Irish Soda Bread Baked Oatmeal: Revisited

This Friday is St. Patrick’s Day, and here’s the breakfast for you!!

My Irish Soda Bread Baked Oatmeal is the St. Patrick’s Day-themed recipe that I am most proud of. The other minty creations (like the Shamrock Oatmeal Smoothie) are certainly fun and fit the essence of St. Patrick’s Day, but I love how this baked oatmeal is based on a real Irish dish.

BUT I decided to remake it because I wasn’t proud to share the original version. It just didn’t meet my standards. ūüôā¬†Although it tasted great, the pictures were ugly, and the recipe¬†was lacking¬†the techniques I have learned more recently–namely, adding zucchini and blending the rolled oats into a flour. Tada!

Remember, this baked oatmeal is modeled after a bread. It is not sweet. Instead, it is meant to be eaten with a smear of butter (Earth Balance!!) or jam. Grab your favorite spread and enjoy!

Random Recommendations:

  • [reads]¬†this roundup of sweet potato oatmeal recipes (featuring one of my own!) from Prevention magazine
  • [vids] this SNL sketch about the “Day Without Women”

Irish Soda Bread Baked Oatmeal: Revisited

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup's worth of peeled and diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 cup raisins

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a single-serving ramekin with non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, add milk and lemon juice, stir, and let sit for about five minutes. (This is a replacement for the traditional buttermilk.)
  3. Meanwhile, in a food processor combine oats and zucchini and process until coarse.
  4. When "buttermilk" is ready, add to food processor and pulse a few more times, until combined.
  5. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add raisins and other optional ingredients (caraway seeds, sunflower seeds, other dried fruits like cherries, currants, and cranberries) and stir.
  7. Transfer to the ramekin. If desired, use a knife to create the traditional cross on top of the baked oatmeal (it's not as easy as it looks, so work with patience!).
  8. Bake for 18-21 minutes.

Just an FYI:

This is a revised version of my original Irish Soda Bread Baked Oatmeal.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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