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Old 02-28-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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So I made this recipe, with some slight changes (in red):

4-5 cups oatmeal (soaked overnight in about 1-2 cups yogurt or kefir, plus 1-2 cups warmish water)I used about 5 cups, soaked it overnight, though I only had about 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
4 eggs
1 cup sweetner of choice (can use less)I used 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil (can use less)I used 1/2 cup
1-2 cups milk 1 and 1/2 cups
2 tsp. vanilla (optional)
1 TB cinnamon
1 TB baking powder
1-2 cups fresh, frozen, or dried fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries, cherries, raisins, cranberries, rhubarb, etc.I used no fruit.


1. Soak oatmeal overnight in yogurt or kefir. In the morning, preheat oven to 350F.

2. Combine eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and baking powder. Mix well. Add milk (start with the smaller amount, and adjust to get the consistency you like), and mix again. Add fruit, and mix again.

3. Add oatmeal to egg mixture, and mix well.

4. Pour mixture into a 9" X 13" pan. Bake at 350F for about 1 hr., or until set. I did this exactly



I started this last night, then baked it this morning. What is the consistency supposed to be like? It was kind of custardy, but not quite like you could cut it into squares and hold a piece, it was more crumbly than that. And the top oats are a bit hard, chewable for me, but I don't know if I would give it to ds who has no molars yet. And the edges are hard like that too, not burned though, they are golden brown. Was I supposed to cover it while baking? Would this help the top oats to be softer?

The taste was good, although i would probably add a bit more sugar next time, maybe brown sugar. Maybe also some applesauce?

DD didn't like it. "I'm used to having cereal." She is so picky and hard to please. This dish was my attempt at a healthy alternative that she would like.

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I started this last night, then baked it this morning. What is the consistency supposed to be like? It was kind of custardy, but not quite like you could cut it into squares and hold a piece, it was more crumbly than that. And the top oats are a bit hard, chewable for me, but I don't know if I would give it to ds who has no molars yet. And the edges are hard like that too, not burned though, they are golden brown. Was I supposed to cover it while baking? Would this help the top oats to be softer?

The taste was good, although i would probably add a bit more sugar next time, maybe brown sugar. Maybe also some applesauce?

DD didn't like it. "I'm used to having cereal." She is so picky and hard to please. This dish was my attempt at a healthy alternative that she would like. [/COLOR]
Yay! DS likes it! He's chowing it down.

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Silly question- what's the difference between rolled oats and steel milled oats?? TIA!

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I made the OP's recipe, with a few tweaks, and oh my goodness! I HATE oatmeal, but this is divine!
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I made the OP's recipe, with a few tweaks, and oh my goodness! I HATE oatmeal, but this is divine!
Yeah, we loved it. DS and I ate it for breakfast everyday for a week! Convenient and inexpensive and delicious. Can't beat that.

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I made gardenmommy's recipe, but forgot the oil entirely. It is delicious! And makes a ton!

Has anyone tried cooking this in the crockpot? I think I'll try that in a week or so after we finish this batch. :

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I can't believe this thread is still around! Hee hee. Love the stuff; it's a fave at our house.

Now if I can just get DH to quit drenching it in pancake syrup (HFCS), I'll be happy.
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We always cover it in applesauce or apple butter. I like to top it with some yogurt. I love seeing all the ways that everyone adapts the recipes to their own tastes!
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I made this using steel cut oats a couple weeks ago. Normally I always use quick oats (and love-love-love it). It had an almost crunchy? texture which I didn't care for. I soaked it overnight; I think about 10 hours. What do you think...next time should I soak it longer? Use more liquid? Or just bake it longer?
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subbing cause I'd like to try this.
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I made this last night/this morning for the first time, tweaking gardenmommy's version, and it was a big hit!

I soaked in peach kefir, used 1/2 C maple syrup for sweetener, used raw milk, about 2/3 C coconut oil and blackberries. I topped mine with a little more raw milk, DH and DS used a little bit of raw honey, and we all loved it!

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Bump because and I'm going to make some tonight.

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This has been a huge hit at our house! Love it :-) Thanks gardenmommy.
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no problem!
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this is such a wonderful thread - bumping it up since I had to search forever to find it!

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Mmm... I'm going to make this on the weekend.

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OK, ya got me! This is going to be baking in the very near future:

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I can't remember when I found the original recipe but we make it almost weekly (we have some leftover in the fridge right now for tomorrow). I use applesauce and cut the sugar by half. Funny how I never really thought of substitutions and different variations until I read this thread. I guess we've been pretty happy with the original. I so look forward to it that I would be afraid it would turn out horribly if I messed with it. I do plan on trying some coconut milk though - love that stuff :. We call it Oatmeal Pie. I bake it in a pie plate and serve it like a piece of pie in a bowl with a drizzle of maple syrup and soymilk. I'm also going to try gardenmommy's version. It looks like it makes more and pretty soon we'll be feeding 6 people. The original recipe won't feed us all anymore .

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I love this thread. Thanks for all the recipes. I won't eat oatmeal plain.

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Do all of these have to be refrigerated?  If not, which ones can be left in a container on the counter?  Would it depend upon whether (and how much) egg &/or milk it contains?

 

If the recipe has a cookie like consistency (which can be cut into bars) is it safe to assume it doesn't have to be refrigerated?

 

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I would definitely refrigerate baked oatmeal.  You could also freeze it in serving sizes.


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