Christmas 2017

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Thankfully, my grandma has not been run over by anything, reindeer or otherwise (she’s almost 90, so this is a relief!), so there’s no need for concern. Buuuut this post will be about my grandma!

Or rather, that infamous oatmeal sheet cake I can’t stop drooling over.

Try as I might, I simply could not find that small, square notecard my grandma wrote the recipe on in her flowery cursive. My mom has hidden it somewhere only she knows, so I have no hope of finding it without her here to ask (my apologies!). In the meantime, I entrusted good ol’ Google to locate a similar recipe for me, and here it is:


1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/4 cups boiling water Save $
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts


  1. In small bowl, mix oats and boiling water; let stand 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350Β°F. Grease 13×9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Beat in oat mixture and remaining cake ingredients until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  3. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Set oven control to broil. In small bowl, beat 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and the half-and-half with electric mixer on high speed until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts.
  5. Spoon over warm cake; spread to cover.
  6. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly and light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Let me know if you try the recipe out this Christmas and if you enjoy it as much as I do! πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading dreamers! You are beautiful and you are loved ❀︎

20 thoughts on “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

  1. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. I’ve truly enjoyed your blog lately, and I think more people should have an opportunity to do the same! Merry Christmas!

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