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.
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.