Portions: 6 portions
This low sugar, low fat, and healthy pear and oatmeal bake recipe makes any breakfast a special occasion. If you have ever wondered if you could have dessert for breakfast, the answer is yes! It can be also be served as a mid-morning snack, or light dinner. One simple switch, and this can be made into a vegan recipe too.
Why I ❤️ it
I love dishes like this pear and oatmeal bake recipe. They are like the Swiss army knife of foods: Make them for breakfast, send kids with a slice to school, or get one for you when you feel like having dessert but don't want to go crazy with the sugar.
I am always trying to find new oatmeal recipes to add to our family repertoire. The combination of the sweet dry fruit, the delicate taste of Bosc pears, and the light bed of creamy oatmeal just did the trick. I have a very appreciative kid to vouch for it.
Pear and oatmeal bake recipe
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- 3 Bosc pears (see more fruit choices further below)
- 2¼ cups of whole oats
- 2 cups of whole milk, or vegan substitute of your preference
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon of clove powder
- ½ teaspoons of salt
- ¼ dry fruit mix, or sultanas, or grated coconut
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, or ¼ cup of maple syrup (plus extra for serving)
Before starting, please make sure you have all the ingredients and utensils ready.
Line the bottom of the baking pan with parchment paper. This will make it easier to serve.
Heat oven to 350ºF [175 ºC].
Remove the pear cores with a melon baller. Set them aside.
Mix oatmeal, milk, cinnamon powder, clove powder, salt, dry fruits, and sugar. Heat it in a saucepan over medium heat and stir.
Once it has started to thicken, remove from the oven and pour into the baking pan. Arrange the pears on top.
To make the oatmeal bake, cook in the preheated oven for 35 mins, or until you pinch the pears with a knife and they are soft.
Remove from the oven. Serve and sprinkle with extra brown sugar, or drizzle with maple syrup to your taste.
It doesn't have to be just pears, many other fruits work great in this dish: Sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, or berries of any kind.
To add extra flavor and nutrition, you can add two tablespoons of peanut butter to the oatmeal mix before baking, or 2 tablespoons of grated coconut. If you are a fan of raisins, you can add that too.
As you can see, you can get really creative with this dish.
Bosc pears are my top choice for baking because they have a very appealing texture once cooked and retain their shape better too.
Adding two tablespoons of butter or coconut oil to the oatmeal mix improves its flavor and caloric content, you may want to try it.
Once removed from the oven, let it cool down 5-10 minutes before serving.
This makes a great dish to prepare beforehand and refrigerate in individual portions. Reheat for 90 seconds in the microwave to eat warm.
This is frankly a very filling breakfast, in my opinion. For my taste, a simple cup of coffee is all I need on the side.
Calories: 101kcal - Carbohydrates: 23g - Protein: 2gFat: 1g - Saturated Fat: 1g - Cholesterol: 1mg - Sodium: 198mg - Potassium: 137mg - Fiber: 4g - Sugar: 13g - Vitamin A: 20IU - Vitamin C: 3.8mg - Calcium: 16mgIron: 0.6mg
How to bake oatmeal?
Oatmeal can be baked as a standalone dish (with no pears) for 25 minutes. Let it cool down some before serving.
How long to bake oatmeal?
How long you bake oatmeal will depend on the specific recipe, for this one is baked for 45 minutes.
This is just a printer-friendly summary, some useful details are found in the recipe above.
Baked oatmeal recipe with pears
- 3 Bosc pears halved
- 2¼ cup whole-grain oatmeal
- 2 cups whole milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon clove powder
- ½ teaspoons salt
- ¼ cup dry fruit mix
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar or ¼ cup of maple syrup (plus extra for serving)
- Line the bottom of the baking pan with parchment paper. This will make it easier to serve.Heat oven to 350ºF [175 ºC].
- Remove the pear cores with a melon baller. Set them aside.
- Mix oatmeal, milk, cinnamon powder, clove powder, salt, dry fruits, and sugar. Heat it in a saucepan over medium heat and stir.Once it has started to thicken, remove from the oven and pour into the baking pan. Arrange the pears on top.
- Bake for 35 mins, or until you pinch the pears with a knife and they are soft.Remove from the oven. Serve and sprinkle with extra brown sugar, or drizzle with maple syrup to your taste.
Originally published on Mar 31, 2015