I love oats! I was raised on them - from early morning porridge and after-school flapjacks, to mum’s famous beef stew and oat dumplings - oats were an essential ingredient in our household. Now I’ve grown up and have my own family, I too use oats in almost everything, from porridge, to sweet oat snacks, soups, stews, casseroles and baking, with Mornflake oats being my favourite, as they offer over ten different types of oats and oatmeal, including organic, making them wonderfully versatile.
Today’s oat recipes are my offering for Christmas Day….these delicious dishes will see you from breakfast through to teatime.
We start off with an easy-to-prepare “Festive overnight cooked oatmeal with spiced poached fruits”, which is slow-cooked overnight to save time. This dish is perfect when served with extra creamy milk and a pot of tea or fresh coffee.
For the main event of Christmas Dinner, I’m delighted with my recipe for “Festive Sausage, Cranberry, Sage and Onion Oat Stuffing”, to accompany roast turkey, or any other bird you may be cooking. This wonderful fruity sausage stuffing is made with Mornflake Oats in place of breadcrumbs and the stuffing is baked in a loaf tin. Studded with cranberries and flavoured with fresh sage……it’s a heady and aromatic gluten free stuffing*, packed full of textures and flavours. It’s also perfect for that post-Christmas day lunch sandwich too! *When using Mornflake Gluten Free Oats and gluten free sausages/sausage meat.
You can’t beat Christmas Day teatime. It’s the culmination of a wonderful day of feasting, family fun and merriment. First we have a delicious savoury oat scone recipe. These delectable oat and cheese scones are so much nicer than sandwiches and perfect when served with assorted toppings.
The sweet treat for the Christmas Day teatime is my “Spiced Christmas Fruit Flapjack” recipe. These delicious, crumbly, oaty flapjacks are made with leftover mincemeat and Mornflake Jumbo Oats. If you don’t have any mincemeat then you can use the equivalent weight in dried mixed fruit, and maybe, for extra indulgence, you can soak the fruit in brandy before adding them to the flapjack mix.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I did making them, I’m already on my fourth batch of scones and flapjacks, due to family requests, and I am making the stuffing loaf again this weekend to accompany our Sunday roast chicken! I’ve shared all the recipes below, and all of the Mornflake products can be found here: Mornflake Products. All that remains for me to say is have a VERY merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and hopefully wealthy New Year! Karen
Festive Overnight Cooked Oatmeal with Spiced Poached Fruits
This creamy spiced oatmeal is slow-cooked overnight and is served with gently poached fruits for breakfast. A seasonal breakfast with a festive twist, this takes the pressure out of cooking on Christmas day morning, and is perfect when served with extra creamy milk and a pot of tea or fresh coffee.View Recipe
Cheese and Oat Scones (with assorted savoury toppings)
These delectable oat and cheese scones are so much better than sandwiches and they can be made in advance for the freezer. Serve them with assorted savoury toppings and fillings, or just split when warm and generously buttered.View Recipe
Festive Sausage, Cranberry, Sage and Onion Oat Stuffing (to accompany roast poultry)
A wonderful fruity sausage stuffing, made with oats in place of breadcrumbs, this stuffing is baked in a loaf tin and is studded with cranberries and flavoured with fresh sage. Serve this with any roast poultry such as roast turkey or chicken.View Recipe
Spiced Christmas Fruit Flapjacks
These delicious crumbly, oat flapjacks hide a handy secret, as they are made with leftover mincemeat as well as Mornflake Jumbo Oats! They are easy to make and are perfect for the Christmas Day tea time.View Recipe