'oatmeal' on Serious Eats

From The Pastry Dungeon: Banana Oatmeal Bread

One of the downsides to being a pastry chef is fighting for oven space, especially when that surprise brunch service comes around. One way I deal with it is doing this make-ahead banana oatmeal bread. Like many baked goods, it actually benefits from a chilling period (freezing included), though you may not be able to resist this fluffy-yet-hearty quickbread straight from the oven. More

We Try Starbucks New Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Like all elite athletes and abject slobs, I understand the importance of staying well carbohydrated; fruits and vegetables are cute, but I stick mainly to the grains, and I take those mostly in the form of beer, whiskey, and pasta. But despite my gravitation toward the crummier end of the natural foods spectrum, I could still make a case for the humble (and rarely fermented) oat as king of grains. More

Krispy Kreme's Organic Oatmeal Does Not Contain Doughnuts, Why Not?

When Sweets editor Carrie told me that Krispy Kreme was selling oatmeal, I just assumed the press release read: "We're finally putting doughnuts on top of oatmeal! Finally, guys!!" Would this actually taste good? Doughnuts too porous and will turn all soggy, you say? All valid concerns, but also beside the point. If Krispy Kreme is going to sell oatmeal, they should at least give you the option of a doughnut topping, right? More

Wake and Bake: Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I had breakfast flings with everything from strawberry frosted Pop Tarts to Honey Bunches of Oats, but the dish I always came back to was Quaker Oats Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. This is partly because my father continued to buy boxes of this oatmeal week after week—I believe it's on perma-sale at the Shop Rite in Hackensack, NJ in case anyone is interested. Someone had to eat all that oatmeal, and that someone was me. More

Pie of the Week: Chocolate Oatmeal Pie

It's high time that oatmeal be given its chance to shine. Luckily, the sisters who started the adorable Brooklyn pie shop, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, came along and created a chocolate oatmeal pie. It's got a flaky all butter crust, layered with a silky, slightly melted chocolate ganache, a delicious layer of sweet, sticky oats in the middle, and a layer of caramelized, crispy oatmeal on top. More

Mixed Review: Crate & Barrel's Santa's Elves Cookies

People tend to give me a lot of baking mixes because I write this column. When they see a mix, they think of me. Every year on my birthday and for the holidays, I can count on getting at least one—for pancakes, cookies, cupcakes, and once even for huevos rancheros. Some I use immediately, while others languish on the shelf. It got me thinking: what makes a mix good for giving? More

Mixed Review: Target's Monster Cookies

Target isn't generally thought of as a place to buy food. But in fact, most Target stores have huge grocery sections stocked with just about everything you would find in a conventional supermarket (except produce). They even have their own line of baking mixes called Archer Farms. With Halloween upon us, it's a great time to try out their Monster Cookie Mix, loaded with oatmeal, peanuts, raisins, and chocolate candies. More

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