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Oatmeal Raisin Squares
Submitted by: Deborah Messing, Vermont
Oatmeal raisin squares
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This is a very simple yet delicious recipe. This comforting cake has a moist and dense texture with a slight hint of chocolate. Perfect with tea on a cold winter afternoon, or as a summer hiking snack. Enjoy the edge pieces with their slightly crisp sides. Yields about 25 2x2" squares.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 cups raisins (or 8 oz chocolate chips)
  • ¾ cups coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 ¾ cup boiling water
Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Smooth out into a shallow sheet pan
  3. Bake at 350 °F for between 40 and 60 minutes
  4. Slice into squares while warm, then refridgerate
Oatmeal Tahini Cookies
Submitted by: Deborah Messing, Vermont
Oatmeal Tahini cookies
Photo : Oatmaster
Another very simple recipe but with incredibly tasty results. These cookies come out nutty, chewy and with a crisp underside that will have you coming back for more! Yields about 15-20 small, yet highly efficient cookies.


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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • ½ cup sunflower seed kernels
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup sultanas (optional)
  • ¼ cup dried chopped pitted cherries (optional)
Directions
  1. Blend together well the tahini and honey
  2. Toast sunflower kernels until slightly brown
  3. Stir toasted sunflower kernels and oats into honey/tahini
  4. Drop tablespoon-sized blobs of mixture onto oiled sheet pan
  5. Bake at 350 °F for 10 minutes or until edges are brown
  6. Let cool on baking sheet pan several minutes
  7. Carefully remove to a cooling rack
  8. The cookies will stick to the sheet pan pan if allowed to cool for too long. If that happens heat the pan a little in the oven before removing cookies
Oatmeal Wheat Germ Coconut Cookies
Submitted by:Oatmaster
Oatmeal wheat germ coconut cookies
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These tasty little cookies have everything you are looking for in a cookie. They are irresistable, toasty, nutty, tender yet chewy, with flavors that blend admirably together. Yields about 20 cookies.






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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed, or sucanat
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup toasted wheat germ
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • ¾ cup chopped coconut
  • ¾ cup toasted sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F
  2. Cream butter and sugar til fluffy and add vanilla, egg, salt, canola oil and beat well
  3. Stir flour, baking powder, wheat germ, raisins and oats together
  4. Blend all ingredients, adding a tablespoon or more of water as needed to hold the mixture together
  5. Put tablespoons of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet, and slightly flatten the dollops
  6. Bake 12-15 minutes
Oatmeal Soufflé
Submitted by: Jennifer Burger, Vermont
Oatmeal Souffle
Photo : Oatmaster
This soufflé with oatmeal might surprise you with its light fluffly texture and well rounded flavour. This dish is sophisticated yet comforting. With beautiful golden golden brown top and wonderful inside texture, oatmeal soufflé is a dinner party pleaser. Serve with fresh cream on the top.



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Ingredients
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup one-minute instant oats
  • 2½ ounces lite cream cheese
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs separated
  • ½ cup raisins
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F
  2. Lightly grease a ½ quart souffle dish
  3. Heat milk and butter to near boiling
  4. Add in instant oats and stir & cook about 1 minute until thick
  5. Remove from heat and mix in cream cheese, sugar, nutmeg, cinammon and salt and stir to blend
  6. Add egg yolks in and stir well
  7. Mix in raisins
  8. Beat egg whites until stiff but moist
  9. Gently fold into mixture until no large lumps of white appear
  10. Pour into souffle dish and bake in center of oven for 40-45 minutes until set
  11. Serve with cream poured over
Classic Oatmeal Cookies
Submitted by: Oatmaster
Classic oatmeal cookies
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This is a traditional oatmeal cookie recipe which taste reasonably good and with a nice texture. Given the shortening and sugar content these get a low health rating so you might want to try out the other cookie recipes listed here instead.





