Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Crème Brûlée Oatmeal – the seductive alternative to a boring bowl of oats!

Boring oatmeal will never be the same once you've had this seductive version of the all-American breakfast staple. It’s fancy enough for an elegant brunch buffet – watch everyone gasp with deliciousness delight!
1 stick butter
2 large eggs
1 cup light brown sugar
3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk (or half and half)
3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat Oven 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into an 8 x 11 casserole pan. Bake 20-30 minutes. I sometimes bake in individual ramekins for brunch and you must adjust timing. DO NOT OVERBAKE. You can even mix up, refrigerate, and pop in the oven the next morning.
Remove from oven to cooling rack. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over top of oatmeal. Using back of spoon, gently spread sugar into a thin layer across entire surface of oatmeal. Return to oven; bake just until sugar melts, about 2 - 3 minutes. Set oven to broil. Broil 3 inches from heat until sugar bubbles and lightly browns, about 1 1/2 minutes. Spoon into bowls. Serve with raisins, walnuts, and cream, if you like or just stick a piece of crispy bacon in the top. NOTE: If you have a kitchen torch, that’s perfect and you can forget the broiling. 

1 comment:

Patricia Reitz said...

What a brilliant idea - love it!

Patricia @ ButterYum