So, I have been on a health kick for months now, mainly due to allergies I was suffering throughout the latter part of 2014. I have made a concerted effort to eat better, reducing refined sugars, alcohol and red meat.
Something that I struggle with is healthy breakfasts. I’m usually in such a rush in the morning that I always reach for the same old: toast made with good quality 12-grain bread bought at my local bakery with peanut butter, a banana and a cup of coffee. On the weekends, I have enough time to make breakfasts that are much more exciting, such as this amazing toasted oatmeal brûlée, courtesy of The Tig.
Here’s the easy-as-pie recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think!
FYI – I found bee pollen and hemp seeds at my local health food store.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Place the oats on a baking sheet and bake, stirring the oats occasionally, until they smell toasty and are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Keep the oven on.
- Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan. Transfer the baked oats to the water along with the salt and stir to combine. Lower the heat and simmer until the oats are softened and thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in all of the seeds and the raisins and transfer the mixture to a baking dish or a pie dish.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake until all of the excess liquid has evaporated and the top is lightly browned and just firm to the touch, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Remove the oatmeal from the oven and turn the oven from bake to broil.
- Evenly sprinkle the sugar over the surface of the oatmeal, using at least ¼ cup and up to ½ cup if you like it especially sweet. Place the dish on a rack set 4 to 6 inches under the broiler and cook, with a watchful eye, until the sugar has melted and caramelized, and is nearly, but not entirely, burned. Carefully remove the oatmeal from the broiler and serve immediately with the bee pollen sprinkled on top, if you’d like.
- Serve hot with a pitcher of warm milk alongside, if desired.
Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you try it out.