This Coffee Steel Cut Oatmeal Brulee recipe is like having your morning coffee, breakfast, and dessert all in one! This gourmet gluten-free and vegan recipe is easier than you might think.
Let’s talk about this for a second. Coffee Steel Cut Oatmeal Brulee.
Coffee: the ritualistic morning drink that gives us LIFE.
Steel cut oatmeal: the breakfast of champions.
Brulee: your breakfast just became dessert.
This is your morning coffee, breakfast, AND dessert all in one. Sign me up!
Now, lets take a further look into these ingredients, because they make or break this dessert for Oatmeal Brulee breakfast situation.
The main flavoring agent of this dish is the coffee. For this recipe I used Gourmesso.com Coffee Capsules, which I love for being fair trade and organic – just the way I take my coffee. It imparts the deep coffee flavor that this breakfast needs.
Next, steel cut oats. Have you ever used them before? I find that people who think they don’t like oatmeal, actually like steel cut oats. Instead of the oats being flattened with rollers (hence, rolled oats), the oat is left whole and instead, cut into slightly smaller pieces.
This gives steel cut oats a wildly different texture than other forms, and completely avoids the “slimy oatmeal” situation that some of us are all to familiar with. When cooked in this recipe, they have more of a tapioca or rice pudding texture, perfect for giving this breakfast even more of a decadent dessert feel.
Lastly, the BRULEE! This step is optional, and by optional I mean, if you have lost all power to your kitchen, your oven has exploded, and you cannot find sugar anywhere within a 2 day drive of your home, then it is optional. The crunchy and caramelized brulee adds a nice bitter sweetness and crunch that transports you from your mundane Monday morning breakfast straight to the balcony of a French penthouse with a view of the Eiffel Tour herself.
If you are a bit, hesitant around the kitchen blowtorch, do not fear. You don’t need one for this recipe – I don’t even own one. You can achieve the perfect golden brown crust of your Oatmeal Brulee dreams with the broil function on your oven.
Just position the oven rack as close to the broiler as you can get it. Crank it up to high, and slide the oatmeal on in. Watch it like a hawk to avoid burnt oatmeal instead of bruleed oatmeal, and pull it out juuuuuuust before it is fully golden. It will continue to cook a but once you have pulled it out of the oven.
The breakfast of (French) champions.
This Coffee Steel Cut Oatmeal Brulee recipe is like having your morning coffee, breakfast, and dessert all in one! This gluten-free and vegan recipe is easier than you might think.
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup gluten free steel cut oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
Add the coffee, coconut milk, water, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and salt into a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until the mixture boils. Stir in the oats and bring it back up to a simmer. Lower the heat to just maintain the simmer and cover. Cook for 10 minutes.
Remove the lid and stir the oats. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for another 10 minutes, uncovered.
Remove the oats from the heat and stir in the arrowroot starch mixture. Return it to the heat and bring it back up to a simmer. Once the mixture has thickened, about 1 minute. Remove it from the heat and ladle it into ramekins.
Set your broiler to high and top each ramekin with sugar. Place the ramekin on a baking tray and place them on the top rack of the oven. Broil, watching constantly, until they tops begin to brown deeply. Remove from the oven and allow to cool until the molten sugar has hardened. Serve.