Molasses? I hardly even feel like baking. Now that's a sorry state of affairs.
A few days ago, we took possession of a 50 lb sack of raw rolled oats. That's like the size of two big pillows put together. In other words, a lot of oats. They came from an organic mill at Yorkton SK. Did you know Saskatchewan produces more oats than anywhere in the world except Russia? Amazing.
So, oats were the first thing I baked in 2021. Not oatmeal cookies or oatmeal porridge, but a cheerful batch of museli chock full of nuts and dried fruit. 2021, you feel better already ☀️
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup chopped nuts, your choice
3/4 cup seeds such as pumpkin, hemp and sunflower
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 cup chopped dried fruit (optional)
1. Stir together the oats, nuts and seeds.
2. In another bowl, mix the honey and oil. If the honey is too stiff to mix, melt it in the microwave. Stir well.
3. Pour the honey-oil into the oats and toss it thoroughly to spread the honey-oil evenly.
4. Spread into a rimmed cookie sheet. Bake at 200F for two hours. Stir the mixture every half hour so it cooks evenly.
5. Remove from oven. If using dried fruit, add it now. Store in an airtight container.