Fall Fruit Bake With Cinnamon & Ginger
This Fall Fruit Bake is a delicious, warming, and versatile breakfast for the cooler months! Seasonal apples and pears are tossed with cinnamon + ginger, oven-baked until sweet + tender, then topped with pomegranates + pecans. It’s a super simple, plant-based recipe that can elevate a variety of breakfast (or even dessert) dishes!
There’s just something about baking fruits that makes them even more tasty then the fresh kind. They get warm, soft, and oh-so-sweet. I’m a huge fan of baking stone fruits in the summer, and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do the same with fall fruits. Have you guys tried baked fruit before?
This recipe uses only 8 ingredients and is incredibly easy to do. Even though it’s simple, the end result is incredibly flavourful and can be used to elevate so many different breakfast options!
This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and can be made nut free by omitting the pecans. It’s also added sugar free, which I find most fruit bake recipes aren’t. Heating up fruit brings out their natural sweetness, so I really don’t find it necessary to add additional sugar!
How To Bake Fruit
To make this fall fruit bake, start by preheating your oven to 350F. Then, take your apples and pears and give them a good wash and dry. Slice them into small pieces (see picture) and add the slices to a large mixing bowl. Next, add a squeeze of lemon, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger to the fruit. Melt some coconut oil in the microwave and pour it overtop. Mix all the ingredients well, until the slices of fruit are well coated with the spice/lemon/oil mixture.
Then, transfer the fruit to a baking dish and place it in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and top with pomegranate arils and pecans, and return to oven for 7-8 minutes. This will allow the pecans to get nice and toasty as well. And that’s it! Your baked fruit is now ready to serve :).
What To Pair With Fruit Bake
This delicious fall-spiced fruit bake would pair beautifully with tons of different breakfast options – plain greek yogurt, granola, chia pudding, hot oatmeal, overnight oats, pancakes, or even waffles. There are so many ways you can use it!
If you’re more in the mood to have it as a dessert, then definitely serve this with some vanilla ice cream or with whipped cream.
Pear Nutrition Facts
Did you know that pears are one of the best fruit-sources of dietary fibre? One medium pear contains about 6 grams of fibre, or about 22% of your daily fibre needs! Fibre provides so many benefits to our bodies – it helps promote heart health, digestive health, weight management, and blood sugar control.
In addition to fibre, pears are also a source of micronutrients like vitamins C, vitamin K, potassium, and copper.
Apple Nutrition Facts
Like pears, apples are also excellent sources of dietary fibre. One medium-sized, unpeeled apple contains almost 5 grams of fibre, or 17% of your daily fibre needs.
Apples are also a good source of micronutrients like vitamin C and potassium. They’re also rich in various plant compounds that act as antioxidants, helping to prevent cellular damage.
Want More Healthy Fruit Recipes?
You’ll love some of my favourites below:
- Easy Grated Apple Bircher Muesli
- Honey-Poached Pear Yogurt Bowl
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Strawberry Peach Crisp
- How To Make Chia Jam: 3 Ways
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Get the Recipe: Fall Fruit Bake With Cinnamon & Ginger
- 2 bosc pears
- 2 apples (I like honeycrisp)
- 1/2 a lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 a pomegranate (arils only)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Then, take your apples and pears and give them a good wash and dry.
- Wash and dry apples and pears. Slice them into small, lengthwise pieces (roughly 3/4-inch thick) and add the slices to a large mixing bowl.
- Next, add lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger to the fruit.
- Melt coconut oil in the microwave and pour it overtop of the fruit. Mix all the ingredients well, until the slices of fruit are well coated with the spice/lemon/oil mixture.
- Transfer fruit mixture to a baking dish, and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
- While the fruit is in the oven, remove arils from pomegranate and set aside. After 30 minutes, take the baking dish out of the oven and sprinkle with pomegranate arils and pecans. Return to the oven for 7-8 minutes, to allow the pecans to toast.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately! The baked fruit tastes great over a variety of dishes - oatmeal, chia pudding, yogurt bowls, pancakes/waffles, or paired with vanilla ice cream.
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