An Ode to Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is inexpensive and healthy, but few people like it. Personally, I love it, I grew up eating and it is my favorite thing to eat when I have  sick tummy. It’s creamy, warm and soothing. You just have to know how to make it, and again, few people do.

Allow me to share my plethora of oatmeal recipes?

2-4 Oatmeal

Bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil.

Add 2 cups of oats.

Put lid on pot and turn off the heat.

Allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Add milk, real butter, raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar or honey. It’s perfect, and super easy, even for a busy weekday morning.

This usually leaves us with about 1 cup of oatmeal. What to do with it?

Oatmeal Scones (hat tip to Kendra Fletcher for this one!)

2 Tbsp. of butter

2 Tbsp. of honey

1 cup of cooked, cooled, oatmeal

2/3 cup of milk

1 cup of whole wheat flour

3/4 cup flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and honey. Mix into oatmeal. Mix milk in slowly. In a small bowl mix dry ingredients. Add to oatmeal mixture and mix well. Pat dough out into a circle shape onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes till browned. I like to top these with a simple orange glaze (whisk a few tablespoons of powdered sugar into a few tablespoons of orange juice.)

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 Tbsp. honey

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup milk

1 egg, well beaten

2 Tbsp. oil

1 cup of cooked, cooled, oatmeal

Mashed banana, optional

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. In separate smaller bowl mix wet ingredients. Combine both dry and wet, spoon batter into greased muffin pans and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. These are perfect drizzled with honey  or topped with jam.

Swiss Oatmeal

2 cups of dry oats in a medium sized bowl with airtight lid

Add enough water to come just below the top of the oats

Soak overnight in the fridge.

In the morning, it will have absorbed all the liquid and be like a soft, creamy granola. Add natural yogurt or milk to loosen it up, then add cinnamon, raisins, apples, walnuts, honey, or brown sugar. This is great for those hot summer months.


Enjoy your oatmeal.


One thought on “An Ode to Oatmeal

  1. Brenda says:

    We love oatmeal too. Its funny how we all make it a little differently, I put the oatmeal in to the cold water. I’m sure it turns out the same. We just heat up the left-overs. I think I’d like to try that Swedish oatmeal.

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