This is a recipe I have used several times to encourage my family to eat oatmeal. I usually buy oatmeal in bulk and several of
us are happy to eat a bowl of oats some are not:). I find it very filling. I have a few (husband included) who do not like hot oats. So we make this recipe. I add nuts (whatever is on hand) this time it was cashews. Sometimes I add almonds or walnuts. I also added raisins this time because I had them on hand. I add a touch of cinnamon as well. I use the lower amounts of oil and sugar. I serve this for breakfast with hot tea or milk. The leftovers are great for snacks or to carry along on errands in place of granola bars. This is not a fancy recipe just a very quick, economical, and practical way to do oats. Let me know if you try it.
Scottish Oat Cakes
5 cups of oatmeal
1 cup of flour
1/2-1 cup brown sugar (depending on your sweet tooth)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2-1 cup butter or lard (use smaller amount for a fat-reduced diet) I use all vegetable oil
1/2-1 cup water
Stir first 6 ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle water over and work mixture with hands until a ball forms. Press into a buttered cake pan until mixture is 1/2-1" thick. bake in a 325 degree oven until golden brown. Slice into generous-sized rectangles.
I press this into a jelly roll pan for a thinner oat cake or my broiler pan (without lid) for a slightly thicker cake.
The life and times of the Redding family.