Poor Man's Rhubarb Crunch for Lunch
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Serves: 4
Rhubarb is a wonderfully nutritious and low-calorie vegetable that you can make into any number of tasty dishes! This dessert/lunch is an answer to a powerful rhubarb craving when you're too pressed for time to make anything more grand, but it stands on its own!
  • 2 pounds rhubarb stalks, washed and cut into segments
  • 2 Tb water
  • ½ to 1 cup of honey or brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup raw old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup toasted nuts (I used cashews, but walnuts or pecans would be delightful, too)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • sprinkle of fresh ground nutmeg
  • dash of salt
  1. First, make your rhubarb sauce: Put rhubarb pieces and water into heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer on medium heat, and cover. When the rhubarb pieces are tender (around 5 minutes), turn off the heat and stir in your sweetener. Taste and adjust.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in heavy cast iron skillet.
  3. Add nuts and oats and stir, cooking until they begin to turn golden and smell divine, approximately 10 minutes. Do not allow to burn, or all is lost!
  4. Stir in brown sugar and spices, and cook for 2 or 3 minutes more.
  5. Serve hot sauce with generous scoop of crunchy topping on top.
  6. A dollop of whipped cream or ice cream does not, after all, go amiss.
Recipe by vomitingchicken.com at https://vomitingchicken.com/lazy-moms-rhubarb-crunch-for-lunch/