Today we made Blueberry Oatmeal Choc Chip Muffins!
2C flour, 3t baking powder, 3T butter, melted, 1C chocolate chips, 3/4C sugar, 1T cinnamon, 1C quick oats, 2 eggs, 1/4C milk, 12 oz blueberry pie filling
Sift together dry ingredients except for oatmeal. Stir in oatmeal.
In separate bowl, beat eggs with pie filling.
Stir in melted butter.
Make a well in the dry ingredients. Add wet and stir a little.
Stir in milk until almost blended.
Fold in chocolate chips until just fully blended.
Turn into lined, greased or nonstick muffin tin.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today we made Apple Nut Granola Bars!
1 1/2C brown sugar, 1C flour, 1T cinnamon, 2 eggs, 5T butter, melted and cooled; 1C chocolate chips, 1C of coarsely chopped, walnuts / cashews / almonds / peanuts, 1C apple chopped into 1/4″ pieces, 2C quick oats, 1T almond extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and cinnamon. Stir in brown sugar and oats.
In separate bowl, beat eggs.
Stir in melted butter and almond extract.
Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until just blended.
Fold in apples.
Fold in nuts and chips.
Turn into greased 9″X11″ rectangular pan.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today we made Apple Oatmeal Cookies!
1/2C butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C honey, 2 eggs, 1/2t baking powder, 1 1/2C flour, 1t almond extract, 1C quick oats, 2 extra large Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced into 1/4″ pieces (about 2C)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream butter and brown sugar.
Mix in eggs.
Add honey. Blend well. Mixture will curdle.
In separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Stir in oats.
Add to wet ingredients until just blended.
Stir in apples.
Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today I made Cranberry Oatmeal Scones!
2 1/2C flour, 2C oatmeal, 1 1/4C sugar, 1t salt, 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1 egg, 7T cold butter, 1/2C pineapple juice, 10 oz fresh raw cranberries, halved
Preheat oven to 400F. Mix dry ingredients.
Stir together egg and pineapple juice.
Add to dry ingredients.
Cut in butter.
Mix in chopped cranberries. Blend well.
Spoon by T onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today I made Lemon Vodka Oat Bars!
1 1/4 C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 2 eggs, 2C oats
Filling: 1 1/2 C sugar, 1/4C cornstarch, 1/4C flour, 1/4C citrus vodka, juice of 2 lemons, 4 eggs
Preheat oven to 350F.
Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in oats. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs. Blend well.
Stir in dry ingredients.
Turn into greased rectangular pan.
Bake 20 minutes or until barely tan. Keep oven at 350F.
Beat eggs with sugar.
Sift in dry ingredients.
Stir in juice and vodka.
Press down with fork on crust.
Pour on filling.
Bake 30 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Today I made Cherry Crisp!
2C pitted halved fresh cherries, 2T cornstarch, 1/4C sugar, 1/4C water, 3/4C packed brown sugar, 1/2C uncooked quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats, 1/2C flour, 3T butter
Preheat oven to 350F.
Stir cornstarch, sugar, water and cherries constantly over medium heat until thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
In bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and oats.
Cut in butter. Spread half evenly into greased 8″ or 9″ square pan.
Spread cherry mixture over this.
Sprinkle on remaining half of oats mixture, with extra brown sugar if desired.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today I made Oatmeal Waffles!
1 1/4C flour, 1t baking powder, 3/4t kosher salt, 1 egg, 1 1/2C milk, 3T butter, melted, 1/4C sugar, 1C quick or old-fashioned oats
Sift together flour, baking powder and sugar. Add salt and oats. In separate bowl, beat egg. Stir in milk. Stir in melted butter. Blend well. Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in wet until just blended. Let sit five minutes. Turn into preheated waffle iron.
Today I made Apple Raisin Oat Bars!
1/2C butter, 1C brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2t vanilla, 3/4C quick oats, 1C flour, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/4t salt, 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1/2″ pieces, 1C raisins
Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter with brown sugar. Add eggs. Blend well. Add vanilla. Blend well. In separate bowl, sift together flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir dry ingredients into wet. Stir in oats. Add apples. Blend well. Add raisins. Blend well. Turn into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and bars come away from the edge of the pan. Cool before cutting.
Today I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars!
Crust: 1C butter, 1 1/3C firmly packed brown sugar, 3/4C light corn syrup,
5 1/3C quick oats, 2t vanilla extract
Topping: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa, 1/3C crunchy peanut butter, 14 oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk
The recipe for the crust is from the book “Growing Up on the Chocolate Diet” by Lora Brody, 1990. I halved the crust recipe.
Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and brown sugar. Mix in the next 3 ingredients. Spread in greased rectangular pan. Bake 16 minutes. Cool. Meanwhile, heat sweetened condensed milk with cocoa, stirring constantly until cocoa dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Blend well. Spread on top of cooled crust. Cool. Freeze 2 hours. Thaw 10 minutes. Cut into bars.