Is it going to rain or is the sun going to come out today? That’s been my main topic of conversation over the last few weeks. I know it’s very British to constantly talk about the weather but what weather we’ve had this summer! From a May heatwave to August deluges, we don’t know what to wear; sun cream and sun hats or woolie jumpers and wellies, let alone what to eat salads or stews!
One thing that’s a constant for me, come rain or shine, is eating oats! With the wet days and cooler evenings I have been baking with oats to make warming puddings but with summer fruits to at least pretend that summer isn’t over yet! So here it is my new recipe come rain or sunshine….
Cosy Baked Porridge
50g Jumbo oats
50g quick cook oats
2 ripe nectarines
2 ripe peaches
Sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
Drizzle of honey
50g mixed nuts (I used walnuts and pecans)
Pre-heat the oven to 180c
Place the oats in a deep mixing bowl and cover with bowling water. Leave until all the water has been absorbed by the oats, which should take about 5 minutes.
Wash and chop the fruits into thin slices and add to the oats.
Add the spices and a little drizzle of honey, then combine the ingredients together.
Spoon the oaty mixture into a an oven proof dish and cook for 15 minutes.
Then scatter the nut pieces over the top of the oat mix and cook for a further 5-10 mins or until the nuts have browned and the oats have turned a nice golden colour.
Serve hot with custard for cold days or leave the dish to cool and serve with cream or yoghurt on those rare sunny days.
Come rain or shine enjoy this cosy baked Porridge recipe