Ginger Cinnamon Baked Pear Oatmeal
This Baked Pear Oatmeal is such an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast idea! Made with warming spices, it’s such a cozy way to start your day. Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Baked oatmeal is THE ultimate cold weather breakfast. There’s just something about warmed fruits and spices that taste SO good.
Not to mention, it also makes your kitchen smell amazing! Cozy weekend brunch plans, anyone?
This pear baked oatmeal recipe is incredibly easy to make and uses seasonal fall/winter fruit! It’s just 9 ingredients and all you need are 45 mins (most of which is oven time) to make it.
If you’re in search for a healthy pear breakfast recipe, you’ve come to the right place. I hope you love this one as much as I do!
Want more inspiration for cooking with oats? Check out my roundup of 25+ easy, healthy recipes using oats for more ideas!
- pears (I used bosc)
- rolled oats
- ground ginger
- baking powder
- vanilla extract
- milk or milk alternative
How To Make Baked Pear Oatmeal
Start by preheating your oven to 375F. While the oven heats, chop pears into roughly 1/2-inch chunks.
Then, pour your wet ingredients (almond milk and vanilla extract) into the mixing bowl. Stir wet and dry ingredients together until well-combined.
Next, add the chopped pears to the mixing bowl and gently fold them into the oat mixture.
If you’d like, you can thinly slice an extra half pear to add to the top of the baked oatmeal (as pictured). This doesn’t change the recipe much – it just makes it a little more pretty!
Finally, pour the mixture evenly into a baking dish (I used a 9″x 6″ one) and sprinkle the top with walnuts.
Place baking dish in oven for about 35 minutes.
The oatmeal will be done once it starts to bubble and brown at the top. Remove oatmeal from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving and adding toppings.
I recommend topping this baked oatmeal with a source of healthy fat and/or protein to balance out the carbohydrates in this meal. Doing so will help to keep you feeling fuller and satisfied for longer, while also elongating your blood sugar curve (a good thing!)
Some ideas for protein/fat sources? This oatmeal tastes delicious with:
- a scoop of nut butter (like almond, peanut, or cashew butter)
- a scoop of plain Greek yogurt (or a vegan alternative)
There are no added sugars in this base recipe, but it tastes great with a drizzle of maple syrup!
Recipe Modifications & Variations
I used almond milk for this recipe, but feel free to swap that with your milk of choice (cow’s milk, soy milk, cashew milk, etc.) My only advice is to choose one that’s unsweetened.
If you don’t have walnuts, you can easily replace them with pecans – they’ll taste just as good! For a nut-free version, simply omit the walnuts entirely.
If you’d prefer to use apples in place of pears, those would taste absolutely delicious too. Or, you could try a combination of both fruits.
If you follow a strict gluten-free diet, be sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
How Long Can You Keep Baked Oatmeal?
While it tastes best straight from the oven, baked oatmeal can be an excellent addition to your weekly breakfast meal prep routine!
Baked oatmeal can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days. If you’d like to further extend the shelf-life of baked oatmeal, it can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.
The easiest way to reheat baked oatmeal is in the microwave.
You may find that the leftover oats have absorbed more of the liquid over time, making them a bit dry. Simply add a splash of milk of choice and give it a stir before reheating!
Pear Nutrition Benefits
Pears are an excellent source of dietary fibre. One medium-sized pear provides 6 grams of fibre, or 22% of your daily needs.
In addition to fibre, pears are also a source of essential micronutrients, such as vitamin C, K, potassium, and copper.
Oatmeal Nutrition Benefits
Rolled oats are a great source of dietary fibre and plant-based protein.
Oats contain a ton of B-vitamins, like thiamin, folate, and pantothenic acid. They’re also packed with essential minerals, like manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc.
For more detailed information about oatmeal, be sure to check out this comprehensive post all about the nutrition benefits of oatmeal!
More Healthy Oatmeal Recipes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
Pineapple Baked Oatmeal
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Sautéed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Chocolate Orange Oatmeal
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Get the Recipe: Easy, Healthy Baked Pear Oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 375F. While the oven heats, chop pears into roughly 1/2-inch chunks (leave skin on).
- In a large mixing bowl, stir dry ingredients together (oats, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt).
- Then, pour wet ingredients (almond milk, vanilla) into the mixing bowl. Stir wet and dry ingredients together until well-combined. Gently fold in chopped pears.
- Finally, pour the mixture evenly into a baking dish (I used a 9″x 6″ one) and sprinkle the top with walnuts. Place baking dish in oven for about 35 minutes.
- The oatmeal will be done once it starts to bubble and brown at the top. Remove oatmeal from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving and adding toppings.
- I used almond milk for this recipe, but feel free to swap that with your milk of choice (cow’s milk, soy milk, cashew milk, etc.) My only advice is to choose one that’s unsweetened!
- If you don’t have walnuts, you can easily replace them with pecans – they’ll taste just as good! For a nut-free version, simply omit the walnuts entirely.
- If you’d prefer to use apples in place of pears, those would taste absolutely delicious too. Or, you could try a combination of both fruits.
- If you follow a strict gluten-free diet, be sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.