Since our family likes monkey breads and likes to make yeast dough – I thought this would be a winner.
We have enjoyed this Apple Walnut Oatmeal on cold winter mornings. We have prepared it overnight on low and it usually turns out pretty well, but there have been some instances of the bottom getting a little overcooked. Would work great when you stay up late and have to wake up early!
This recipe is hand-written in my book. I got it from mom, who says she got it from "the Super Store's bargain banana bag".
This is a bread Mom used to make quite often. The recipe says it is for 9 - size 303 cans. It can also be baked in a large loaf pan, or two small ones.
Mom worked for Olson's for a while. Mom always appreciated how Mrs. Olson always looked forward to a cup of coffee with her in mid morning.
For the base:
Melt in microwave:
1/2 cup margarine or butter
5 Tbsp. white sugar
5 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1 beaten egg
Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, until blended and slightly thickened. Stir in:
2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped or ground walnuts or pecans
Press into a greased 9x13 pan. Cool.
For the icing: