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Aug 26, 2006 12:05 PM

Leftover oatmeal

Any suggestions for what to do with leftover oatmeal? I always make more than I plan to.Thanks

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  1. Reheat it later when you want to eat it. You might have to add some liquid and stir it well if it's thickened, but it is reasonably edible.

    1. I do that on purpose. During the cool weather I make about four servings of oatmeal, eat one, and put the rest in individual portions covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. I nuke a bowl each morning until it's time to make more. Oatmeal nukes perfectly and is as good as freshly made even days later.

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      1. re: JoanN

        Yes, my husband does this with oat groats which take forever to cook.

      2. I assume you're talking about steel-cut oats and not the rolled variety. In oatmeal weather I always make a huge batch on Monday, and parcel it out into two-cup containers for us to have the rest of the week. I think it actually gets better the longer it sits.

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        1. re: Will Owen

          If you will give those steel cut oats an over night soak they will cook very quickly the next AM

        2. My husband makes extra just to have on hand for great oatmeal pancakes. Let me know if you want the recipe, and I'll post.

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          1. re: TerriL

            I would like the recipe for this! Thanks.

          2. Feeling adventurous? Give this recipe a try for “Fried Oatmeal”: