4 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups shredded coconut, sweetened
2 cups almonds, sliced
1-1/2 cups dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the oats, coconut, almonds, and cherries together in a large bowl. Pour the vegetable oil and honey over the oat mixture. Add the cinnamon, and stir until coated. Pour onto a sheet pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.
Mashed Potato Oatmeal
I sneak oatmeal into the family food, anyway I can, and they never know it.
Put 1 cup dried oatmeal into mixing bowl.
Put 1 cup warm water over oatmeal. Stir and set aside.
Boil potatoes as usual for mashed potatoes.
While boiling, heat, low fat evaporated milk, butter, and salt in microwave, until butter melts.
Drain potatoes and start mashing, while alternating small amounts of microwaved mixture and oatmeal water mixture, until you get the consistency you want.
I throw in a couple globs of the oatmeal mush too. They will never know, this doesn't change the flavor or the texture at all.
Triple-Healthy Salmon Patties
Take a large can of salmon and with fingers pulverize the bones. Chop the skin fine or discard it.
1/2 c oatmeal
2-6 T of chopped onion (to taste)
dash of milk
dash of lemon juice if you have it
Form into patties and fry in olive oil till browned. Cheap olive oil has less flavor so is best for this.
1/2 c. oil or applesauce
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3 c. oatmeal
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1. Bake at 350 degrees, 30-35 minutes.
Also can be cut in half and microwaved.
I had a similar problem - someone else did my shopping for me - I was sick - and I got two large boxes of regular oatmeal - instead of quick oats.
I found if I put the regular oatmeat in my food processor and gave it a few whirls I had either quick or instant oatmeal - depending how much I processed it.
I am sure glad to have come across this, I have a huge container of the old-fashioned oats and didn't have a clue what to do with them. Thanks everyone!
Mrs. Elson's Oatmeal Cookies
Turlock ,Ca. 1951
cream 3/4 cup shortenin and 1 cup sugar
add 2 eggs , well beaten
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup each : chopped nuts,chocolate chips and raisins
Mix all together and drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in 325* oven for 10 - 12 minutes.
These are very good. Make enough to share. GG Vi
Oatmeal pancakes/waffles.....Pour 1 cup milk over 3/4 cup oatmeal..let stand 5 minutes....Mix together, 1/2 cup flour, 1 Tab. sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt....set aside....Mix together 1 beaten egg, 3 Tab. shortening, and 1 tsp. vanilla....add this to the oatmeal mixture, combine well...then add the dry flour mixture...mix well.....You can either bake the batter in a waffle baker, or cook on a lightly greased griddle....top the cakes/ waffles with whatever you desire....
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