Crispy Breakfast Slices Recipe

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I often prepared this dish when my kids were young. Now that they're grown, I still make it for my husband. He finally admits he looked forward to eating it as much as the kids!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 103 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to a boil. Stir in oats. Return to a boil; cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Unmold and cut into 1/2-in. slices. Fry in butter in a skillet over medium heat until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Serve with syrup if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Breakfast Slices in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p81

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michellern User ID: 1126206 39398
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"I added a pinch of cardimum, a dash of vanilla, and used 1/3 cup brown sugar instead of regular sugar. It was a huge hit!"

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