Sunday, March 15, 2009

Baked Raisin Nutmeg Brown Sugar Irish Oatmeal

Who's ever heard of baking Oatmeal? I haven't..... Who bakes Oatmeal? I don't....

A couple of weeks ago, I came across an article regarding Oatmeal and decided to do some overnight slow cooker oatmeal. It was horrible..... mushy, overcooked and generally the consistency of glue.

So as I do from time to time, I'm out surfing the net looking for things that interest me in the food world and I come across recipes at Recipezaar for a variety of baked oatmeal. Never even thought of baking oatmeal. But, since it is healthy and good for you I decided to give it a try. BUT, one recipe I came across discussed Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal. Never have tried it. So I decided to try it, and to prepare it BAKED adapted from the recipes I viewed.

I'll just say this. I'm done with any other method of Oatmeal. THIS is how you eat Oatmeal. Trust me. Slightly crisped top, touch of nutmeg, creamy, slightly sweet and yet Irish oatmeal retains a chewy and nutty flavor that is just delicious.

Ingredients:

1 cup Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 tsp nutmeg

In a bowl, mix oatmeal, milk and melted butter and let stand for 20 minutes.

Beat egg and brown sugar together and mix in baking soda.

Combine with oatmeal mixture and add raisins.

Pour into baking dish (I found a loaf pan to be the perfect size) and sprinkle liberally with Nutmeg.

Bake in 375 degree oven for 1 hour.

Eat a bowl fresh from the oven (you won't be able to resist) and the rest for breakfast the next three days.

Note the crisp topping.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

dp said...

Interesting. I've never baked oatmeal either. I'll give it a try one weekend as I'm a fan of crispy crusts!

I can't imagine going back to regular oatmeal after discovering steel cut oats. The texture is a gazillion times better. They were a pain to cook though. Then I saw on another blog that you can quickly boil them in water and let them sit overnight. When you wake up the next morning, they're ready to eat. Just have to reheat them in the microwave. The texture is just perfect and talk about a time saver!

Kevin said...

That looks good! I have been wanting to try baked oatmeal. The crisped top sounds really good!

finsmom said...

WOW! This couldnt possibly look more delicious...
Ive never tried baked oatmeal, but it sounds wonderful. I will have to bookmark this to make soon!

Thanks for sharing!

Becca said...

Can you do it without the raisins?

Becca said...

It's in the oven but it seemed kinda runny. I hope it turns out ok!

Dan said...

Great blog! I stumbled across it looking for exactly this recipe. Made it the other night with excellent results. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes in the next couple of weeks.

sheista said...

This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks!
Do you think I can assemble this the night before?

merandrachsmom said...

I'm making this for the second time. I make it at night, keep in fridge, and then cook it in the morning. Delish!! Thanks for a great recipe!

Michele said...

Just what I was looking for. I enjoyed eating this at the local Amish Market and wanted to make it myself. I halved the nutmeg and put in about as much cinnamon and vanilla. Also I "toasted" the steel cut grains in the butter first to give color and a nutty flavor. Omitted raisins for this 1st try, the Amish serve this with banana slices, extra brown sugar and warmed milk. Will try apples diced finely next time. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I skipped the nutmeg and raisins, and sprinkled cinnamon over the top. Next time (and there WILL be a next time), I'll beat some cinnamon into the egg/sugar mixture.

Thank you for this recipe. I've been trying really hard to like steel-cut oats, and now I do!