Convenience Mix #4: Rolled Oats Convenience Mix

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Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Revised and updated by Kate Yerxa, Statewide Nutrition Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Index to Recipes


Rolled Oats Convenience Mix

Rolled Oats Convenience Mix Nutrition Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Makes 10 cups

Ingredients

4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
1/4 cup baking powder
1 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup butter or margarine

Directions

Put all ingredients except butter in a large bowl and stir until very well mixed. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry cutter until well blended. Cover and refrigerate; will keep 1 month.

NOTE: Store in airtight glass jars or canisters. To measure, spoon into the cup, pack lightly, and level off.


Oat Muffins

Rolled Oats Convenience Mix Nutrition Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Ingredients

2 1/4 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
2 Tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup water
1 egg, beaten

Directions

Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir until just moist. Spoon into 12 greased 2 1/2-inch muffin cups and bake at 425°F about 20 minutes.


Oat Pancakes

Oat Pancakes Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Makes about 16 3-inch pancakes

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1 cup of water
1 egg

Directions

Stir all ingredients in a bowl with a spoon until blended. Cook on a hot griddle or in a skillet until browned on both sides and done. Top with fresh berries or syrup.


Date-Nut Oat Bread

Date Nut Oat Bread Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Ingredients

8 ounces pitted dates
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Chop dates and put in a bowl. Cover with the boiling water and mix well. Stir in sugar, let stand until lukewarm, then add remaining ingredients and mix well. Put in greased, 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 1 hour, or until done. Remove from pan and cool before slicing.


Coconut Dreams

Coconut Dreams Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Makes 24

Ingredients

2 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
2 tablespoons milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup sugar

Directions

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes.


Coconut Dreams Variation

Nut Dreams: in place of coconut, use 1/2 cup nuts.


Cranberry Fruit Bar

Cranberry Fruit Bar Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Makes 20

Ingredients

2 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 1/3 cups thick, sweetened cranberry sauce (canned or homemade)

Directions

Mix Convenience Mix, sugar, and water. Grease bottom of 9- x 13-inch pan. Spread half of the rolled oat mixture over bottom of pan and press. Spread cranberry sauce over the mix. Sprinkle rest of mix evenly over the fruit and press down lightly. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.


Cranberry Fruit Bar Variation

Fruit Bars: any dried, cooked, sweetened fruit may be used in place of the cranberry sauce if it’s not runny. Try dates or peach conserves.


Hermits

Hermits Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Ingredients

3 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup mixture of chopped nuts, raisins, and dates

Directions

Combine all dry ingredients. Beat egg and milk in a separate bowl. Add liquid mixture to dry mixture, and stir until all ingredients are well blended. Mix in nuts or fruit. Drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


Applesauce Cookies

Applesauce Cookies Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

3 1/3 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
2/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup raisins

Directions

Combine all dry ingredients. Beat egg in a separate bowl and add applesauce. Add liquid mixture to dry mixture, and stir until all ingredients are well blended. Drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.


Oat-Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information.Makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup water
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Mix all ingredients and drop from teaspoon onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes.


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