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I'm looking for something along the lines of baked oatmeal. But something I can make ahead, freeze extras, and just be able to grab and go - rather than needing a bowl and spoon. I'll probably end up sharing with DS as well.

I neeeed the oatmeal and coconut oil regularly for my cholesterol And I just don't find/make the time to make oatmeal during the week and I end up grabbing a bagel at work (bad plan). I have a ginormo bag of steal cut oats to experiment with! (If your recipe requires rolled oats, please let me know!)

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What about making granola instead? You can do it in the crock pot, if you have one.

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...la-recipe.html

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What about making granola instead? You can do it in the crock pot, if you have one.

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...la-recipe.html
I love granola, but I'm really looking for something more grab and go. I like granola with yogurt more than loose.
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What about this one?
http://amoderngal.com/2009/02/15/hea...d-banana-bars/

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Or this one:
http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/home...a-bars-688319/

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Thanks! #1 looks perfect! And #2 looks delish but a little more sugar than I should probably have with breakfast. Thanks so much!
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I like the first, too, but would soaking work?
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Oh, I'm going to try #1! I need something quick to grab in the mornings because DS2 always needs to nurse for a long time and DD2 wakes up with low blood sugar and is horribly cranky unless she eats right away.

I use that crockpot granola recipe (modified for whatever extra ingredients we have on hand) and love it on some homemade yogurt!

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There is an EPIC post on baked oatmeal around here somewhere....
I'll do a search and see what I can do

Found it!!
http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ighlight=baked

I've tried a lot of em.. all good
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There is an EPIC post on baked oatmeal around here somewhere....
I'll do a search and see what I can do

Found it!!
http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ighlight=baked

I've tried a lot of em.. all good
HOORAY!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
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Katie at her Kitchen Stewardship blog has created an E-book called "Healthy Snacks to Go" that contains recipes for granola bars, and it is worth every penny. They can all be soaked as well (she includes directions for that) and many of them contain coconut oil.

http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/eb...n-stewardship/

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also, you can just make bars out of your leftover oatmeal. just add a couple eggs, some molasses, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and a bit of baking powder according to volume. we call them oatmeal chewies. uber frugal!
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also, you can just make bars out of your leftover oatmeal. just add a couple eggs, some molasses, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and a bit of baking powder according to volume. we call them oatmeal chewies. uber frugal!
There's a thought! Ginormo pot of oatmeal on the weekend and some bars for the weekday mornings. Temp? Time?

Thanks for all of the good info throughout this thread! I have lots of reading and experimenting to do!
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Okay. So I finally got to make these this morning. They definitely taste better when cool. They are not very sweet. Make sure to use VERY ripe bananas. DH (who has done the bulk of the cooking in recent years) recommends adding a pinch of salt, and doubling the cinnamon. Perhaps adding raisins/and or date would up the sweetness factor, if that is what you are looking for. they are chewy rather than crispy.

I know you weren't looking for granola, but wanted to mention I made this yesterday, and it was delicious! I recommend shortening the second cook time by at least a half an hour, or at watching it closely during that last hour on low.
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I made these today as well. These were excellent. They actually might be a little TOO sweet. If anything, I would back off on the sugar.

I used an 1/8 c of cranberries, 3/8 c dates, and a 1/2 c of raisins. We used regular store brand crispy rice cereal this time, but next time, we are going to use the crispy brown rice cereal that our grocery store carries.

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Try the Thick and Chewy Granola Bars from Smitten Kitchen
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Try the Thick and Chewy Granola Bars from Smitten Kitchen
Yes, yum. I made those all last winter. If you puree some or all of your dried fruits (raisins, apricots, whatever) they are so chewy and stick together great!
I also never put the corn syrup in (calls for 2 TB), have used brown rice syrup, brown sugar, no sugar, with peanut/nut butter or without, etc.
The recipe is an amazing base recipe that you can mess with all you want. I was going to post it here too.

http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/02/th...-granola-bars/

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These can be completely raw or partial. My most picky eater can't get enough of these, and they're easy to make so I can have them on hand all the time.

No-Bake Nut Butter Energy Bars

> 1/2 c. agave nectar
> 2 tbsp coconut oil
> 1 1/2 c. nut butter
> 2 c. oats
> 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
> 1/2 c. raisins, dried cranberries or dried fruit of choice
> 1/2 c. choc chips
> 1/2 c. slivered almonds
> 1/2 c. sunflower seeds
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> Warm agave, coconut oil, and nut butter in saucepan on low heat until soft
> enough to combine.
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> Remove from heat. Add all other ingredients (except choc chips) mix well. When cooled enough to not melt chocolate, mix in choc. chips. Press into a 9 in. square pan. Cool in refrigerator approx. 30-60 minutes. Cut in squares.
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> I usually use a new jar of Trader Joe's organic peanut butter so I don't have to melt it. And it's been warm enough lately that I haven't had to melt to coconut oil at all. I guess if you don't heat it above 116 degrees F it still counts as raw. I don't care that all the ingredients aren't raw, I figure some is better than nothing . I haven't used protein powder because we don't have any, and I add sesame seeds, flax seeds and coconut. I've also added toasted pecan pieces which of course makes it not raw, but who cares, it tastes sooooo good ;-)
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> I used Trader Joe's raw almond butter once, I liked it but the kids didn't...so
> I've been sticking to the peanut butter. Oh yeah, you want to keep them in the refrigerator because they tend to fall apart if left at room temp too long.

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We love, love, love this recipe!! I've made it several times and it freezes really well! http://nourishedkitchen.com/baked-oatmeal/

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We love, love, love this recipe!! I've made it several times and it freezes really well! http://nourishedkitchen.com/baked-oatmeal/
Oh man! That recipe looks AMAZING...gonna try it tomorrow morning (soaking my oats tonight)

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Baked oatmeal is great - last fall our favorite way to eat it was topped with a dollop of fil mjolk (drained to thicken it up like whipped cream), and drizzled with apple cider syrup... it's almost cold enough in the mornings now to start making this again! gratuitous photo
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