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Oatmeal, Oatmeal to Go Bars, Fiber One bars, Granola bars... Recipes anyone???

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OK, so our family either eats oatmeal (maple syrup & brown sugar OR apples & cinnamon) or Oatmeal to Go Bars (MS&BS OR A&C OR Banana...) - we eat this every morning!

SO, this gets pretty expensive buying the individual packages... does anyone have a good recipe for making your own oatmeal or oatmeal bars from scratch? I know I found one once and it consisted of buying regular oatmeal and blending half of it into dust and then mixing it with the bigger pieces. Plus it had little extras to add to make the different flavors... (something like this...)

If I could make my own oatmeal and oatmeal bars I'm betting I could save a ton of money. Does anyone make their own? Do you all have a recipe?? Anyone switch to this? Do you know how much money you've saved???

I'd also like to make some Fiber One Chocolate Chip bars or regular Chocolate Chip Granola bars... anyone do this? Any good recipies????

Is all this making from scratch worth the effort or does it not save enough to make it worth while??

THANKS!!!
post #2 of 6
I think that Hillbilly housewife might have some homemade instant oatmeal recipes. I will pull out my recipes if you can't find it there.

We eat oatmeal everyday too!
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Check out Cooking from Scratch Recipes~Can soups,Boxed Items,Soups mixes,Gravy's, Under the Main Dishes thread. Boxtopqueen posted recipes for instant oatmeal. I am going to give them a try.

Will your family eat regular oatmeal with things added in??

Check out Mr.Breakfast.com

Recipes - Oatmeal - Mr Breakfast.com
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Thread Starter 
Ah, Thanks Jared&Maggie'smom, yes the Hillbilly housewife... after I posted this I started wondering if that was where I've seen it! I'll have to get back out there and check! Do you guys eat the little individual packets too? DH will eat 2 a morning, I eat 2 a morning, and both our 2 and 4 year old will eat 1 if not 2. If not oatmeal the boys will generally eat those bars... there's GOT to be a cheaper way!

Thanks for the website araefinn, I don't know what my family will eat other than the instant stuff - that's all they've tried. DH is pretty picky, but my boys will generally eat anything! I might have to try a couple of these recipes...

THANKS!!! Now if I can find a way to make the breakfast bars!
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Here is a good one for Homemade Fiber One bars!!!

Homemade Fiber One Bars (2pts) \t

14 oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk
7 oz store-bought marshmallow creme
4 oz white chocolate chips
3 cup Fiber One
1 1/2 cup Wheat bran, unprocessed millers bran
2 cup uncooked quick oats
2 tsp vanilla extract

Nutritional Info
\tFat: 3.1g
\tCarbohydrates: 37.2g
\tCalories:177.9
\tProtein: 5.2g

Combine condensed milk and marshmallow creme and melt on top of stove or in
microwave and stir in chips until melted. This could be done in a double
boiler,also.
Add vanilla and dry ingredients and mix well. Spray a 11X15 cookie sheet and
press mixture down with dampened hands. Cut into 24 bars. Cool then wrap and
store in the refrigerator.

Number of Servings: 24
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