What is your favourite recipe using oatmeal?

Question by Jayda: What is your favourite recipe using oatmeal?
I love oatmeal, and I just recently found out how healthy it is, (what a bonus!) I don’t know of many ways to cook with it other than traditional porridge and oatmeal cookies. I’d like to know what your favourite recipes are that use oatmeal!
I would prefer if they were low-fat, but any recipes at all would be appreciated!
Thanks a lot!

Best answer:

Answer by charmean1975
This is an Alton Brown recipe from www.foodnetwork.com for homemade granola bars…really good, better than any you get in a package and really easy!

8 ounces old-fashioned rolled oats, about 2 cups
1 1/2 ounces raw sunflower seeds, about 1/2 cup
3 ounces sliced almonds, about 1 cup
1 1/2 ounces wheat germ, about 1/2 cup
6 ounces honey, about 1/2 cup
1 3/4 ounces dark brown sugar, about 1/4 cup packed
1-ounce unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 1/2 ounces chopped dried fruit, any combination of apricots, cherries or blueberries

Butter a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ onto a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.

Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the dried fruit, and stir to combine. Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and press down, evenly distributing the mixture in the dish and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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  1. MjV says:

    Oatmeal cookies or an apple crisp its delicious!

  2. Suzy says:

    The kids adore oatmeal (by itself or with raisins and/or bananas mixed in) muffins.

  3. Barry says:

    Use it in meatloaf in place of bread crumbs..

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