It's like having unbaked cookies for breakfast, without the butter and extra sugar. When I haven't had chocolate chips, I've used other chocolate. (Dove Promises are really good. I've also used Godiva cocoa.) I recommend using a large microwaveable dish (I use a 4-cup Pyrex); I discovered the hard way what a mess this can be in too small a bowl. And I always just eyeball the ingredients (except the oatmeal), so feel free to play with the measurements. It's not low fat, but it's soooo good.