Not Just for Breakfast

Heather says:

Many of you know I just returned from a blogging conference in Nashville? What conference you ask? Oh Blissdom, you may have heard of it.

As I’ve mentioned many times over the past few years, we’re huge fans of oatmeal or rolled oats in our house. We definitely go for the traditional rolled oats over the quick cooking, there’s really no comparison. Not too long ago I was at Costco and found Quaker Rolled Oats for 0.63 a lb. Can you beat that cost per serving for breakfast? I can’t. Naturally I bought 50 lbs. I can safely say we’re fans of Quaker and if anyone wants to check up on that, I’ve got 40lbs in my freezer right now. (Why in the freezer? Well to prevent pantry moths, of course).

What can you do with 50lbs of Quaker Rolled Oats?

Oh that’s easy, in a large family they disappear rather quickly on their own, but the rolled oats have plenty of uses.

You’ve got your regular every day oatmeal. (We soak our oats to make it creamier). Don’t get stuck in a plain oatmeal rut, add any kind of dried or fresh fruit, top with pecans,

Mix it into your meatloaf or meatballs instead of breadcrumbs. For best results, give them a whirl in a food processor or blender, first.

Make oatmeal and banana pancakes.

Then of course there are the oatmeal cookies. My current favorite are No-Bake Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

It makes a great blueberry muffin topping.

And the creme de la creme is making your own homemade granola.

If that’s not enough, they have plenty of recipes for Quaker Old Fashioned Rolled Oats on their website. Enjoy the resource.

*Many thanks to Quaker for sponsoring great events like Blissdom that help me grow as a blogger.

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3 thoughts on “Not Just for Breakfast”

  1. The first time I saw someone put bread crumbs in their meatloaf, I thought they were crazy…coz I thought rolled oats was what everyone used, just like our family did. (And I still think it's so much better!)

    I read, but haven't tried, a recipe for fried oatmeal. Kind of like fried cornmeal mush — put cooked oatmeal in a loafpan, chill, then slice, lightly dust w/ flour and fry in some butter or oil in a hot skillet until lightly browned. You can serve w/ maple syrup — or use it as a polenta-like side dish and top w/ marinara sauce! I'm actually thinking that creamed chicken would go nicely over fried oatmeal. (I hear some people put it on waffles, so why not?)

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  2. What I like to do is mix in baking chips with my oatmeal. Either some semi-sweet chocolate, peanut butter, or occasionally a little of both. I'd imagine you could just add some peanut butter straight from the jar, too, but I prefer the chips because you can distribute them throughout the oats and when you get one in a bite it's like a little flavor explosion.


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