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Oatmeal Bar

When I made an adventurous journey in my kitchen searching for cookies, I found a pack of rolled oats. Then I remembered I bought it to make chocolate chip cookies. Now there is still 1/3 left.

When I explored the fridge for any ready-to-eat food, I found some black currant jam left in the bottle. My husband bought it long time ago to spread on his bread. I checked the expiry date, still safe to eat. So I decided to make this oatmeal bar to consume both oats and black currant jam.

Ingredients:

2 cups of oats

80g butter

70g flour

70g brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1. Place oats, sugar, flour, salt and baking soda in a big bowl. Mix them well.

2. Cut in butter. Make all ingredients into crumbs with ginger. This may take a little while.

3. Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

4. Press 2/3 crumbs into the baking pan very firmly.

5. Spread jam over it. Apart from jam, you can also choose peanut butter or Nutella.

6. Sprinkle the rest crumbs on top.

In to the oven, bake for 30-35 mins till golden brown.

Cool down and cut into squares.

You can put them in an airtight box and save for breakfast.

https://flic.kr/p/29XRA2W

You can also add in chopped nuts. And reduced oats. And I cut down brown sugar so mine oatmeal bars are not very sweet. If you really like it to be more sweet, you can add more sugar.

Blueberry Oat Squares


Original recipe:

http://www.food.com/recipe/blueberry-oat-squares-starbucks-copycat-386937

Here is the recipe I used to bake:

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

70g flour

120g brown sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

80g butter

Filling: blueberry 125 g, sugar 70g, 40ml lemon juice, 2 tsp cornstarch.

First, make filling:

Boil blueberries, sugar and lemon juice in a pot. Simmer till tender about 10 mins. Add in cornstarch, stir till thickened about 1 min. Remove from heat and cool.

Oat part:

In a large bowl, mix oats, flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda. Cut in butter and form crumbs.

Spread 1/2 crumbs into pan as base. Then spread blueberry filling. The rest crumbs as top.

Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for around 40mins until lightly golden.

Cut it into squares after cooled.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


The first time one of my students gave me one piece of this cookie, I fell in love with it immediately. The second time she gave me another one, I couldn’t help it and asked her for the recipe. Then her auntie, a very nice lady, gave me the recipe. I still remember how excited I was that day.

I changed a bit according to the original recipe.

Ingredients:

Butter 120 g

Brown sugar 100 g

White sugar 100 g

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

140g flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1.5 cup oats

1/4 cup chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, cream butter with brown sugar and white sugar. Stir smooth.

2. Beat in egg and vanilla.

3. Add in flour, baking soda, salt. Stir into creamed mixture.

4. Add in oats and chocolate chips.


5. Preheat oven to 175 degree C, bake for 10 minutes.


My husband loves them!