After learning about this contest, I wanted to come up with a unique but simple recipe using steel cut oats. This recipe involves cooking the oats and also making a sauce that is added just before it is served. In addition to the recipe below, you can also view this video that will walk you through how to make this simple breakfast treat.
Referred to as brochan in the Scottish Highlands, porridge is most commonly made with oats, boiling water, and salt. This recipe for maple pear porridge is no exception. However, it takes this combination of simple ingredients to the next level in terms of taste. Even if you are not a big fan of oatmeal, you have to give this dish a try.
2 cups of water
1/2 tspn kosher salt
1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tspn pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup shelled walnuts
1/2 of a pear, pealed and sliced
- In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil over medium heat.
- Add the kosher salt and stir.
- Add the steel cut oats, the brown sugar, and the cinnamon stick. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- While the oats cook, peel and slice the pear into length wise wedges.
- After 20 minutes have passed, add the vanilla to the oats and stir.
- In a separate small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the butter, maple syrup, and walnuts. Cook for about 5 minutes until the butter has melted. Stir the mixture and then remove from heat.
- Distribute the oats evenly between 2 serving bowls. Place the slices of pear around the perimeter of the bowl. Top with the walnut, butter, and maple syrup sauce.
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