A colleague of ours from A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast in McMinnville, shared this recipe saying her guests just loved it. It sounded so delicious with the fall fruit and winter eggnog. I’ve been making these in individual crocks and plan to change out the apple for bananas or pears on occasion. Maybe even spring and summer Oregon berries. Our guests are loving it, too.
- 2 cups eggnog, plus extra to serve with oatmeal
- 1-2/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 small apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts, plus 3 tablespoons reserved
- 7 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces, plus 1 tablespoon reserved
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
In a medium bowl, add the eggnog, oats, apples, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 5 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk to combine. Evenly divide the mixture and spoon it, mounding it slightly, into 4, 6-7-ounce ramekins.Top each ramekin evenly with the 2 tablespoons of butter cut into pieces.
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
As the oatmeal cools slightly, add the reserved 1 tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and maple syrup to a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar. Add the reserved 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts to the pan and stir to combine. Remove from the heat.
Evenly divide the coated walnuts and use them as topping for each ramekin.
Serve warm with extra eggnog to pour over the oatmeal
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