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⅓ cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons honey or brown sugar (see Notes)
¼ cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 cup raisins


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Warm oil and honey in a skillet for one minute over medium heat (300 degrees F in an electric skillet). Add powdered milk and vanilla.
  3. Stir in oats and sunflower seeds, and mix until coated with oil and honey mixture. Heat over medium heat. Stir until oatmeal is slightly brown.
  4. Take off heat. Stir in raisins.
  5. Cool mixture. Store in an airtight container (jar or plastic bag).


  • For a less expensive and dairy-free version, omit the powdered milk.  Nutritionally, there will be slightly less calcium and protein.
  • Try baking in the oven. Once the first six ingredients are combined, transfer to a baking pan and bake at 325 degrees F for twenty minutes or until golden brown, stirring half way through.
  • Try adding any of these ingredients: one teaspoon cinnamon, chopped nuts, dried fruit, wheat germ or coconut.
  • Serve with milk, yogurt, fresh or canned fruit.
  • Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old.
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5 cups
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
10 minutes
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