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Samoa Oatmeal Recipe

This Samoa Oatmeal has all the flavors of the popular girl scout cookie: coconut, chocolate, and caramel. A deliciously sweet way to start the day.

Samoa Oatmeal

It’s girl scout cookie time 🙂 🙂 :).

I can resist almost all packaged cookies, but not Girl Scout Cookies. They are my favorite cookies. And the fact that they are only available for a limited time each year makes them all the more enticing.

And let’s not talk about the cute little girl scouts who park themselves directly in front of the entrance to my grocery store and flash me those pretty smiles while asking me to please buy a box of cookies. Can’t say no.

The first time I saw them I bought a box of samosa, thin mints, and tagalongs. Samoas and thin mints are tied for my favorite. They’re so different it’s kind of hard to compare them.

I made the mistake of opening all 3 boxes when I got home and I must have eaten 1/2 of each box. And that’s why I’m on Jenny Craig this week 🙁

Today I walked by the same cookies and I just bought cookies for the troops. Yay me!

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But luckily before I started the Jenny Craig Girl Scout Repentence, I made this delicious Samoa Oatmeal. It’s filled with that same chocolate, caramel, and coconut goodness of a samoa cookie. I was a huge hater of shredded coconut until I tried a samoa cookie about 5 years ago. Samoa cookies are so good they made me give up my 35+ year hatred of shredded coconut.

I still remember the time (I think it was my 5th birthday) my grandmother had a teddy bear cake made for me. I had a huge smile on my face when I first saw it, but when it was placed in front of me my heart sunk. There may have been tears shed.

It was completely covered in shredded coconut.

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If I had just tried a samoa cookie or maybe some of this samoa oatmeal before then, I most certainly would have yummed it up instead of refusing to take a single bite.

samoa oatmeal

Samoa Oatmeal

Samoa Oatmeal

Oatmeal with all the chocolate, caramel, and coconut flavor of a Girl Scout Cookie.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 10 caramels, the kind wrapped in plastic
  • 1/4 cup shredded toasted coconut
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Chop each caramel square into 4 smaller squares.
  • Stir in oats. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, adding the caramel pieces with about 1 minute of cooking time left.
  • To serve, top with coconut and chocolate chips.


Calories: 340kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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Recipe adapted from HappyFoodHealthyLife.com

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28 thoughts on “Samoa Oatmeal Recipe”

  1. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    What a wonderful, genius idea my friend! Samoa flavored oatmeal sounds out-of-this-world delicious <3

  2. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    This oatmeal looks soooo good! Totally loving your pictures and the caramel is the cherry on top!

  3. I love this idea Christin, this oatmeal looks insanely good! Samoas are my favorite GS cookies and adding the flavors to oatmeal is brilliant – can’t wait to give this a try – pinning 🙂

  4. DessertForTwo

    My heart breaks for your grandma who made you an adorable cake that made you cry. Oh so sad! But Grandmas love us anyway, don’t they? I’m so glad you’re on the coconut bandwagon 🙂

  5. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    I adore oatmeal and have had it with peanut butter and chocolate before – but not shredded coconut! Fantastic idea – thank you!

  6. easyfoodsmith

    Oh my! I can have this oatmeal for my breakfast every single day. So beautiful and so delicious.

  7. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    So funny! I was creating some samoa inspired things this weekend!
    Love that I can have cookie flavour for breakfast! YUM!

  8. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker

    OH no, don’t do this to me!! Now I want this now!! my daughter loves chocolate chips in her oatmeal and she’s going to love this recipe!

  9. What a fabulous way to get your cookie fix in! Samoas are definitely my favorite. I nearly bought a samoa cupcake today! This oatmeal would be a much better choice 😉

  10. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    This looks absolutely FANTASTIC Christin. Like super amazing! Love the pictures AND the ingredients! YUM!

  11. Oh wow! I’m a devoted Thin Mints girl and while I love coconut milk, I have not learned to like shredded coconut. The Samosas do look incredible and now I’m thinking I need to give it a taste. I have a feeling it might be a “bad” idea though…probably too good. This oatmeal is incredible.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I know what you mean! Sometimes I wish I had never tried a samoa. Life might be easier if I didn’t lie so many things and I’d definitely spend less time exercising.

  12. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Ok this is pretty awesome and I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow morning!

  13. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I am making this ASAP because samoas are my favorite, and what a great way to start the day! I hope you had a great weekend, Christin!

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