Enjoy these Delicious Oatmeal Recipes: Oatmeal Cookies, Cake, Breakfast Oatmeal Slices, Baked Oatmeal, and Brownies.

Many sumptuous foods get their day — or month — in the sun by way of some commemoration. But even very basic, traditional and unexciting foods get a salute

For example, this is National Oatmeal Month, recognizing the long-term favorite for its up-to-date health characteristics — low fat, no sodium, and the ability to help lower the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal also fits today’s time pressures, since a bowl can be made in seconds in the microwave.

And, of course, oatmeal cookies are among the nation’s favorites. Oatmeal and other cereal uses of oats are greatly utilized by America’s 82 breakfast-food production firms. The industry employs around 11,500 people, with annual sales of $9.8 billion.

oatmeal cookieFavorite Oatmeal, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c. margarine

1/2 c. peanut butter

1 c. sugar

1 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1/4 c. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 1/2 c. oatmeal

1/2 c. chocolate chips

1/2 c. raisins

Walnuts

Directions

Beat margarine, peanut butter, and sugars until creamy.

‘Blend in eggs, milk and vanilla.

Mix in all the rest.

Drop by spoonfuls (make small) on cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 14 minutes.

Remove before they turn brown, underbake them.

oatmeal cakeOatmeal Cake

1 1/4 c. boiling water

1 c. quick rolled oats

1/2 c. margarine or butter, softened

1 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1/4 c. frozen orange juice

concentrate, thawed, undiluted

1 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Nut topping (recipe follows)

Directions

In small bowl, pour water over oats; set aside.

Cream butter with sugars until fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each.

Beat in orange concentrate and vanilla.

Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Blend into creamed mixture alternately with oats.

Turn into greased 13 x 9 inch pan.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when pressed lightly.

Cool on rack. Spread with nut topping.

Place under boiler 1 minute or until golden. Serves 12

NUT TOPPING:

In saucepan, combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, undiluted.

Stirring, bring to a boil,

Cook 1 minute.

Remove from heat.

Stir in 1 cup flaked coconut and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Crispy Fried Oatmeal Slices

2 c  Oats, uncooked*
1 ts Salt
3 1/2 c Water
1/2 c finely-chopped cooked ham, drained**oatmeal-crispies
*Quick or old-fashioned.
**Or crumbled cooked bacon

Directions

Stir oats into briskly boiling salted water.

Cook 1 minute for quick oats, stirring occasionally. Cook 5 minutes or longer for old fashioned oats.

Cover pan, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in ham or bacon.

Pour into ungreased 8-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ loaf pan. Cool slightly.

Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Cut into 16 slices and pan-fry in small amount of butter until golden brown, about 10 minutes per side.

Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.

Baked Oatmeal

3 cups rolled Oats

2 eggs, beaten (can use whites only, will not be as golden brown, but works)

1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil or ½frac12; cup butter or margarine

1 tsp. baking powder

2 cups milk (can use skim)

¾ cups brown sugar (can use splenda if watching your sugar, again will not be as golden brown in color)

1 tsp. salt

**Options: nuts (pecans and walnuts are nice), spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg, dried fruits, coconut.

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together and pour into 9 x 13 greased baking pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve warm with extra milk or pure maple syrup on top.

Brownies

1 c. margarine

3 tbsp. cocoa + 1 tbsp. oil

2 2/3 c. sugar

4 eggs

1 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c. oatmeal

2 tsp. vanilla

Nuts (optional)

Directions

Melt margarine and mix with sugar and chocolate mixture.

Beat in eggs.

Add dry ingredients and vanilla.

Mix well.

Bake in greased 9 x 13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Cut into squares.

 

Maggie Manion

Margie Manion graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. She taught for several years. Then went on to marry her college sweetheart. They have two beautiful boys who are the the center of their world. Margie taught in the classroom for 4 years until she quit to stay home with her two boys. During this time, as a parent educator with the Parents As Teachers program ashe did a local parenting segment, weekly, with WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City. She is currently a frequest guest on FNC and is back in the classroom teaching 3rd grade in Liberty, MO, as well as promoting her invention and book (Zoom Spoon and "Zoom Spoon and Finicky Philip the Picky Eater" .

Margie wants you to know that, "I am very passionate about what I do. I know that parenting is the hardest and most important job in the world! I would like to reach as many parents as possible to help them to take extra steps to make their parenting experience a positive one! There is no such thing as the "perfect parent" it is an ongoing process and it is never to late to try something new!"
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