Cinnamon Spiced Pear Oatmeal
Updated: Nov 1, 2020
Cinnamon Spiced Pear Oatmeal is a simple and healthy gluten free breakfast recipe! Sweet pears, cinnamon, granola and maple syrup combine to make the best warming oatmeal.
Its Winter and the cold weather is here. This Spiced Pear Oatmeal tastes like being wrapped up in a cozy blanket while sitting in your favourite oversized chair in front of a glowing fireplace. It also tastes like sweet pears, sticky maple syrup, crunchy granola, and warm cinnamon. We’re getting the picture. This is all the best flavours of winter in one comforting breakfast bowl.
While pears are delicious all on their own, they’re even better caramelized, this makes them tender and gives them a nice sweet flavour.
Then come the oats! So simple and hearty and delicious and absolutely perfect for cold temps. Personally, few things sound more satisfying to me than a warm bowl of rolled oats on chilly winter morning. Topped with a caramelized pear? Perfection.
Oats are rich in indigestible carbohydrates called beta-glutens which help to lower blood cholesterol levels. Due to the high levels of those beta-glucans, oats are also helpful in stabilizing blood sugar. In fact, eating oats in the morning may help keep your blood sugar stable throughout the entire day. Oats are also a good source of dietary fibre and protein. Look for gluten-free oats if you have a gluten sensitivity like me.
Not only is this recipe simple and quick – requiring just 20 minutes from start to finish – it’s also customizable. If you’re not into rolled oats, sub another grain like quinoa or millet. And if pears aren’t your thing, sub apples or even blueberries. Make this bowl your own and enjoy it often this winter. Cheers!
CINNAMON SPICED PEAR OATMEAL
1 cup water
¼ cup #almondmilk
pinch of sea salt
½ cup rolled #oats (gluten-free)
1 Bosc #pear (peeled, cored, and halved)
1/2 - 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
1tbsp coconut oil
Maple syrup and #granola to serve
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius).
Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
Cut the pear into half and scoop out the core.
Brush the cut sides of the pears with coconut oil (about 1/2 tsp per half).
Set the pears cut side down on the lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Combine the water, almond milk, and pinch of salt in a small pot, and bring to the boil.
Add oats and stir well. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the oatmeal has thickened considerably.
Stir in the grated ginger, and ground cinnamon.
Remove from heat, cover with a lid, and let sit for 5 minutes.
Give the oatmeal another good stir, then spoon into a bowl and place the pear on the oats cut side up.
Serve hot, with a sprinkling of homemade granola and good quality maple syrup (optional).