Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Brunch: Rainy Day Oatmeal

It's the first Sunday in June, and it's raining here in Austin.  The drizzly weather makes us think of comfort food that will warm us from the inside out.

So, for today's Sunday Brunch installment, we'd like to present a delicious recipe for Irish Oatmeal, which can be served perfectly in Portmeirion's Sophie Conran cereal bowls (shown here in Celadon, but also available in white).

Irish Oatmeal Recipe from

4 cups briskly boiling water
1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Milk to taste (optional)
Honey or brown sugar to taste
1 tablespoon nuts
1/2 banana, sliced

1.  Pour the cinnamon and oats into boiling water and stir until it begins to thicken.
2.  Lower the heat until it simmers and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3.  It's important not to overcook the oats so that you get a nice, nutty flavor.
4.  Add the remaining ingredients and enjoy!
Sophie Conran by Portmeirion, Cereal Bowl in Celadon

Photo of Irish Oatmeal by gailanna