Eggs and Oatmeal

We get both from our various shares – oatmeal with the grain share and those fantastic coloured eggs from our CSA farm – so it’s nice to make meals that use these items.  Here’s three things that we’ve done with eggs, oatmeal or both lately.

1. Savoury Oatmeal

This could be a breakfast food but we’ve been eating it for dinner. It’s just oatmeal but topped with savoury items. Put anything you want on it – we’ve been serving it with grated old cheddar cheese, fresh ground pepper and sea salt and crumbled bacon. I like to top mine with poached eggs as well (they make it so creamy!).

To make: Bring 4 cups of water to boil and add 1 cup steel-cut oats. Turn down and simmer until desired texture (about 20 minutes). While the oatmeal is cooking, prepare the toppings of your choice, except the poached eggs. Once the oatmeal is ready, boil water for poached eggs (if you’re having them) and then cook eggs for about 3 minutes. Spoon oatmeal into bowls, sprinkle with cheese, bacon and salt/pepper. Top with eggs and enjoy!

2. Scotty’s Nest Eggs

A friend cooked these up for us the other weekend and they were delicious. Breakfast in less than 20 minutes.

3. Baked Oatmeal

This makes an easy breakfast that can made in advance and heated up at the office. I bring a small canning jar of milk to pour over it once I’ve warmed it up.

How to make: I based my baked oatmeal on this recipe. Mix 2 cups rolled oats with 2 cups milk, 2 beaten eggs and 1 tsp baking powder. Stir in a large handful of dried cranberries, 2 tbsp liquid honey and a handful of hazel nuts. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 9 baking dish and bake it in a 375F oven for 25 minutes. Cooled and cut into 6 squares. Stored them in the fridge for the week.

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