Week 32: Oatmeal Craisin Challah

Mini Oatmeal Craisin Challah with oats and brown sugar on top

I think I overbought at Costco this week.  I saw the 20-lb box of oatmeal, figured it would be ample for a batch of some sort of oatmeal challah, and maybe a batch of cookies.  I even had illusions of grandeur that included a heart- and waistline-healthy diet of oatmeal each day.  Let’s just say, although the oatmeal challah turned out excellent, my eyes were bigger than my cookie sheet, and if anyone needs 18 pounds of rolled oats, bring over some Tupperware and I’ll hook you up.

On to the oatmeal craisin challahs!  Inspired by my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, I used brown sugar, cinnamon, oatmeal (of course), craisins and a few other herbs and spices to mimic, as closely as possible, the flavor and texture of those delicious cookies.

I was expecting the mouth feel of oatmeal cookies, held together by the chewy breadiness of challah.  Really, in the end, it was brownish challah that tasted faintly of oatmeal cookies and had the occasional rolled oat sighting, if you were on the lookout for oats and had reading glasses on.  I’m sure the oats made it healthier, and it certainly changed it a little, but it wasn’t an oatmeal cookie in challah form.

Nevertheless, I shall end this post as I do most of the others, on a positive note, and say that it was delicious and deserves a solid A-, which is good, because most colleges don’t get the minuses or pluses on the transcripts.

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  • Mthousemama

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    If you want to use up some of that oatmeal. I would suggest getting a good oatmeal muffin recipe. The one on Hillbilly Housewife is very versatile, I use it for a yummy orange cranberry muffin and a tangy lemon blueberry muffin. The oatmeal makes it healthy….plus oatmeal will last forever.

    I will have to try the oatmeal challah cause that sounds yummy.

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