some variety & this combines the best of all. I like it with blueberries or bananas sliced thin, or a combo, on top–as trying to cut my sugar and not eat maple (which I adore).Everyone should try this recipe–I am sorry I didn’t think of it myself and long before now. thanx for publishing it!!!!!! If you want to view jewelry design yummies, please visit my Pinterest board—Pauli Beverly Hills where I feature jewelry etc.-all non-fattening! LOL! BEST REGARDS, pauli cymet

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