Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a yummy, great start to your day!
- 3 1⁄2 cups 2% low-fat milk or 3 1⁄2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup irish steel cut oats
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup peel diced apple
- 2⁄3 cup currants or 2⁄3 cup raisins, to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Heat the milk in a saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally, almost to a boil.
- Stir in the oats, maple syrup, nutmeg and apples.
- Cook just until the mixture boils, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat; stir in the currants (or raisins), and salt.
- Spoon the oatmeal mixture into a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish.
- Cover; bake until all of the liquid is absorbed and the oatmeal is creamy, about 25 minutes.
- Stir well.
- Spoon into bowls and enjoy.
This was a nice, creamy oatmeal, but my family and I all thought it was very bland. I did try adding some cinnamon, and that helped, but I still felt like it was missing something. It also took over 40 minutes to bake, but that might be because I used "Irish Style Oats" that weren't steel cut and I substituted soy milk for the milk. Overall, it was a nice change from the norm, but I don't think I would take the time to make it again. Sorry, Jude! I love all your other recipes!
I found this recipe in "Moosewood Restaurants New Classics" cookbook. I made it this morning using 1% lowfat milk (all I had) and I added 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Baked for 30 minutes. I served it piping hot with a little brown sugar and soy milk. Delicious!
Me again - I made this again with pears in place of apples, a little cinnamon, soy milk in place of milk and no salt - Better than the first batch - I am so excited about this recipe! I make a batch and eat on it for a few days.