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What To Do With Leftover Oatmeal

August 7, 2007 by  
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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.


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6 Responses to What To Do With Leftover Oatmeal

  1. Christine says:

    Thanks so much Carrie! Those look sooo good! We are having a great time here in TX.

  2. Christina DeSota says:

    Great idea! I can’t wait to try them!

  3. Susie says:

    My bars are baking right now. It smells so yummy. At the end of 20 minutes they still seemed gooey. I’m trying to see if cooking them a little longer helps. Are you sure there is suppose to be no flour in the recipe? Thanks for helping me out with the leftover oatmeal.

  4. barefootmama says:

    yummy..thanks for the tips:))

  5. Lynne hogan says:

    I teach @ a preschool and due to health regulations alot
    of perfectly good food is required to be thrown away. Everbody knows to ask me first. I really dislike throwing away perfectly good food! I bring it home & turn it into something different. Yesterday I brought home leftover oatmeal and this recipe is perfect!
    Thank you, lvh
    P.S. Apples=apple bread, eggs=quiche, vegies=soup, canned chicken noodle soup=soup base. ; )

  6. Jennifer says:

    What size pan did you use?

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