Baked oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast! Made with healthy ingredients—bananas, pears, oats, nuts and maple syrup, it will leave you satisfied all morning.
Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Pears
You probably know how much I love baked oatmeal, it’s seriously so good and so great to make with any fruit that is in season. Here I use over-ripe bananas with fall pears and maple syrup to it. It’s the perfect fall or winter breakfast.
Baked oatmeal is also great for meal prep. Bake it, slice it into portions and refrigerate. Then pop it in the microwave a few seconds to heat up.
Healthy Baked Oatmeal Notes & Tips
- This fall inspired baked oatmeal recipe is loaded with wholesome ingredients—bananas, pears, oats, nuts and maple syrup. Vanilla and cinnamon adds a sweet-spicy note that enhances the flavor of the fruit.
- This baked oatmeal is satiating on it’s own, but you can add some Greek yogurt on the side if you wish.
- You could play around with different nuts and spices. Or swap the pears for apples instead. Any dairy or dairy-free milk can be used.
- Refrigerate 4 to 5 days. Freeze up to 3 months.
Maple-Cinnamon Banana-Pear Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts
- 2 large ripe bananas (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
- 1 1/2 cup diced and peeled ripe pears 1-/2 inch dice
- 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 cup uncooked quick oats*
- 5 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup fat-free milk or dairy-free milk such as almond or soy
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- *check labels for gluten-free
- Preheat the oven to 375° Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
- Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Top with the pears, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, 2 tablespoon of the maple and cover with foil.
- Bake 20 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of the walnuts, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt; stir together.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining maple syrup, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Remove the fruit from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the baked fruit.
- Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and walnuts over the the top.
- Bake the oatmeal for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.
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