Hearty and healthy, oats are wonderful in both sweet and savory recipes. See five wonderful ways to cook with oats, from oatmeal cookies and pancakes to oatmeal meatballs and stuffed chicken breasts.
Oats are a force to be reckoned with. They’re much higher in protein than other grains, packed with fiber and nutrients, inexpensive, and delicious with a creamy, nutty, sweet flavor. Plus they retain moisture well in baking which is why they make for an awesome oatmeal cookie!
Here are five ways to cook with oats, including three recipes from the Almanac “Oatmeal Recipe Contest” held in years’ past.
This recipe, submitted by Diane H. from Corpus Christi, Texas, won 1st place in the 2005 Reader Recipe Contest for oatmeal.
Photo credit: The Wednesday Baker
This recipe, submitted by Mary S. from Ada, Oklahoma, won 2nd place in the 2005 Reader Recipe Contest for oatmeal.
This recipe, submitted by Ginger M. from Rancho Palo Verdes, California, won 3rd prize in the 2005 Reader Recipe Contest for oatmeal.
This is a classic oatmeal raisin cookie by a prize-winning baker, compliments of the Almanac Everyday Baking cookbook.
Most “oatmeal” breads are lacking in the amount of oatmeal included; this recipe uses four cups of oatmeal.
This is just a sampling of the delicious recipes from the Almanac archives. Enjoy more winning recipes from past contests.