Fried Oatmeal



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).


Fried Oatmeal



  • Cooked plain regular oatmeal, whatever amount you usually fix to eat
  • 2  Tbsp butter, add more if needed
  • syrup, your favorite (optional)


  1. Cook whatever amount of oatmeal you will be eating according to the package directions.
  2. Spray a square or rectangle dish (that has sides) with cooking oil.
  3. Pour the hot oatmeal into the prepared dish about 1/2” deep. Refrigerate,uncovered, until cool and set for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and cut into square or rectangle shapes.
  5.  Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Add the oatmeal squares (or rectangles) and cook until a light golden brown. Turn them over and repeat.
  7. Serve hot with you favorite syrup (optional).


Categories: Breakfast


    • 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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😃

  3. 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 ? I am a nutritional and fitness writer and I believe my readers would enjoy this simple yet tantalizing idea.

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