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Quaker rolled oats helped to make this delicious, almost dessert-like baked oatmeal… a most definitely Americanized version of the famed “figgy pudding” we sometimes sing about in the carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” From what I can gather on Google, English puddings are kind of like fruitcake. They are somewhat dense cakes, containing various dried fruits like figs and often soaked in liquor.
This pretty limited edition Quaker Oats 42-ounce canister put me more in mind of an old-fashioned New England Christmas, so I decided to combine the idea of figgy pudding in a toffee-flavored baked oatmeal for #myoatscreation. And boy am I glad I did! In addition to using this coupon for the Quaker canister at Target, I also roamed the aisles (as I usually do) and found some silly string and other goodies for our Elf on the Shelf to have fun with when he arrives this weekend. Target is the ultimate multi-task store for things I need and more often things I don’t need!
It’d been a while since I made my pumpkin pie baked oatmeal, but it’s always a family favorite. For this dressed-up holiday version, I was looking for something a little different to go a long with the dried figs and toffee bits I wanted to mix in to my oatmeal, so when I ran across this recipe topped with streusel (that’s more rolled oats, crisped with butter and brown sugar, topping our oatmeal) I knew I had a winner.
- 4 c. Quaker Oats (old-fashioned)
- 1 c. dried figs, stems removed and chopped
- 3/4 c. light brown sugar
- 1/4 c. Bits ‘o Brickle Toffee Bits (not chocolate covered)
- 2 T. ground flax seed
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. ground ginger
- 2 c. milk
- 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
- juice of one clementine orange
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 1/3 c. Quaker Oats (old-fashioned)
- 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/3 c. light brown sugar
- 4 T. unsalted butter
- whipped cream and toffee bits to serve
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the 4 cups of oats, figs, brown sugar, toffee bits, flax seed, cinnamon and ginger.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, butter, orange juice and vanilla.
- Stir the milk mixture into the oat mixture until well combined.
- Pour the oats into the baking dish.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oats, flour and brown sugar. Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut in cold butter, until the mixture resembles wet sand, with some pea-sized lumps.
- Top the oatmeal with the streusel mixture.
- Bake, uncovered, for about 40 minutes until the topping is beginning to brown.
- Serve the oatmeal topped with whipped cream and toffee bits.