When I was pregnant with Weston I would treat myself to two things from Whole Foods once a week: a massive hot bar box of Indian food (Nate doesn’t dig curry and I could eat it for days) and a massive – really, think size-of-your-face-massive – raspberry oatmeal bar. Since it’s Whole Foods and you can’t leave there without actually spending part of your retirement it was a once-a-week treat that I looked forward to for the entire 2nd and 3rd trimesters.
While I can’t totally claim to have recreated the Indian food part of that story ( this is a fabulous dish though – thanks Becky !) I can say that I’ve recreated my favorite jam squares using my all-time favorite Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves and tons of Quaker® Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats AND some Quaker® Steel-Cut Oats . In short I think it’s a pretty phenomenal way to celebrate National Oatmeal Day (YAY OATS!) on October 29.
- 1-1/4 cups Quaker® Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1/4 cup Quaker® Steel Cut Oats
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup raw slivered almonds
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 10 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 cup cherry preserves