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Recipes Using Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
Oat Muffins
Oat Pancakes
Date-Nut Oat Bread
Coconut Dreams
Coconut Dreams Variation
Cranberry Fruit Bar
Cranberry Fruit Bar Variation
Hermits
Applesauce Cookies
Oat-Raisin Cookies

Rolled Oats Convenience Mix

Part of Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension nutrition specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

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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:

  1. All-Purpose Convenience Mix
  2. Whole Wheat Convenience Mix
  3. Corn Bread Convenience Mix
  4. Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
  5. Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix
  6. Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix
  7. Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix
  8. Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix
  9. Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix
  10. Convenience Seasoning Mixes For Rice
  11. Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  12. Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  13. Convenience Salt-Free Seasoning Mix
  14. Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing Mix
  15. High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

Rolled Oats Convenience Mix Food Recipe Nutrition LabelRolled Oats Convenience MixMakes 10 cups

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 margarine

Put all ingredients except margarine in large bowl and stir until very well mixed. Cut in margarine 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 cup, pack lightly, and level off.

Rolled Oats Convenience Mix Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Oat Muffins Food Recipe Nutrition LabelOat Muffins2 1/4 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
2 Tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup water
1 egg, beaten

Put all ingredients in 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 Muffins Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Oat Pancakes Food Recipe Nutrition LabelOat PancakesMakes about 16 3-inch pancakes

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

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

Oat Pancakes Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]

 


Date-Nut Oat Bread Food Recipe Nutrition LabelDate-Nut Oat Bread8 ounces pitted dates
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 cups Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
1 cup chopped walnuts

Chop dates and put in 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.

Date-Nut Oat Bread Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Coconut Dreams Food Recipe Nutrition LabelCoconut DreamsMakes 24

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

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 Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Coconut Dreams Variation Food Recipe Nutrition LabelCoconut Dreams VariationNut Dreams: in place of coconut, use 1/2 cup nuts.

Coconut Dreams Variation Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Cranberry Fruit Bar Food Recipe Nutrition LabelCranberry Fruit BarMakes 20

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)

Mix Convenience Mix, sugar, and water. Grease bottom of 9- x 13-inch pan. Spread half of 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 Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Cranberry Fruit Bar VariationFruit 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 Food Recipe Nutrition LabelHermits3 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

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.

Hermits Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Applesauce Cookies Food Recipe Nutrition LabelApplesauce CookiesMakes about 2 dozen cookies

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

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.

Applesauce Cookies Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


Oat-Raisin Cookies Food Recipe Nutrition LabelOat-Raisin CookiesMakes about 2 dozen

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

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

Oat-Raisin Cookies Food Recipe Nutrition Facts [Word]


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