Vanilla Plum Baked Steel Oats
1/2 cup steel cut oats
1 cup water
2 cups non-dairy milk (I used almond)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 plums--washed and diced
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 plum--thinly sliced
2-3 teaspoons maple syrup
Earth Balance--to butter the ramekins
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter 6 small ramekins with Earth Balance. Set aside.
*Add water, milk, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil (watch! to make sure it doesn't boil over). Stir in oats. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
*After 20 minutes, remove from heat. Stir in diced plums and vanilla extract. Divide between ramekins. Cover each ramekin with foil. Add ramekins to baking dish. Add warm water to baking dish (about 1/2 inch). Bake 45-50 minutes.
*Remove from oven. Turn on broiler. Arrange thinly sliced plums on top of each oatmeal bake. Drizzle each with 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup. Place under broiler, just until bubbly. Remove. Serve. Enjoy!