Monday, January 1, 2018

Oat Brittle

Let's have a Happy 2018 Tea Party by the fire on this blustery, cold day!  Yes, we received very cold temperatures in the Dallas area to welcome in the New Year.   I've made a wintry decoration under my cloche to leave out for January.  

Happy New Year Everyone!


 I'm enjoying one of my all-time favorite teas, which I buy by the case, which is Eggnogg'n tea from Bigelow.  It's like a warm hug and I always look forward to a cup.  Of course, my Johnson Brothers Friendly Village teacup is the perfect one to use for Winter time.   Care to join me?

 

My dear nephew, Sean, sent this cookbook to me for Christmas, and the first recipe that caught my eye, was this super-easy one for Oat Brittle.   I'm looking forward to trying more recipes from Smitten Kitchen!

I'll be taking a leave for awhile as my little Mom fell in her kitchen,  and broke her shoulder.  She's in terrible pain, and I am going to Ohio to help with her care.  Please, if you can,  say some prayers for her recovery. 



Yield: 1 cup

Oat Brittle

This is such a simple recipe for those of you that like a little crunch on your yogurt. It's especially good when you don't feel like spending the time to make granola. I've increased the recipe to make a full cup. Next time, I'll probably double this recipe.  I love a Greek Yogurt that's high in protein, to keep me from getting hungry.  Berries and this oat brittle makes the yogurt extra good. 

ingredients:

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
a couple of pinches of sea salt (or table salt)

instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, stir the oats, syrup, and salt together until the oats are coated with liquid.  Spread the mixture onto a parchment- lined baking sheet in a thin layer.  The oats should be touching each other, but should not be in any piles.
Bake for 10 minutes, and take a peek.  You want the oats to be toasted a light golden at the edges-this usually takes 3 more minutes. 
Remove from the oven, and let the brittle cool completely on the baking sheet. 
Lift the brittle off and break into chunks. 
Store in an airtight container. 

notes

This is the first recipe I've tried from this cookbook that my dear nephew, Sean, sent me for Christmas.  I'm looking forward to trying many more.
Created using The Recipes Generator



Thank you for your visit!  xo


I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
 

45 comments:

  1. I'll certainly pray for you, I know how challenging it can be at times to care for your parent on a daily basis. God bless you and your mother and give you both rest and peace.
    Best wishes for 2018.

    Diana

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  2. I'll be praying for you and your sweet mom. I do like the sounds of this recipe, and it will be quick and easy for this morning before our hike. xo

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  3. I love Smitten Kitchen recipes! The spaghetti sauce is wonderful.

    Oh your poor mom. What a nasty thing to have happen. Yes, I will certainly pray for an excellent recovery and for you while you are helping out. Love to you both...

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  4. LOOKS so good! I love granola on my yogurt. I have pinned several recipes from Smitten Kitchen - I'll be the cookbook will be a hit! Prayers as you go to care for your mom! Bundle up -- my parents live in Ohio and it's been nothing but snow although they are north so it's lake-effect.

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  5. I'll keep your mother in my prayers and you too my friend. I sure hope they can help her with the pain. That makes me sad. Happy New year hugs, Diane

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  6. I am sorry about your mother,I hope she gets better soon and I will pray for her...Your post is charming as ever,Kitty!That Teacup is gorgeous!Best Wishes!

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  7. Oh Kitty, what a way to start the year. I hope your Mother heals quickly. Prayers to all of you.

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  8. Praying for a quick mending for your Mom after she broke her shoulder. How awful for her and what a way to start a new year. Safe travels as you go home to help her out.

