Easy Pear Baked Oatmeal

Pear Baked Oatmeal
Kaleigh McMordie

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 207
Fat 5g
Carbs 34g
Protein 8g
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Total Time 35 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 25 min
Servings 6 (3/4 cup each)

Oatmeal is an essential breakfast food in my house. Not only are there so many ways to prepare oatmeal, but it's also great for your heart. Whole grains, like oatmeal, can help to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as help you maintain a healthy weight due to all the fiber in it.

One of the easiest ways to make sure you get a healthy start in the morning is to make your breakfast ahead of time. This pear baked oatmeal can be baked on a weekend and cut into individual servings to be heated and enjoyed all week long. A touch of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, honey, and natural sweetness from pears makes this baked oatmeal anything but boring! And with protein and healthy fat from eggs, milk, and flaxseed, this oatmeal will keep you full for hours.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large pear, cored and thinly sliced

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 375F. Spray a 9-inch baking dish with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flaxseed, cinnamon, and ginger.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and honey. Stir into oat mixture. Pour into prepared baking dish and top with sliced pears.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before cutting or refrigerating.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Pears are one of the highest fiber fruits around, but if you don't like pears, you can top this oatmeal with thinly sliced apples instead.

For a dairy-free version, use a non-dairy milk, such as almond milk or soy milk.

You can substitute 1/3 cup of egg whites for the eggs for a lower cholesterol version.

Maple syrup may be used in place of honey.

For a vegan version, use non-dairy milk of choice, maple syrup, and replace eggs with flaxseed or chia seed "eggs" by stirring 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds or ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water for each egg that needs replacing. Let the mixture rest to "gel" for about 10 minutes before using in this recipe.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Press down on the pears slightly before cooking to help them bake into the oatmeal a little better.

To reheat oatmeal, microwave one piece at a time for 1 minute on a microwave-safe plate.

I like to serve my oatmeal with some Greek yogurt, fruit, and walnuts to make it a complete meal, but it tastes just as good on its own.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 (3/4 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 13g  
Includes 5g Added Sugars 10%
Protein 8g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 287mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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