My little blog reunion is being conspired against, as my PC and laptop have both blown gaskets within weeks of each other; the most recent of the two being yesterday. I'm not about to be posting from an iphone, and my ipad was lifted from the pram in recently weeks as well.
Wow, when typed up like that it sounds like a fairly devastating string of bad luck.
Luckily for me it is the weekend and I've got B's laptop and a post from 2009 saved as a draft! I can't believe I have had this sitting there waiting, 85% finished, including photos. What a dag.
With no further adieu, here she is with original 2009 text:
I wanted to work around with some other flavor combinations and different ways of achieving a similar end result. So this one, instead of baking topping separately to sprinkle onto freshly-made oatmeal, I ended up par-cooking the oatmeal and then actually baking it individually served up, with a crumb topping on top.
Make a simple crumble by combining:
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup oats
dash of salt
couple of Tablespoons of flax seed (linseed)
Small handful (couple of T or less) of brown sugar
To this mixture, cut in some butter at room temperature. 2-3 T. should be sufficient to turn your dry ingredients into a crumble. Set aside.
Next, using desired ingredients, oats and milk being essential, vanilla beans, brown sugar, berries (I used frozen Raspberries and Blueberries), flax, and any additional flavorings being optional, 'par-cook' the oatmeal. Basically add oats to boiling milk.
Pour oats and milk into bowls and top each with crumble. Bake in a 400 /200 degree preheated oven for about 10 -15 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
*In a real splurge add some white chocolate bits in addition to the berries!