Oatmeal Brulee flavored with vanilla bean and topped with a brown sugar caramelized crust for a delicious brunch entree. Top with a splash of cream, fruits, nuts or shredded coconut for additional flavor!
We snuck in the creme brûlée taste into oatmeal making this an extra special breakfast or brunch entree! The thin layer of brown sugar caramelized adds a decadent flavor and you don’t need a fancy kitchen torch!
Just put your cooked oatmeal under a broiler for a couple of minutes and holy yum your taste buds will explode! You’ll never look at a bowl of oatmeal quite the same after you taste it fancied up!
When it comes to oatmeal I’m a purist. I cook it only with water and a pinch of salt, which I still managed in this recipe, but this time I split open a vanilla bean, scraped the seeds into the oatmeal and tossed in the pod while it cooked. Do you see those little dark specks in the oatmeal? It’s vanilla!
You can use any kind of oats for this recipe; Irish, rolled, quick oats, but the method and time to cook them with be slightly different, so follow the directions on the package if you don’t use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free oats like I did for this recipe. Oh, and this isn’t a sponsored post if you’re wondering, but I do use this brand and have it stocked in my pantry.
This Baked Oatmeal with Mixed Berries and Bananas dish is the first gluten-free recipe that I made. These oats are a great product to experiment with if you are interested trying your own hand with gluten-free cooking.
Oatmeal recipe with a variety of toppings
I added raspberries and broiled them along with the sugar topping, You can combine a variety of fruits like strawberries, sliced bananas or blueberries and broil them in the same manner or serve the fruit on the side to be added to each bowl.
Get creative with additional toppings! How about adding;
- shredded coconut
- chopped nuts; walnuts, almonds, pecans
- fresh fruit; mango, bananas, blackberries, chopped apples
- chia or flax seeds
- healthy homemade granola muesli from RecipeTin Eats
What sounds good to you?