What To Do With Leftover Oatmeal
Christine is out of town this week (hope you’re having fun Christine!) so I’m blogging here today in her absence. My name is Carrie Lauth and I’m host of Natural Moms Talk Radio.
I don’t know about you, but it seems that I can never quite cook just the right amount of oatmeal, even when I measure it! I almost always cook too much, and I hate throwing it out. I’ve heard other cheapskate cooks say they save leftover oatmeal and put it in muffin recipes, bread recipes, cookie recipes or even soup.
I wanted to share today what I did with leftover oatmeal.
I got a hankerin’ (that’s Southern for “craving”) for a little something sweet to go with my afternoon coffee, and threw this together. I didn’t measure it so you’ll have to just eye it to see if it looks right.
My kids loved these, they’re high in protein, have whole grains and nuts and are also wheat free if you have issues there (I do.)
Carrie’s Peanut Buttery Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Preheat the oven to 350.
- 1 cup leftover cooked oatmeal
- 1 cup all natural peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts or peanuts
Mix all ingredients well, then spread into a greased pan. I think these cooked for about 20 minutes.
We cut them into bars and they were quite good as an afternoon snack. If you like you could get adventurous and melt some chocolate to spread on top.