Oatmeal and Peanut Pudding (1918) ★★★

This recipe is pretty healthy - it could be dessert or breakfast!

Original Recipe:
2 cups cooked oatmeal
1 cup sliced apple
1 cup peanuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix and bake in greased dish for 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold. This is a very nourishing dish.

The Verdict:
I thought this would be really good...clearly I have no luck with puddings. First off, it was kind of mushy. I mean, it was oatmeal-texture, but I was expecting something firmer, like a baked oatmeal bar. The taste was okay, edible, but I really didn't like the peanuts in there. The raisins were so-so. I think using peanut butter or pulverized peanuts would have been much better. Also, it needed more cinnamon and maybe some vanilla. I won't make this again. I gave this 3 stars, which I think was generous, but I think some people might not find this as offensive as I did.

Modernized Recipe:
(Adapted from Foods That Will Win the War and How to Cook Them)

Follow the original recipe, but add spices to taste and bake at 350F.

Anje graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies. She currently lives and works in Japan's least populous prefecture as an assistant English teacher.


  1. Hmmm, porridge with crunchy bits. Nope, don't think I'll be making this one...