No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes, a whole grain recipe.

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

I usually cook two servings of oatmeal for our breakfast. But in addition to the oats, I add some chopped dried fruit (usually raisins or sometimes dates), so it must be the addition of the dried fruit that makes two serving a little too much for us. And you know how it is when one is simply must make something delicious with what you have leftover. And I must say, these are good.

Yes, I could simply heat the oatmeal in the microwave and enjoy a small serving. Which I have done on many occasions. Or I could come up with an oatcake using the leftovers. Creating an oatcake was my goal for this evening. I am calling these oatcakes (instead of muffins) because I think the texture is more cake-like, than muffin-like.....

These are whole grain, not too sweet (but feel free to up the sweet a bit, if you want) and frugal. A perfect snack or "go along with" as in served with a cup of soup or a salad.

No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes, a great way to use up cooked oatmeal.
No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes

No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes
by the seat of my pants
350-degree oven

1 1/2 c flour (we use pastry grind Spelt)
1/3 - 1/2 c brown sugar, if you prefer a sweeter quick bread, use the larger measure
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt

1 c buttermilk
1/4 c oil
1 egg

3/4-1 c leftover oatmeal
1/2 c broken walnuts or additional dried fruit (or you could use both)

Combine dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl, whisk to blend well.

Make a "well" in the center of the bowl, drop in the egg, milk, and oil. Beat well breaking up the egg. Add oats and walnuts, combine well. The mixture may appear to have too much liquid, let sit 5 minutes and then proceed.

Divide into 6 muffin cups, the mixture will fill the cups to the top.

No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes (muffins), ready to eat.
Freshly baked No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes

Bake 20-25 minutes or until done in your oven. Let cool 5 minutes, loosen and let cool completely.

No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes, ready to be served.
Tip to cool to prevents a soggy bottom!

No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes, plated and ready to serve!


Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

And now, it is very easy to sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email. You will find the form located in the left sidebar, thank you for subscribing!

You may enjoy reading about our life and family changes since this blog began, you may find that post here. 

PS, you may also, enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!


  1. Sometimes my hubby will make me oatmeal but I either don't have time to eat it, can't finish it or just don't feel like eating it. Then I'll choke down the leftovers days later, since I have a bit of the frugal in me too. :) These sound MUCH better! Will have to give these a try! Thanks for the great, yummy idea! Christine @ My Epicurean Adventures (stopping by from Homemade Mondays Linky)

  2. These look so yummy! What a unique recipe :)


    Edye | Http://

  3. What a delicious way to use up your leftovers! Your Oat Cakes look scrumptious, Melynda. Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.


Post a Comment

We appreciate your visits to Our Sunday Cafe, and encourage comments, questions, and general conversations! Thank you for dropping by!