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 350┬║ 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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