    What a sweet gift from your nephew. xo Diana

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  9. Happy New Year Kitty! I'm so sorry about your mom. I'll be praying for her complete healing. What a blessing you can go and help her. Wish it wasn't so cold up here! xo Deborah

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  10. The oat brittle sounds great Kitty! I hope your mom's shoulder mends soon and wish you all the best in 2018-enjoy:@)

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  11. Oh, dear friend! I am SOOOO sorry to hear of your dear, little Mom's fall! I will surely be praying for her, and, of course, continuing to pray for you, too. Bless your dear hearts. May God send healing soon and give you safe travels. Sending love and hugs to you and your Mom on this New Year's Day.

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  12. Kitty, your poor mom! I will add her to my prayer list. I am sure she will feel better once you get there. Take your long underwear as it is freezing outside! {{HUGS}}

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  13. May this New Year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.

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  14. Of course I will be praying for your mom and for your safe travels!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  15. I would so love this brittle. And a cup of you rd awesome eggnog tea. I'm so sorry to know of your dear mom's fall...take care of you while you take care of her. I'm so sorry for these frigid Ohio temps. Keep warm. Love and prayers. XO

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  16. I love the sound of oat brittle. How awful that your dear mum broke her shoulder. Hope she recovers well and the pain becomes less with each day. Take care, lovely Kitty.

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  17. Kitty, I love your pretty Johnson Brothers Friendly Village teacup and the oat brittle sounds so easy and delicious! I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's fall and shoulder. Thoughts and prayers for your dear mom. ♥

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  18. Kitty, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's fall. You've got my prayers for a speedy recovery and complete healing. With you by her side, I'm sure she will feel mentally safe and sound.

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  19. Oh Kitty, I am so sorry to hear about your dear mother falling and breaking her shoulder...certainly not how anyone wants to begin the new year! That is a very painful injury...we see so many here in the PT clinic. I do pray that her pain will be under control soon and that her healing comes quickly. The oatmeal brittle sounds absolutely wonderful as well as the tea. Safe travels as you go be with Mom and hope to hear a good update soon! Hugs!

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  20. Happy New Year, Kitty! I used the same Friendly Village tea set for my first cup of tea in 2018. Great minds think alike! I also enjoyed the Eggnog'n tea that you kindly shared with me. I can see why it's one of your faves.

    I'm sorry to hear about your mom's injury and will definitely remember her in my prayers.

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  21. I will certainly say a prayer for your mother. I am so sorry about her fall, a broken shoulder is terribly painful. It is very cold here in Alabama too Kitty. Staying in and enjoying hot chocolate mostly. Your lovely table is perfect for a cold January. The tea sounds delicious and comforting and I love the pattern of the cup and saucer. Your table is so sweet, love the bear and the winter scene under the cloche. I think I will borrow that idea if you don't mind. Great recipe. Safe travels and I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.......

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  22. Kitty, I'm a little behind already. So sorry to read about your mother's fall. I will be praying for her and you as you travel and care for her.
    Your teacup is so pretty and I'm glad to hear about your tea. Since I love egg nog I will look for this tea. I didn't have any egg nog this season.
    We have mighty cold weather also. Very unusual to last this long.

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  23. I am so sorry to hear about you mom...hope she is recovering. I know it has been cold there, and I think you had the cold snap we had a week ago which was bitter for us. Friendly Village by the fire is perfect. Gee, why ever would someone give you a cookbook for Christmas??! Lol! Kind knows his mom, huh? I hope your mom improved quickly, Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea
    Ruth

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  24. Happy New Year, dear Kitty! I'm sorry to hear about your mom's fall. That is so painful and God bless her and heal her up quickly! I'm glad you are able to go and help her during this time. I'm certain she is thankful to have you there. Love the teddy tea, and I will pray for your mom's healing. The Lord bless you both. Hugs...Sandi

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  25. Oh Kitty, I'm so sorry to read of your mother's fall. I know she will be so glad to have you near her. Blessings and grace as you help her.

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  26. Happy New Year Kitty! So so sorry about your mom, so nice that you can go to help her. I haven't been visiting much during the busy holidays and now a cold has zapped my energy. Your Oat Brittle sounds divine, I will definitely be trying this! Safe travels~

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  27. Kitty, I'm so sorry about your mother. With your tender care, she's bound to recover quickly! Wishing you a wonderful 2018. Love your use of the cloche; I must remember that so I can copy it!

