As you may have guessed from my short-lived overnight oats series, I’m somewhat of an oat devotee. (But please don’t get me started on the difficulties of photographing your breakfast before work, on an incredibly dull English morning, that wasn’t one of my best ideas!) I’ve read about baked porridge so many times that I felt it was about time I tried it. The idea of cooking up a big batch and saving myself a job for a few mornings a week really appealed, as did the fact that it resembles a good old crumble!
I’m on a bit of a healthy eating, low processed sugar, kick at the moment, so I thought the place to turn, to get the basic recipe down had to be Deliciously Ella. I knew she could be trusted to not sneak in a stack of brown sugar or a slug of unnecessary maple syrup.
This baked porridge is sweetened with apples alone, Ella adds raisins to hers, but I couldn’t resist popping in a few baby figs instead. I’m not a huge pecan fan and I don’t really like crunchy bits in my porridge, so instead I added ground almonds for a bit of nutty goodness, giving it a slight frangipane vibe. (continue reading…)