Some days she would reheat it and eat it (but honestly I don't think it tastes as nice as when it's freshly cooked in the mornings). Some days it would be thrown away. I tried eating cold oatmeal with assorted toppings but it just doesn't taste that nice. People say it taste good with ice cream or yogurt but I beg to differ. So I used the leftover oatmeal to make some oatmeal waffle cookies.
The internet is a great place for sharing recipe ideas. Just google whatever item it is you want to use up and it'll come up with thousands of ideas-too many for anyone to sift through. So I picked the first recipe that sounded good.
Enjoy for afternoon tea or save it for the next day, either way it's delicious!
Oatmeal Waffle Cookies
Adapted from Meats, Roots and Leaves
1 cup leftover oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup of plain flour, sifted (I used one cup to make a thicker batter)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Combine butter and brown sugar in a bowl using a whisk.
- Whisk in eggs one at a time until the mixture has a nice consistency. Then add vanilla essence and mix.
- Add in plain flour and baking soda and stir into the mixture.
- Add in chocolate chips and combine into the mixture.
- Prepare the waffle mold and pour the batter in (I half-filled it) and bake until desired preference (I prefer mine crispier so I cooked it for about two minutes). Serve immediately with ice cream or store it in an air tight container.
Note: You could substitute the 1 cup leftover oatmeal with 1 1/2 of rolled oats. You can also substitute the chocolate chips with dried fruits.