Old Fashioned Porridge

(6 servings)

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 2/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 eggs -- beaten to blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Chilled milk or whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring water and salt to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add oats and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer oatmeal to 6-cup souffle dish.

Add all remaining ingredients except milk and stir until well combined.

Bake until set, about 1 hour.

Spoon porridge into bowls. Serve, passing milk separately. Serves 4-6 people.

Some porridges are to cold. Others are too hot. But some porridges, like this one, are just right! Hey! Somebody ate my porridge!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank kj727 for this recipe.

Recipe number 430. Submitted 9/13/2002.