By strange coincidence, January is National Oatmeal month. Cross my heart, I didn’t know when I chose oatmeal as our mystery ingredient challenge. It just seemed like a good thing for the cold Januaries that many of us are experiencing.
I have an Oatmeal Sandwich Bread over at my blog today. For here, I thought I’d post a mock pecan pie made with no nuts and lots of oatmeal. It’s frugal, easy peasy and for anyone allergic to nuts, they can appreciate an almost pecan pie.
Oatmeal Pie (mock pecan):
2/3 c. uncooked oatmeal (quick)

2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. dark Karo syrup
1 stick butter (melted)
2 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pie shell
Mix all ingredients and pour into uncooked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

For all of your information, this Friday feature is changing its name and will be henceforth known as “Lovin’ from the Oven.”

Now for the important part, what wonderful oatmeal dishes do you have to share?


Oatmeal in place of pecans sounds tasty. So many folks are allergic to nuts, this would be a welcome dessert at any party around the holidays!


That pie looks great!

We love oatmeal at our place — so much, that I couldn’t just pick one favorite! I linked up all our posts with oats — ones of particular interest are:

granola, kris kringle pancakes, oatmeal waffles, baked oatmeal, and apple oat bread!