- rworange Mar 5, 2007 11:01 AM
I have a lot of oatmeal.
What would be some good recipes for using this up other than variations of cooked breakfast oatmeal?
I'm thinking a nice meatloaf recipe would be nice.
Some recipes I've culled from the Chowhound boards and Chow
Oatmeal-Banana-Raisin Waffles - CHOW
Oatmeal and Buttermilk Pancakes
Oatmeal pancake recipe
Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream: tasty and easy!
Old recipe for no-bake oatmeal-chocolate cookies?
Oatmeal cookies with dried cherries and dark choc. chunks
Sprout--Oatmeal Cookies from Fresser
The quintessential oatmeal cookie...
Chewy oatmeal cookies
oatmeal raisin cookie recipe?
ISO oatmeal snack ideas
Another option to add for your no bake cookies are these:
My Nonna used to make them for me and they store really well in the freezer.
Also - what about an fruit crumble?)
(I haven't tried this recipe, but I may tonight!
You could make a granola or a muesli pretty easily. You'd need steel-cut oats. But very easy to make, reasonably healthy (in the right portions), and it'll keep forever. A great use of oatmeal in my book. Mark Bittman has a good granola recipe and I got the muesli recipe from Saveur, but I am sure lots of recipes are good for that type of thing.
The lunch truck at my work has this drink called "avena", which I guess means oatmeal in Spanish. It was pretty good, a sort of watery semi-smooth oatmeal "smoothie". Apparently it is a popular drink in South and Central America. I saw a couple recipes when I googled the word. Check it out.
The Joy of Cooking meatloaf recipe calls for oatmeal. It is quite nice, better if you soak the oatmeal in milk first. There's one way to use up a cup of it. If you don't have the recipe, I can post it.
Along the meatloaf lines, I learned from my mother to always mix some rolled oats in when making a burger, too. I suspect that long ago, this was originally devised as an extender, but actually I don't add all that much (just a sprinkle per burger), so it's not exactly extending it very far. It makes a tenderer and more flavorful burger-- probably partly because of the oats, but my other theory is that it helps the burger retain more of the fat that the meat releases.
Another good way to use oats is in the topping for crisps. Depending where you live, some of this past season's apples might still be available (or you could always resort to some mass-produced supermarket apples from washington, but these aren't as good for crisps)
And in just a few weeks, it will be rhubarb season! :)
Love the post! We consume mass quantities of oatmeal with these:
Nut Butter Protein Energy Balls
1 cup almond butter
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup maple syrup, honey or agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients together; take a tablespoon and form into balls. Or smash into a rectangle on parchment paper and cut into squares. Refrigerate. Feel free to improvise!
My other favorite is Muesli, this is how I make mine: http://blog.firecooked.com/2007/06/02...
The best oatmeal bars ever:
1/2 c butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
chocolate chips (optional)
chopped nuts (optional)
Combine all ingredients. Pat into a thin layer in a 9x13 pan and bake
at 325 for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and soft-cookie
consistency (the bars will harden as they cool, but you don't want to
If variations are desired, let cool 5 minutes, then shake chocolate
chips on top. Let sit for another 5-10 minutes (the heat from the
bars will melt the chocolate), and then spread into a thin layer.
Sprinkle chopped nuts onto the warm chocolate if desired.
So simple, and yet so delicious.