Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Crunchy Oats

Crunchy Oats
This was the week!  I've been planning on making a batch of Crunchy Oats for about a month, now.  Those tasty little additions of oats & wheat germ that pack a lot of flavor & fiber to my daily yogurt.  I like to sprinkle about 2 teaspoons on top of my plain yogurt & then add a little Freezer Jam.  Sometimes, you see this treat sold along with single serving yogurt containers.  It's easy to add them in & enjoy the yogurt.  It's even better when you make a batch to eat whenever you want.
This is an "easy to prep" kind of treat!  Place all the ingredients in a bowl & combine thoroughly.  Then, in a large skillet over Medium heat, cook & also *stir constantly Cook for 5- 6 Minutes.  Place on a large pan to cool.  It's that easy!  Crunchy Oats are stored in the fridge.  It's great to have a batch to enjoy!  They taste so good on top of cold cereal, too!

*Mixture will burn if it is not constantly stirred! 

Crunchy Oats
             adapted from The Quaker Oats Wholegrain Cookbook

1 & 1/4 Cups Quaker Oats (Old Fashioned)
1/3 Cup Wheat Germ
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/3 Cup Olive Oil for baking & sauteing 
1/3 Cup Honey

  1. Combine Oats & Wheat Germ in a bowl. 
  2. Add Cinnamon & Nutmeg, combine.
  3. Add Olive Oil & combine well.
  4. Then add Honey, again combine well.  Mixture is very sticky.
  5. Place mixture in large skillet.
  6. Over Medium Heat cook while constantly stirring.
  7. Cook for 5- 6 Minutes.
  8. Then place Crunchy Oats on cookie pan to cool.
  9. After cooling, place in air tight container & store in fridge. 
After placing in the air tight container, I shake the container to break up any large clumps.  They store well for 3 months in the fridge.  My container will be empty before 3 months passes.  :)  This is a great tasty add in!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always loved this and made it for my boys when they were growing up. I wonder if I could make it without the honey. Hugs!

Pam said...

Sounds good to me! It's a must try! Thanks, Judy!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Brown sugar works, too. I've never used an artificial sweetener while prepping these.

Pam- I like to add a bit of fiber here & there.