Do you want to try a new twist to your oatmeal in the morning? This recipe is a great way to use up leftover oatmeal or you can just make Fried Oatmeal. Top it off with your favorite syrup (optional) and enjoy a different kind of breakfast. This is another recipe from many, many decades ago.
Source: Grandma’s Recipes – Recipes From The 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s
Spray a dish with cooking oil.
The size dish you use will depend
on how much oatmeal you made.
Make the oatmeal according to the
package directions and add the cooked
oatmeal to the dish filling it about 1/2” deep.
Place it in the refrigerator, uncovered,
until cool and set.
Cut into squares or rectangles.
In a large frying pan, melt
the butter over medium heat.
Add the oatmeal squares or rectangles.
Fry until they are a golden brown.
Turn over and repeat.
Serve with your favorite syrup (optional).
- Cooked plain regular oatmeal, whatever amount you usually fix to eat
- 2 Tbsp butter, add more if needed
- syrup, your favorite (optional)
- Cook whatever amount of oatmeal you will be eating according to the package directions.
- Spray a square or rectangle dish (that has sides) with cooking oil.
- Pour the hot oatmeal into the prepared dish about 1/2” deep. Refrigerate,uncovered, until cool and set for about 20-30 minutes.
- Remove from the refrigerator and cut into square or rectangle shapes.
- Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the oatmeal squares (or rectangles) and cook until a light golden brown. Turn them over and repeat.
- Serve hot with you favorite syrup (optional).
My Mother used to do this with Cream of Wheat cereal! It is good and different. Mom was about changing things up!
I loved Cream of Wheats as a kid! I think I will buy some! Thanks!
Wow. This looks really good!!
Looks yummo! I’ll try anything ONCE! (if I like it, I’ll try it agsin….)
Same here! My husband always tells me “It’s a keeper” or it’s good but I don’t want it again…hmmmm I think that’s the polite way of saying he didn’t like it….hahaha
great idea for a change from the regular oatmeal.
Yet is is just Oatmeal fried in a little butter. Amazing how it changes it! Thanks!
Wow, this sounds delicious, now children will also enjoy taking oatmeal.
Thanks anything to get the kids to eat…lol
Yes it sure is…thank you!
It’s meant for me lol!
Anything with peanut butter and/or oatmeal! Good stuff!!
You are SO right! Thanks!
Thank you Diane!
Well, that’s a good idea!
It was a nice change, thanks!
Wow, I never would have thought about frying oatmeal! I’m sure it must taste delicious though. Everything is better fried!
It has nothing else added to it other than frying in a little butter. It tasted the same on the inside with a hint of butter in the crust. When I make it next time I will leave the syrup off and try adding a little brown sugar to the oatmeal instead to see what that is like.
Sounds so nice! I love oatmeal and don’t eat it as much as I should.
This looks yum. Sounda interesting!
Wow, a healthy breakfast indeed!✌️😃❤
I’ve got to try this.
Never would have thought of this one in a million years!!!! 🙂
I have never tried this! 😊 Sounds really good.
OMG!! This is so great!!! I was literally looking for oatmeal recipes (Lately I am little bit bored overnight oats😅)!! Thank you for sharing!! I am going to try😃
What a wild idea!
I love oatmeal, and this recipe looks and sounds extra delicious, I shall try it soon!
That’s a new one on me – I eat oatmeal 365 days a year.
All it is is oatmeal with a little butter to brown it in. Just a nice different texture.
Fellow blogger AJ told me to try mixing peanut butter in my oatmeal – I never tried that before. OMG – very good and the big jar of peanut butter is suddenly nearly empty!
I would never have thought of that. Yet I put peanut butter and oatmeal in my No Bake Cookies…lol Thanks for the great idea!!!
You’re welcome Diane – I love the extra crunchy texture.
Cool. I can pretend I am eating oatmeal raisin cookies–one of my serious weaknesses–for breakfast.
Hahahahaha good one Matt!
This sounds INCREDIBLE!
Nice change and very good! Thank you!
I have to try this! I love oatmeal and I can remember having mush done quite similar to this as a child. With full credit to you, can I share this recipe with my readers on my blog https://davidsway.blog ? I am a nutritional and fitness writer and I believe my readers would enjoy this simple yet tantalizing idea.
Of course you can share it and thank you! You have a wonderful and informative site.
Thank you my friend.
You’re very welcome!