Spiced Pear Baked Oatmeal

Recipe: healthy oatmeal breakfast

Author: Liana Nenacheva

Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6

I love it when breakfast sort of disguises itself as dessert.

My weekday mornings start with my meditation, yoga, caring about my animals. I answer all the e-mails before I go to the clinic.

Weekends are for slowing down, taking a moment to catch your breath, feeling grateful and yes, maybe a bit of indulgence too. This recipe is one for the weekend.

I am a huge fan of oatmeal but I do not like eating porridge every day. It is a little bit boring. I prefer to make a variation of my oats.  I find the consistence of Muesli and Granola too dry for me.  The porridge texture feels much better. This is why I love making different kinds of ‘scrambles’, using various fruits and spices.

This spiced pear baked oatmeal is a delightful cross between a pear crumble and an English flapjack, which is a totally different thing from an American flapjack by the way. What makes this spiced pear baked oatmeal truly outstanding are the warm spices that I really like. I mixed my oats with cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spices and vanilla. I could tell it was going to be amazing as soon as the spices hit the mixture. Mmm…

To match the luxurious flavor of this oatmeal I decided to treat it like a cake and arranged sliced pears on top for a pretty finish. I also sprinkled some toasted walnuts on top but no pressure if you are not a nut lover. Let me tell you I was not disappointed in the least when I finally got to taste it. The texture verges on cake-like while being slightly crumbly with the undeniable flavor of a pear crumble.

Spiced Pear Baked Oatmeal

Healthy Food Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, large
  • ½ cup/ 110g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup/ 65g butter, melted
  • 1 cup/ 250 ml milk
  • 3 cups/ 255 g rolled oats
  • 6 pears, small
  • 2 tbsp toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F/170C. Butter a round 9″ deep baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk eggs, brown sugar, spices, vanilla, baking powder, butter and milk.
  3. Add oats and mix well, then add 3 peeled and chopped pears, mix gently to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture in the buttered dish and arrange 3 sliced pears on top.
  5. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.
  6. Serve drizzled with honey or golden syrup and sprinkled with walnuts.

 

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