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Spiced Pear-Pecan Baked Oatmeal #BrunchWeek

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Baked oats will always be one of my favorite choices for a make-ahead breakfast. In fact, it’s truly the first type of dish I think about when I’m tasked with cooking up with a make-ahead breakfast. Whether I’m cooking for just me and my little ol’ family or to feed a crowd of hungry breakfast or brunch guests, baked oats is where it’s at for me.

I’ve previously shared about my love for this type of comforting breakfast casserole before when I published the recipe for Spiced Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal, and also these delicious Pumpkin Pie Baked Oats, this is one of our these fall seasonal favorites!

Now, I’m adding this batch of scrumptious Spiced Pear-Pecan Baked Oats to the playlist, and it just might be my favorite version of baked oatmeal that I’ve published so far! Pears are one one of my favorite fruits, and adding them along with a handful of earthy pecans into this breakfast casserole really makes it something special, in my opinion

How to make spiced pear-pecan baked oatmeal

I’ve kept this casserole simple by using canned fruit as well as pantry staple ingredients and spices. All that is needed to whip up a batch of these Spiced Pear-Pecan Baked Oats are a measure of old-fashioned oats, milk, butter, canned pear halves and their juice, pecans, raisins, as well as cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of salt.

No eggs are used in this batch of baked oats. Okay, I’ll be honest here… no eggs were used in the making of this dish because I forgot to add them in when I made the for first time! But, we had already eaten half of the first prototype casserole before I even remembered I forgot them. So, they were effectively omitted from this recipe and we haven’t ever missed them.

These Spiced Pear-Pecan Baked Oats are hearty, yet creamy, a little bit fruity, and so nicely spiced. They are also delicious plain or served with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top!

No one could blame you if you ate them warm, and served them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert. I may have done this a time or two, myself, just sayin’…

Happy eating, y’all! – M

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Spiced Pear-Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: Breakfast, BrunchCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

23

minutes

This Pear-Pecan Baked Oatmeal will steal the show at your next breakfast or brunch gathering. It’s sweet, nicely spiced and perfect with whipped cream on top!

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) can pear halves in 100% juice, undrained

  • 2 cups reduced fat milk (I used 1% milk)

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
    (I used Monkfruit in the Raw)

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions

  • Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside. Pre-heat the oven to 350°. Drain the canned pears, reserving all of the juice (should be a scant one cup of juice). Coarsely chop pears and set them aside.
  • Combine the butter and both sugars in a large sauce pan. Allow butter to melt and then immediately add the milk, reserved juice, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Stir milk mixture with a whisk to break up any clumps of cinnamon on top. Bring the pot to a boil. Add in the oats, pears, raisins and pecans. Stir and bring the pot back to a boil. Turn off the heat.
  • Transfer oat mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-23 minutes or until the oatmeal appears done.
  • Set on a rack to cool for 15- 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Notes

  • Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.

18 Comments

  1. I love love love baked oats! The pears, pecans, and cinnamon sound divine in this oats. Healthy breakfast!

  2. What a delicious flavor combo! Pears are so good and I love the spice combo.

  3. This would sure kick up oatmeal a notch!

  4. Pears are one of my favorites and this sounds like a great breakfast!

  5. A nice breakfast change from cold cereal or eggs!

  6. I love baked oatmeal and have never used pears, can’t wait to give this one a try!

  7. I am saving this recipe. My pear tree is loaded this year so I’m going to be canning a ton of them. Thanks

  8. I am a sucker for anything with pears! And pears with pecans is a great idea. Now, if I could only get Mark to eat oatmeal! (Maybe this is the way?)

  9. What a fun dish! I don’t make baked oatmeal nearly enough. And this is so good you can have it twice at the same meal — first as the main course, then with ice cream for dessert. 🙂 Thanks!

  10. This looks and sounds healthful and perfect for either breakfast or afternoon snack with a glass of milk!

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