I hate wasting leftovers. I always feel like I’m throwing away money! Here’s a great way to use leftover cooked oatmeal. If you don’t usually have leftovers and would like to make this cake, then make some extra next time! :-)
Cooked Oatmeal Cake1 1/2 C. cooked oatmeal
1 C. brown sugar
1 stick butter (1/2 C.)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1 1/3 C. flour
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Mix in oatmeal. Add and mix in soda, cinnamon and flour. Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes.
Mom and I made this together recently with some leftover oatmeal that my husband had cooked. He’d put in dried cherries, so we reduced to the sugar (to the amount given above) and it came out really well. We also omitted the cinnamon and put some almond flavoring in instead. Then at the last minute we added chocolate chips! It was really good, and not too sweet. We substituted white whole wheat for part of the flour as well, but I don’t remember the proportions we used.
Anyway, this is a quick and easy cake, a nice way to eat leftover oatmeal, and quite versatile! Use it for breakfast, for coffee cake, for dessert, tea, lunches, or just for a healthier sweet snack. Try your own variations too. As you can see in the picture, the batch I’d made there had raisins or cranberries in the oatmeal.