My waffle-iron has been sticking later, making it a pain to extract the waffles; which meant that I needed to give it a good cleaning and re-seasoning. Being a poco y lente, poco y lente sort of person, I put it off - which meant ... no way to make waffles. Now I know I said that the oatmeal waffle batter can also be used to make oatmeal pancakes, but I also said that I don't do pancakes ... they char. And there was this "Disappearing raisin oat cookie" recipe that was staring me in the face. Not that I like the disappearing raisin oat cookie, per se, but I got to thinking and this was the result.
Recipe: OATMEAL BREAKFAST BARS
Grease an 8 x 12 (or thereabouts) inch pan.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium mixing bowl combine :
1/2 cp raisins
1/2 cp craisins (opt. ... I suppose you could substitute another 1/2 cp raisins or some other dried fruit)
1 1/2 cp rolled oats
Pour over the oats and fruit
1 1/2 cp boiling water
Let sit until all the liquid is absorbed.
Add in and mix to combine :
2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp olive oil
In a small bowl, combine:
1/2 cp dry milk powder
1/4 cp dry whey powder (opt)
1/2 cp flour (I use nut flour)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until mixed. Pour into greased baking pan and bake at 375°F for 30 to 45 minutes. Let cool.
Cut into 12 squares. 3 squares is approximately equal to 1 bowl of oatmeal.
You might notice no sugar. To my tastes these breakfast bars are already a little too sweet thanks to the dried fruit, but most people don't have my weird reactions to added sugar. I wish I could advise you on how much to add, but I find that I really can't contemplate that.