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Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon soda
Directions
  1. Cream together shortening and sugars
  2. Beat in egg, water and vanilla essence
  3. Combine the oats, flour, flour and soda together and mix with the sugar-shortening mixture
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 °F preheated oven for 12-15 minutes
  5. Cool completely on racks and don't eat too many!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Submitted by: Andrew Sherman, California
Classic oatmeal cookies
Photo : Oatmaster
One word : yum! These absolutely delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are very tasty. The choc chips help lend a gooey moist texture. If you're feeling decadent give these a try. Given the shortening and sugar content these get a low health rating.




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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • (Sugars alternative - 1 cup sucanat)
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup white flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Cream together shortening and sugars
  2. Beat in egg, water and vanilla essence
  3. Mix briefly
  4. Mix flour, salt and soda together then add to mixture
  5. Mix briefly
  6. Add oats
  7. Mix briefly
  8. Stir in chocolate chips
  9. Drop by teaspoons or tbsp's onto cookie sheet and bake at 375 °F preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. The brief mixing stages prevent a giant stiff ball of dough from forming before you get a chance to put the choc chips in.
  10. Cool completely on racks and see how long they last!

Breakfast Recipes

Oatmaster Muesli
Submitted by: Oatmaster
Oatmaster muesli
Photo : Oatmaster
A very simple and healthy recipe, Oatmaster Muesli is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe makes enough for about 15 servings. Store the muesli in the fridge to best preserve the nutty fresh flavour.






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Ingredients
  • 8 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 cups lightly crushed walnut halves
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups lightly crushed whole hazelnuts
  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sultanas
Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients except the dried fruit into baking dishes
  2. Bake at 300 °F for 15 minutes
  3. Stir and continue baking for 10 minutes
  4. Repeat step 3 four or five times or until oats have browned slightly. Its easy to burn or overcook it resulting in a slightly bitter flavour. The oats only need to brown a little
  5. Allow muesli to cool, then mix in dried fruit
Almond Crunch Granola
Submitted by: Oatmaster
Almond crunch granola
Photo : Oatmaster
This not-too-sweet perfect morning treat has a great nutty flavor that will wake you right up and prepare you well for the day. The coconut adds a perfect chewability dimension and texture which leaves you coming back for more. Recipe makes about 6 cups.




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Ingredients
  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 1½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup slivered, blanched almonds
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ cup raisins
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 °F
  2. Mix together rolled oats, coconut, wheat germ, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds
  3. Combine honey and oil and add to ingredients, stirring until well mixed
  4. Gradually add the cold water until mixture is crumbly
  5. Put mixture into large shallow baking pan and spread evenly to edges
  6. Bake on middle rack of oven for 2 hours stirring every 15 minutes
  7. Add the slivered almonds and continue baking for half an hour longer, until mixture is thoroughly dry and light brown in color. It should feel crisp to the touch
  8. Remove from oven and mix in raisins. Stores well in cool dry, place

Bread Recipes

Whilst oats on their own don't contain the gluten required for bread making, they can be used to give breads a delicious nutty flavour. The natural preservatives in oat flour also help to preserve the shelf life of breads made with it.

Steel-Cut Oats and Raisin Bread
Submitted by: Oatmaster
Oatmaster muesli
Photo : Oatmaster
Moist and delicious, steel-cut oats and raisin bread is hearty while remaining fluffy. The molasses flavour works well with the raisins and puts this bread in a class of its own. Great with jams or cream cheese. Makes 2 medium loaves.





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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of steel cut oats
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water (90°-105° F)
  • ¼ cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3½-4 cups unbleached white bread flour
  • 2 cups raisins
Directions
  1. Mix the oats, molasses and salt in a large bowl and add the boiling water. Let mixture stand until is has reached room temperature
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water and allow to stand until frothy head has formed (a few minutes)
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the cooled oat mixture and stir in the wheat germ and flour and make a dough
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it until its springy and elastic
  5. Put the dough into a greased or floured bowl, covered with a damp cloth, and let rise in warm until doubled in size
  6. Punch down dough, divide in two, shape and place in loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size
  7. Bake about 30 minutes at 375 °F

Beer Recipes

Perhaps the most widely known beer recipe that uses oats is Oatmeal Stout.

Recipe coming as soon as someone submits a good one, along with some, urm, samples.

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About These Recipes

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