For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oatmeal bars

1/2 C canola oil
6 T butter, softened
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 C oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 C dried fruit (Cranberries, cherries, apricots, blueberries, whatever makes you happy)

1. Mix wet ingredients and sugar in bowl using a whisk.
2. switch to a wodden spoon or baking spatula and add dry ingredients.
3. Pour into two oiled foil pans.
4. In steaming pot, fill 1/3 full with water, bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium.
5. Steam each pan for 25 minutes. Enjoy! :)
(These loaves freeze well for up to 3 months. Just pull out and let thaw to room temp before serving when ready to use.)

(courtesy Quaker Oats/ some minor tweaking)


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