Saturday, April 24, 2010

Brennen's Oatmeal Custard

"You have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up. Anybody knows that."
~ Kay Thompson quotes

I love oatmeal. I don't know many people who do. I could eat it every day. For those of you who do not like oatmeal, try this custard. Warm, rich and a sweet. ( Does not taste like oatmeal, at all!)

My favorite brand McCann's

This recipe is from "Breakfast at Brennan's"(adapted or copycatted ). If you do not know who the Brennan's are, they are likened to the first family of food in New Orleans. Their family own best known restaurants Brennan's, and Commander's Palace.


Brennan's Oatmeal Custard

5 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups cooked oatmeal, cooled
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mixed fresh raspberries and blackberries
( I used dried blueberries)

(plus extra for garnish)
Whipped cream for garnish

Mix eggs, milk and cream. Strain to fully incorporate egg into mixture, discarding any residue.

Combine egg mixture with brown sugar, cinnamon, oatmeal, vanilla extract and berries. Stir lightly until mixed.

Butter 8 (1-cup) ramekins or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Fill ramekins to within 1/4 inch from the top. Set in baking pan and fill pan with water to within 3/4 inch of top of ramekins. Bake, covered, 1 hour. Remove water from bath.

Serve warm, garnished with berries and a dollop of whipped cream.
Good but not great re-heated the next day, so i do not recommend it

This recipe is very versatile . Combinations of different fruits and spices could be changed for something original .

I lived down the street from here :)
Commander's Palace

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!


  1. There's no bad time for oatmeal, but that recipe could make it an all-day extravaganza!! Looks great . . .

  2. This sounds really yummy. More like a dessert for breakfast!

  3. This looks delicious. I love New Orleans.

    I tried to email you but my email was returned. Are you still planning on participating in Chocolate With Francois? I didn't find you'd posted the past couple of months. Thanks.

  4. I loved your oatmeal custard!