Remember that 10-pound box of Quaker Oats I bought months ago?
Well, I still have it.
And those rolled oats aren’t moving any faster after Derek left for Madison.
So I’ve been experimenting with them, primarily making oatcakes, those hockey puck-sized healthy snacks often sold in coffee shops and health food stores. (See my first attempt at oatcakes here.)
And I think I’ve found a winner recipe.
Here’s the step-by-step, with the recipe below:
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used Splenda)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg white (or equivalent)
1/2 to 1 cup dried fruit (I used apricots, raisins, golden raisins, cranberries)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9-1/2-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray (such as Pam).
Grind rolls oats in food processor or blender. (I added about 1/2 cup of almonds.) Mix with flour and baking powder.
Chop dried fruit into small pieces. You can use apricots, raisins, dates, dried apples, dried cranberries or anything else you like.
In a separate bowl, cream together yogurt, sugar, honey and vanilla. In another bowl, lightly beat egg white until it gets bubbly but not stiff. Fold egg white into the wet ingredients. Add dried fruit.
Combine wet and dry ingredients. The dough gets stiff and can be hard to mix. Form into 12 patties (or any size you want).
Bake about 15 minutes. Cool, then store in refrigerator.