Peaches and Cream Baked Quinoa and Oatmeal

When to do with an abundance of late-summer peaches? Bake them into and on top of quinoa and steel-cut oats. Top it off with heavy cream for an indulgent, seasonal breakfast.

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  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, for greasing the pan
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 ripe peaches—1 cut into 1/4-inch pieces, and 1 thinly sliced
  • 3 cups heavy cream, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. Bring the quinoa, oats, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and water to a rolling boil in a large pot. Reduce heat, add the cinnamon and 1 cup brown sugar, and stir. Let the mixture simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the water is absorbed into the grains, remove from heat, and let cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350º. Butter an 8-by-8-inch or 11-by-7-inch baking dish (or 6 individual 6-to-8-ounce ramekins) and set aside. Lightly beat the eggs and slowly add them to the quinoa and oats mixture, stirring constantly. Add the baking powder and peach pieces, and mix well. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish(es), cover with peach slices and sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar on top. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then prepare each serving with a 1/2 cup of cream poured over the top.

Make Ahead

The quinoa and steel-cut oats can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Add eggs, baking powder and peaches before baking.

Contributed By Photo © Emily Farris Published November 2013

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