Winning Oatmeal Recipes: Chicken, Pancakes, Meatballs

January 16, 2017
Oatmeal Recipes

These winning oatmeal recipes come from the Almanac 2005 Reader Recipe Contest. Find oatmeal pancakes, stuffed chicken, and glazed meatballs—all using oats in the recipes!

Each year in The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we invite readers to enter our Reader Recipe Contest. We name a topic; in recent years, it has been savory pies, layer cakes, pumpkin, peanut butter, apples, casseroles, and many more. Each contest produces mouthwatering results, and the winners receive cash prizes (up to $250!).

In The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac Reader Recipe Contest, the topic is sweet potatoes!  Learn more and enter your recipe at

Now, here are the three winners from our 2005 oatmeal recipe contest.

Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes

This recipe, submitted by Diane H. from Corpus Christi, Texas, won 1st place in the 2005 Reader Recipe Contest for oatmeal. Click here for Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes recipe.


Spicy Glazed Meatballs

This recipe, submitted by Mary S. from Ada, Oklahoma, won 2nd place in the 2005 Reader Recipe Contest for oatmeal. Click here for Spicy Glazed Meatballs recipe.


Photo credit: Ursula Ferrara shutterstock

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This recipe, submitted by Ginger M. from Rancho Palo Verdes, California, won 3rd prize in the 2005 Reader Recipe Contest for oatmeal.  Click here for Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe.


This is just a sampling of the delicious recipes from the Almanac archives. Enjoy more winning recipes from past contests.


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