Recipe: Crunchy baked porridge 


imageI was sitting watching TV this evening and Gordon Ramsay came on. Many of his recipes actually weren’t that low in fat, but I liked this one so I’m going to adapt it a bit, to suit. 🙂 I’ll try it next week and let you know how it went. 

Serves 4–6

  • 150g (5oz) jumbo rolled oats
  • seeds from 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus a little extra to sprinkle
  • 50g (2oz) whole blanched almonds
  • 50g (2oz) blanched hazelnuts
  • 75g (3oz) raisins
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks
  • 1L almond milk, plus extra for serving.
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
  2. Combine the oats and vanilla seeds in a mixing bowl – use your fingers to rub the seeds through the oats. Add the spices, nuts, raisins and pear and mix well. Stir in the milk and cream and then pour the mixture into a baking dish. Dust with a little extra grated nutmeg.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for30–35 minutes, or until the oats are completely softened and the liquid absorbed.
  4. Heat the grill on its highest setting. Sprinkle the top of the porridge with the sugar and place under the grill for 3–4 minutes, or until the sugar has melted and created a crust.
  5. Serve warm, with a little extra milk on the side.

Apparently, it’s good cold and cut into strips like a muesli bar!

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