Saturday, January 14, 2012
Baked Steel Cut Oats
Do you agree that homemade baked macaroni and cheese is head and shoulders above that stuff on the stove, and that the stuff on the stove is head and shoulders above that stuff in the microwave? Well, this is the exact same situation. Oats in the microwave are good, oats on the stove are better and oats in the oven are THE BEST.
I have been wanting to try baked oatmeal for a while now and figured there's no better time than now--a lazy Saturday morning. I combined a few different recipes I saw on other blogs and came up with this concoction. While "winging it" when baking can be quite risky, it turned out wonderfully this time. Oh, and did I mention this is healthy? Enjoy!
Makes two hefty servings (I like a big breakfast)
1 cup steel cut oats (straight from the pantry, no soaking necessary)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 cup fresh or dried fruit (I used fresh blueberries)
Dash of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray two ramekins with Pam.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Pour mixture into ramekins and top with a sprinkle of brown sugar. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Serve immediately with milk and sweetener of your choice. I used brown sugar today, but plan to try maple syrup and honey in the future.
I guess you could say we enjoyed this one.