Friday, December 5, 2008


This comes from a cookbook Tom and I got years and years ago at a London healthfood store called Cranks. The original recipe calls for melted butter, but I substitute olive oil, and it apparently tastes fine. When our son came up today for Tom's birthday, this was the one thing he wanted me to make. Sadly, I couldn't get any photos because he ate them all up.


1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1-1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup olive oil

Beat egg, and then beat in olive oil. Stir in oats and cheese. Put in greased 8x8 pan and bake in preheated 350º F. oven about 40 minutes.

I can't tell you what a huge, huge hit these are with our kids. Tom rarely gets to taste them.


  1. Happy Birthday, Tom!! Hope you had a lovely day with your wonderful wife and kids.

  2. Hello Nan!

    They sound delicious! I am a big fan of almost anything you can add olive oil to!:o) Sounds like your family loves them! Thanks so much for the recipe! You and your family have a beautiful weekend!



  3. I made these tonight !
    They are wonderful with a glass of wine. I made them with butter and
    they are rich. Will try them with the olive oil next time!


  4. Happy Birthday, Tom! The cheesejacks sound delicious.

  5. I used to make these years ago, but I haven't made them since I was married. And to think, I could have brought my children up on them ;)

    I'll make a batch for them to eat after their hockey and rugger matches this afternoon

    Thanks for reminding me


  6. I had that book too, passed it on to my daughter. I loved Cranks, it was unique when it first opened. I'm not surprised by your son's request. I could never get the loaf in the book to turn out as they did, many bricks produced!


  7. Oh, these sound tasty! I'm going to bake a batch to have with wine on Solstice Eve :)


  8. Thank you so much for this recipe, I'm going to make it at Christmas. One of my sons has recently had to cut wheat out of his diet and I am collecting recipes for appealing snacks - so much harder to find savory things, but these sound perfect.

  9. I think I still have the Cranks cook book somewhere but haven't used it for ages. Time to find it!

  10. Tried them - see the result on
    but to my surprise my son didn't like them. Strange boy... I should have eaten them all myself, straight out of the oven.

  11. I am just delighted with all your responses! I've never tasted them myself, not being a cheese fan, but my fam sure loves them. Glad so many of you do, too, or want to try them. Thanks for the b-day wishes. He had a great time.


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