Saturday, January 8, 2011

Oatmeal Soufflé


Weekends are meant for something other than the quick weekday cold cereal or plain 'ole oatmeal.  With the extra hours we have before Liv heads off to dance rehearsals I try to put together something hot, fairly healthy and tasty to boot.

Borrowing Marrion Cunningham's, The Breakfast Book, to post our recent Custard-Filled Corbread, I thumbed through the pages and the Oatmeal Souflé caught my eye.  Our experiences last year with Ellie Krieger's Vanilla Spice Oatmeal along with a couple of Pumpkin Oatmeal versions have us eager for alternative oatmeal recipes!

Ms. Cunningham's version, however, was a bit too rich for our tastes with a 1/2 cup of sugar, 3 eggs and butter, but by simply reducing the sugar and butter and replacing an egg with egg whites we produced a healthier yet tasty soufflé, perfect for our weekend morning!


Oatmeal Soufflé
adapted from The Breakfast Book

1 cup skim milk
2 tsp butter
3/4 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1/3 cup low-fat cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 Tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs separated
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 325º.  Butter a 1 1/2 cup soufflé dish or casserole.

Place the milk and butter in a saucepan and heat until barely boiling.  Add the oatmeal, reducing heat and stirring often until oatmeal is thick.  Remove from heat and add the cream cheese, salt, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Whisk until mixture is smooth.  Beat 2 egg yolks slightly and slowly add them to the oatmeal, stirring constantly.  Stir in the raisins and walnuts.

Beat 3 egg whites until they are stiff, but still moist.  Gently stir and fold the fluffy egg whites into the oat meal mixture, being careful not to deflate whites.  Fold only until no large lumps of whites remain.  Spoon the mixture into the soufflé dish.  Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until the soufflé is set but the center still trembles.  Serve immediately with milk.

Top with additional brown sugar, maple syrup, bananas or any of your favorite toppings!

Note:  We didn't finish the soufflé on the first serving and very much enjoyed it rewarmed in the microwave at a later time.

Note 2:  Dried apples or any fruit would be a lovely addition to this soufflé.

38 comments:

  1. This is such a good breakfast. I can't wait to try it. I have a recipe for these souffle pancakes that I'm really wanting to try too. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. You are amazing at finding breakfast recipes that entice me. I'm totally a breakfast person and I get bored by cereals. I need to try this and I need to get that book! Happy weekend!

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  3. Oh my gosh! I was just flipping through a magazine that displayed different ways to use oatmeal. I love this! What a perfect thing to have on a Sunday morning. Or now:)

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  4. Wow! This looks beyond delicious! Love the souffle and love the blog! So good.

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  5. Yummm...loved this Idea, combining oatmeal in a soufle...and all those spices, must smell fantastic too.

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  6. This is so interesting! I've never heard of an oatmeal souffle before but the ingredients and pictures make it sound delicious! I do love me some oatmeal!

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  7. I never heard of an oatmeal souffle before either but I love the sound of it! I get tired of the same old bowl of oatmeal - this is a delicious way to breathe life into it!

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  8. I'm not so big on oatmeal, but Larry eats it almost every day (or pancakes). Maybe I'd like it better if I tried this.

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  9. This is so delicious looking. I'd love to start my day with this. Thanks for posting this.

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  10. What a neat idea! I'm on a breakfast kick right now and variety will help me stay with this new habit. I love this, especially since you made it even healthier. Thanks, Kim!

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  11. Great recipe and I was thinking when I had a look that it should be good with some dried fruit or maybe berries :)

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  12. Oh my word Oatmeal Souffle!! What a great idea for breakfast. I swear I want to eat breakfast at your house everyday. The addition of raisins and walnuts sounds perfect. Mmmm I MUST make this very very soon.

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  13. I love love this! When you say "Marrion Cunningham", I thought you meant you had a "Happy Days" cookbook! I'm so dumb!

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  14. I had to check out this post when I saw the title - would never have thought of a recipe such as this. Looks so comforting - I'm almost hoping for more snow as it would be perfect on a snowed-in morning!

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  15. I like the sound of your souffle, it rings of healthy health! Just the type for me!

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  16. What a great idea! I like how you adjusted the recipe to be a healthier version! Nice photos too!

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  17. I have never heard of patmeal souffle. I am so glad that you introduced me to it, because this looks so good. I love how you poured milk over it :)

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  18. Wow what a great new way to enjoy oatmeal. This looks so good and definitely a nice break from the hum drum of everyday oatmeal.Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Mmm I love baked oatmeal - I have all the ingredients for this so I definitely want to try it! Oatmeal is such comforting breakfast food :)

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  20. This recipe looks absolutely delich....Thanks for making & sharing, extra plus for adjusting oatmeal to healthier version:)

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  21. I think oatmeal is one of those underused foods. Your souffle is a perfect example of how it could be made exciting with just a little help. I am bookmarking this one.

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  22. Isn't that a delicious breakfast! Wow...looks incredible! I'd eat the whole things by myself. :)

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  23. oh yum, this sounds absolutely fabulous!

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  24. This is a great idea, I like how you lightened it too. The only time I have breakfast is on the weekend, but I could make an exception for this one. I know my husband would like this. Have a great rest of the weekend.
    -Gina-

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  25. I gave this recipe a try this morning and just wrote up a post about it. My recipe used homemade ricotta cheese, a blueberry-pear compote, and a complete disregard of your efforts to make it more healthy. ;) It was delicious, and a big hit with my whole family, oatmeal-averse toddler included. Thanks so much!

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  26. This looks too good to be breakfast!

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  27. How creative! And I love that you tweaked the recipe to make it healthier!

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  28. Looks very healthy and delicious!

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  29. I have never heard of this before! What a brilliant idea!

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  30. Brilliant. I *must* make this.

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  31. This is such a unique and delicious-sounding dish! I love oats in any form and I know I would adore this!!

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  32. This looks like a great alternative to the ordinary! I would love some of this right now. I love your creativity! You really inspire me to get in the kitchen and produce good things to eat!

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  33. I've never even heard of an oatmeal souffle, but i love oatmeal, so I 'll be trying it, probably on the weekend. I like your lightened version, and the addition of dried fruits and nuts. Mmmm!

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  34. ooo, this is a good one! healthy and simply delicious

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  35. Heavens that sounds decadent even with the lightened version you put forth. It looks fantastic too. I've never heard of such a thing, but think it's a wonderful idea. Thanks for paging through that book and finding the recipe for us!

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  36. I think i'm going to make this in the morning, my son would love it. (His Mommy wouldn't mind gobbling some down either:) This is a great alternative to regular oatmeal, thanks for sharing:)

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  37. I LOVE oatmeal (lately I've been craving it every day!) and I'll certainly try this souffle. It looks like something I'd really enjoy. Bookmarked!!

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  38. Lovely post. We were sitting talking about a wonderful oatmeal souffle at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington. when I googled the recipe up popped your blog! I can't wait to explore it!

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