This warming bowl of oats is the perfect way to start a chilly morning! Naturally sweetened with banana, this breakfast is topped with a caramelized, soft, hasselback baked pear. Prep the pears the night before, and you can throw this bowl together in 5 minutes! Baking fruit may not sound appealing, but it makes them SO sweet and juicy. I have tried baking pears in the fall and peaches in the summer. Both taste like dessert when added to a hearty breakfast bowl. I hope you all give it a try!
Pears are definitely an underutilized fruit in my eyes. They have a smooth, not overly sweet taste that is enhanced when cooked. Pears, just like apples, come in many different varieties! Bosc pears are one of my favorites for this recipe because of their soft and creamy texture. If you're looking for a more firm, tart variety, try Bartlett or D'anjou. Pears are an excellent source of fiber, and just like any fruit, they are part of a well-balanced diet. I would love to try replacing some of the apples with pears in a Thanksgiving apple pie!
I love seeing all of your Hasselback pear creations on Instagram - they are stunning! I decided to post the recipe here so you have a permanent place to refer back to it. I can't wait to continue to see all your delicious baked pears 🙂
- 1 cup dry oatmeal (old fashioned or quick)
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 USA Bosc pear
- Coconut oil
- Pumpkin Pie Spice or Apple Pie Spice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Creamy almond butter (other nut butter is fine)
- Blackstrap molasses (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Slice pear in half and remove seeds. Cut side down, make narrow slits into each half, being careful not to slice all the way through.
- Grease a small cast iron skillet or baking dish with coconut oil. Place pears cut side down in skillet.
- Sprinkle with a little more coconut oil and Pumpkin Pie Spice. Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour until soft and tender.
- Meanwhile, prepare the oats with water or milk, according to package instructions.
- Mash banana in a bowl, and add to cooking oats with chia seeds and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
- Stir well until oatmeal is cooked to desired consistency.
- Divide oatmeal evenly into two bowls. Top each bowl with half of the baked pear, a scoop of almond butter, molasses and other toppings of choice. Enjoy immediately!
If preparing the pear the night before, microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute to reheat.
Tag your baked pear bowls with #Daisybeet so I can see your creations 🙂