Meghan Markle Shares Recipe for Her Favorite Breakfast Comfort Food

Once upon a time Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ran her own lifestyle blog called The Tig where she shared tips for everything from traveling to fashion and even posted some of her recipes. However, she bid farewell to the beloved blog to join the royal family.

But now that she and her husband, Prince Harry, have stepped down as senior royals some believe and are hopeful that the former Suits star will relaunch her blog. While fans wait to see if that happens, many have been digging through The Tig archives for a few of Meghan’s forgotten recipes like the one for her favorite breakfast comfort food.

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Meghan Markle’s favorite comfort breakfast food

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Meghan agrees. Hello! noted that Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said the Duchess of Sussex never skips her morning meal and likes to eat a healthy balanced diet consisting mainly of steel oats and avocado toast. Meghan revealed on The Tig that she will have something more indulgent at times though like during the cold winter months.

“Some of you may be lucky enough to be basking in the sweet sweet sunshine during these blustery winter months, but for most of us, winter means heavy coats, chilly toes, and the craving for something comforting,” Meghan wrote on her now-defunct blog.

She added that she enjoys eating toasted oatmeal brûlée during that time of year. Her recipe was inspired by a visit to the restaurant Buvette, which has locations in a number of cities around the world including New York and Paris.

“Cue this delectable rendition of classic oatmeal made fanciful with the addition of a brûlée topping…It’s the little things, really…and this recipe, inspired by culinary wizards at Buvette, is the perfect example of that,” Meghan’s blog post read.

How to make toasted oatmeal brûlée like the Duchess of Sussex

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To make toasted oatmeal brulee for breakfast like Meghan you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground hemp seeds
  • Warm milk
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp bee pollen (optional)

Then follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the oats on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, stirring the oats occasionally until they smell toasty and are golden brown. Keep the oven on.
  3. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan. Transfer the baked oats to the water along with the salt and stir to combine. Lower the heat and simmer until the oats are softened and thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in all of the seeds and the raisins and transfer the mixture to a baking dish or a pie dish.
  4. Place the dish in the oven and bake until all of the excess liquid has evaporated and the top is lightly browned and just firm to the touch, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the oatmeal from the oven and turn the oven from bake to broil.
  6. Evenly sprinkle the sugar over the surface of the oatmeal using at least 1/4 cup and up to 1/2 cup if you like it especially sweet. Place the dish on a rack set 4 to 6 inches under the broiler and cook, with a watchful eye, until the sugar has melted and caramelized and is nearly but not entirely burned.
  7. Carefully remove the oatmeal from the broiler and serve immediately with the bee pollen sprinkled on top if you’d like.
  8. Serve hot with a pitcher of warm milk alongside, if desired.