Even oatmeal haters will love a good baked oatmeal. Made with pears and ginger, this is perfect for fall.
Okay, before you say anything, I know.. I know a lot of you out there are oatmeal haters, but TRUST ME. you will be oatmeal haters no more once you have tried baked oatmeal!
And all of the various varieties of baked oatmeal I have made over the past few years. Like my caramelized banana, apple and original, just to name a few.
To be honest, this recipe is very similar to the ginger nectarine baked oatmeal I made ages ago. But I wanted remake it for the fall, and ginger + pears are a match made in heaven!
If you don't want to make a huge batch of oatmeal, by all means scale it down to your liking. But for me, I adore having a large batch of whatever I am making. This is because as soon as Monday hits, I know that I will have no time for anything - apart from school stuff.
Not that I'm complaining. I adore making lessons and teaching, but I know that if I don't have breakfast ready before I wake up, I might not be eating anything in the morning.
If you don't have pears on hand, use whatever fruits you can find. As I mentioned earlier, I have made this with nectarines which is seriously my favourite oatmeal combination ever!! Somehow in my mind, nectarines and ginger go together perfectly. But pears and ginger come in a close second.
Hopefully I can make this oatmeal last till the end of the week. But if I come home late after staying at school for hours helping students and planning my lessons, I don't think I would say no to oatmeal for dinner. Or late night snack!
Ginger Pear Baked Oatmeal
What you'll need
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ripe pears, diced
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients, except the pears. Gently fold in the diced pears and pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until set in the middle.