You may be like me in that you tend to grab the same fruits every time you go to the grocery store: bananas, apples, more bananas, oh look…Fuji apples! Occasionally, when other fruits are on sale, I will grab some blueberries, strawberries, or grapefruit but the other day I came to thinking how long it has been since I have had a pear!
Well, with no spring break for Bex, she decided to bring some pear-adise to her breakfast instead. This oatmeal-bake experiment was quite the success with many jazzed up features including baking the oats in honey vanilla tea to “kick it up a notch” as Emeril would say.
So, if you, like me, failed to enjoy a delightful cruise or trip to somewhere extravagantly warm, then fear not, my friend! This pear-adise is much cheaper and even better!
- 1 cup of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Anjou pear, cut
- 1 packet of Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile Herbal Tea
- 1.5 tbsp. Eden Organic Dried Cranberries Sweetened with Apple Juice
- 1 tbsp. Diamond Walnuts, chopped
- 3 tbsp. Sweet Spreads Maple Pancake Coconutter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. On med-high heat steep tea bag in 1 cup of milk for 5-6 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a 20 oz. ramekin pour oats, walnuts, cranberries and dice up half of the pear. Pour tea mixture in the ramekin and mix until combined. Then mix in 2 tbsp. of coconutter. Cut the other half of the pear into slices to arrange on top of oat mixture, along with any remaining cranberries and/or chopped walnuts. Drizzle another tbsp. of coconutter atop the pears and finish off with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until pears are soft and warm. Bon appétit!