Leftovers Anyone?

Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover oatmeal? I mean, yuck! Why would you save oatmeal that has cooled into one lump of mush? Well, when you must feed an army everyday, you realize how quickly food goes! You become more frugal....I hope. Everything adds up! And, yes, I do save oatmeal! It isn't so bad if you make fresh oatmeal and, at the end, add the leftovers and stir it until it blends nicely. But, if you'd like to REALLY enjoy your leftover oatmeal, my girls found this recipe that is absolutely amazing!!!! They are oatmeal muffins!!!!

1c. flour
1c. brown sugar
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
1c. leftover oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients
  • Stir together the contents of both bowls
  • Stir in your add ins of choice
  • Fill greased or lined muffin cups 2/3 full
  • Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
Yield: 1 dozen muffins (double or triple recipe depending on how much oatmeal you have. You can even do the recipe up to six times over!)

This is definitely our FAVORITE way to use up leftover oatmeal! Try it and see! They are so yummy, it would be worth it to make sure you have leftovers on purpose!

Side note: This is leftover oatmeal that is the old fashioned type, NOT instant!!!


  1. We have to use leftover oatmeal ALL the time!!! Usually we put it into our bread, but this sounds like a fun way to use it too! Thanks for the idea! :)

  2. We would save our oatmeal from breakfast and use for our bread for dinner at work. It's always a hit!

  3. Yah! I will have to try this - we have leftover oatmeal quite often - thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds good. Any ideas for leftover Cream of Wheat?

    Rick Potvin
    Pr. 3:5-6

  5. Dear Emily, thank you for the great recipe for left over oatmeal. I have quite a bit left over from yesterday's breakfast and will make your muffin recipe.
    Love you!

  6. Dear Emily, I was reading your post again, and realized I did not sign my name! Sorry about that.

    Teresa Olsen, aka Anonymous

  7. I just made these with white chocolate chips and craisins. Mmm! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for sharing i love this! AND...I LOVE that it is Dairy Free!!!


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