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  28. So cozy and beautiful, Kitty. Happy new year!....Christine

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  29. Dear Kitty: The teddy bear sure matches up with Friendly Village and I seem to be seeing lots of those snowy scenes right now! Loved your post and knowing that oats are good for us - count me in! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Ah, we basically had this over baked apples last night. So many variations...but this looks delicious.

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  31. Dear Kitty, I will pray for your mama and for you. I am so sorry to hear she fell. Lord heal her quickly. Love this little recipe. So simple. I am pinning this one. Happy New year dear friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  32. What a sweet sounding cookbook. I love anything with oats so it sounds great and easy. Sorry your Mom is in so much pain. Safe travel as I am sure they have the snowstorm we are getting in NY!

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  33. I will send prayers for you and your Mom. I'm sorry to hear that she fell and hurt her shoulder.
    Your new Cookbook looks wonderful!

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  34. A happy tea party is the perfect way to welcome a new year. I hope you mom improves quickly and is able to enjoy one. Stay warm!
    Amalia
    xo

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  35. Oh, I've got to make this Kitty! I love granola in my yogurt, so I know I will love this. I have a couple of Johnson Bros. teacups that I've found at thrift shops, but no saucers to match. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  36. Kitty, I hope your travel to help Mom goes well. I hope good things come from the fall and time spent with her will be a blessing. Sylvia D.

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  37. Oh Miz Kitty,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom and will be lifting her up in my prayer. Please take care of yourself as you are taking care of your Mom. We will miss you and look forward to your speedy return home! Your Oat Brittle looks delicious and that looks like a great cook book. Happy to see you here at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Miz Helen

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  38. Oh I will definitely pray for your mother! How wonderful that you can go and help her out!
    I used to make something like this for myself before I was really a cook - I would put it on my fresh peaches or ice cream. Mine didn't have luscious maple syrup though - have to try some of this to snack on.
    I love that you have a little winter decor. We try to leave something up too, so the house isn't totally naked.

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  39. I agree this sounds much easier than making granola! Paired with the yogurt and fresh fruit, this makes a winning breakfast combination! I will be in prayer for your dear sweet mother! I'm so sorry to hear of her fall and extreme pain! Do be careful yourself, and keep us updated as you can!

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  40. Hello Kitty, oh I am so sorry to hear about your mom and her accident. I hope that she will have a full recovery from her broken shoulder. Sending hugs your way.
    Julie

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  41. My prayers sent for your Mom. Terrible to have broken her shoulder like that. Had to be terribly painful.
    I will make this Kitty. Any thing with maple syrup I am taken to right away.
    Betsy

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  42. I like to add granola and fruit to my yogurt. This sounds delicious Kitty! Hope all goes well with your mom's recovery. I am sure you will bring her much comfort. Thoughts and prayers....xx Linda

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  43. Hi Kitty,

    I'm so, so sorry to hear about your mom's fall; that's such a difficult thing for all of us as we age. Your mom IS little -- I remember seeing pictures of her on your blog. I will certainly pray for her speedy recovery, Kitty.

    I've already pinned this recipe for oat brittle and appreciate your suggestion for serving it atop some good Greek yogurt. I will definitely have to try this! Love your Johnson Bros. Friendly Village (I've never seen a Johnson Bros. pattern I don't like). :) Your table vignette looks warm, cozy and inviting.

    Take care, my friend, and I'll be thinking about you and your mom!

    Hugs across the miles,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  44. So sorry to hear about your mother. I'm sure that she is grateful for your help and love. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

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  45. I am so sad about your mom...you being there for her will help her heal quicker, I just know. Prayers she will recover quickly.
    This recipe sounds amazing and I want to give it a try.
    love to you...

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