Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Leftover Oatmeal Cookies

As some of you may already know, I have quite a history with oatmeal and breakfast. :-)

Well, it happened again that I had two separate days of leftover oatmeal in my fridge-- totaling about three cups of cooked oatmeal.  I wanted to serve the leftover oatmeal and make it a little more exciting for the kids.  (Also, Sam requested cookies for breakfast.)

It wasn't perfect, but the cookies turned out well. I will give the recipe that I would use again in the future if I choose to make oatmeal cookies for breakfast again. Which, I can say that I will probably do.  Who doesn't like cookies?  Even Ellie woke up asking about the cookies we were promised for breakfast.
Only two left from the first 17 that came out of the oven...

Leftover Oatmeal Cookies
3 cups leftover oatmeal (mine had all the fixin's and sugar in that I usually apply to oatmeal)
1 1/2 cups flour (mine was sprouted wheat)
1/4 cup sugar (more if your oatmeal isn't pre-sweetened like mine)
1 egg
6 TBS butter or coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla (I used Laura's homemade vanilla that someone made me for Christmas!)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
other things like raisins, coconut, chocolate chips, hemp seeds,... (use your imagination!)

melt the butter and mix with the sugar.  add everything else and stir until combined.  drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie trays.  bake until golden brown at peaks, 10-15 minutes.


  1. Delish! Thank you so much! Why must every leftover oatmeal cookie recipe call for 2 cups of brown sugar? I was thrilled to find your healthy, easy version.

  2. Looks great! I'm about to make these...what temperature do you bake them at?

  3. SOOOO Yum! And I agree...every recipe does call for 2 c. brown sugar! Yay for this!

  4. Thank you for a great basic recipe without shortening and a ton of sugar! I am GF so subbed Trader Joes all purpose GF flour. Used unsweetened steel cut oats so added 3/4 cup organic brown sugar and 1/4 cup honey (need extra moisture with GF flour). Even my picky girl loves them! Thanks again.

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