Let’s just say that my relationship with oatmeal is a little rocky. It’s not something I necessarily crave, and I lived happily for years without it.
No more, my friends. No more.
Turns out all you need to do to rekindle a relationship with oatmeal is dump a bunch of butter and sugar into it, bake it off, and call it a cookie. Who would’ve thought?
This is another recipe that is actually supposed to make cookies, but being the lazy baker I am I just smushed it all into a 9×13 and called it a bar. No big deal.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup raisins (or chocolate chips…whatever you have on hand because mix-ins are fun :))
Preheat oven to 325. With either a stand mixer or a hand mixer cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix into the wet ingredients on low speed until just combined. Mix in the oats and raisins. Press into a 9×13 pan and bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes until golden brown and the center is no longer jiggly. Let cool completely and then cut into bars.
Guaranteed to help you fall in love with oatmeal again.
So yesterday was the first maternity shoot that Nate and I have done where I took the lead! I was a little nervous, but so thankful that we were shooting some great friends of ours. Baby boy is due any day now, and I can’t wait to meet him!
By the way, why is it not normal for EVERYONE to wear maternity jeans?! Word on the street is that they have a band that goes all the way up to your chest. I could see how this would be very helpful as I’m baking more…