We all know that a giant canister of oatmeal can provide many healthy and filling breakfasts, but what if you make too much? What can you do with that oatmeal other than re-heating it or dumping it in the trash? I’ve faced this dilemma myself and have had fun experimenting with recipes. Today’s recipe is a sweet bread, with wiggle room for variety.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (When I made this with chocolate chips, I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and thought it still tasted great).
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (I used unsalted)
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (rinsed)

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separate, then combine. Fold in blueberries or chocolate chips. Put in greased loaf pan and bake at 350 until done (45 minutes?).

Varieties:

Chocolate Chip - I’m sure you could do this many ways, but I’ve done ti with a cup of chocolate chips instead of blueberries.

Muffins - I’ve also made it into muffins, just decrease the baking time.

TIP: Since this recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter, that’s exactly one stick. Let the butter sit out a little before taking it out of the wrapper, then use the wrapper to grease your loaf pan!

Yummy bread, thanks to that leftover oatmeal!

Linked at A Blossoming Life and Tammy’s Recipes.

Maybe that’s too long of a name for muffins, but it describes this recipe perfectly!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (If you prefer sweeter muffins then you might want to increase this)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cup fruit (I used fresh whole blueberries, chopped strawberries and a chopped pear. I bet apples would work great in this recipe too)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry and wet ingredients separate, then combine. Fold in the fruit. Bake in greased muffin tins for 15ish minutes or until done.

 

Linked at A Blossoming Life.

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