Unfortunate things can happen when you aren't paying attention in the kitchen. Do you know what isn't unfortunate? Burnt, crusty sugar on top of oatmeal. Oatmeal Brulee is a super simple way to make breakfast even more delicious.
Have you watched Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix yet? YOU GUYS! If you love Wes Anderson movies, you will LOVE this show! Appropriate for older kids (although I think my 8-year-old likes this too) and their parents, this show is gorgeously shot, and had me chuckling every few lines. I'll be honest. I wasn't sure my family would like this show. As a part of Netflix‘s #StreamTeam I watch a lot of shows and movies and share my thoughts with you. It's a tough job but someone has to do it. I set up my iPad next to my computer so I could keep working and not really watch it. But it totally sucked me in! The humor is subtle and dry which is right up my alley. I finally had to stop working and just watch. I'm a few episodes deep now and I'm in love. With a long list of really great actors plus a really interesting set, there are so many things about this show that will make you a fan.
And like I mentioned above, the kitchen is one place where lots of unfortunate events can take place. Toast gets burned. Chicken gets burned. Wooden spoons get burned. But when sugar gets burned, it can be glorious! (Except if it gets too burned. Burnt caramel is the worst!). When sugar starts to melt it gets all sweet and liquidy and as it cooks a little more, it starts to crisp up and as it burns the flavor turns caramel-y and amazing.
Which makes it perfect for topping your oatmeal. This recipe couldn't get any easier. You can do this with a packet of instant oatmeal and add-on just a minute to your normal school-day breakfast routine.
To make Oatmeal Brulee:
Prepare your oatmeal per the package directions and make sure it is in an oven proof ramekin.Top it with sugar. Here we used sugar in the raw but my favorite way to do it is mix brown sugar with a little white sugar (white sugar melts a little better but brown sugar HAS THE BEST FLAVOR EVER!).Pop the dishes under your broiler and watch closely to make sure you aren't over cooking the sugar (it just takes about 20 seconds or so).
Top with your favorite berries and serve.
You kids will love this nice sweet surprise on their breakfast. Oatmeal Brulee is so super easy and delicious. I think, unfortunately, that if I ate this every morning, I might need to buy new pants…
Have you checked out Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events yet? You'll LOVE it!
- 1 package of Instant Oatmeal
- 1 TBSP brown sugar
- 1/2 TBSP white sugar
- fresh berries and cream, optional
- Make oatmeal per package instructions in an oven proof ramekin.
- Top with mix of sugars.
- Broil until sugar melts and starts to crisp up with areas of burnt sugar.
- Top with fresh berries and cream if desired.
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