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Haley here, y’all, with a big love of breakfast. When our near and dear Bob’s Red Mill gave us some of their Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats to try, I was so inspired that I decided to do this recipe all on my own (love you, Ryan). You guys know breakfast is my fave meal of the day and foods like this Pear Ginger Oatmeal Bake are exactly why. Plenty of baked oatmeal recipes veer toward far too sweet (not my favorite thing in the morning) or far too dry (not my favorite thing ever), but my Pear Ginger Oatmeal Bake is just the right touch of sweetness to start your day and perfectly moist in texture.
As far as baked oatmeal goes, Bob’s Red Mill’s Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats is an absolute winner as your base. Ya gotta love organic and the extra thick consistency helps this Pear Ginger Oatmeal Bake hold its texture so you get a nice bite and an easily cuttable slice. (However, Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats will work as well!)
Be sure to shop for firm pears for this baked oatmeal. When you poach them, you’ll not only be adding delightful flavor but you’ll also be softening them. If you get pears that are already soft at the grocery store, they’ll turn to mush by the time they’re poached and baked. The cozy flavors in this Pear Ginger Oatmeal Bake are balanced out with some Greek yogurt for a tangy, fresh flavor that brings it all home. Best of all? You can customize your baked oatmeal by serving it over more yogurt, topping it with syrup, or finishing it off with nut butter and coffee to match your mood. This is the perfect breakfast for a crowd and it’s super easy to make, so let’s get to baking!
- Bosc Pears: Aim to find some firm ones so they can withstand the poach + bake process.
- Cinnamon Stick
- Fresh Ginger Knob: You’ll notice this baked oatmeal recipe calls for both fresh ginger and ground ginger. The fresh ginger is for poaching the pears while the ground ginger goes directly into your oatmeal. (Same goes for the cinnamon!)
- Maple Syrup
- Greek Yogurt
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cinnamon
- Vanilla Extract
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats for the win.
First things first, get your oven preheated to 375 degrees so it’s ready when you are.
Next we’ll prep your pears for poaching. Grab a 2” Fresh Ginger Knob and slice it thin. Don’t worry about peeling it as 1. ginger is the worst to peel and 2. it’s going straight into your poaching water to lend flavor.
However, you do need to peel your pears, which is thankfully much easier. Peel 2 Firm Bosc Pears, cut them in half vertically, and remove the inedible ends. Next, scoop out all the seeds so that by the time your meal is done, every part of the pear is ready to go straight into your mouth.
Butter up a 7” x 11” baking dish—not to get on its good side, but to grease it in preparation for baking. (Couldn’t help myself on that one.)
It’s time to poach your pears! Add 1 Cinnamon Stick and your Thinly Sliced Fresh Ginger to a medium pot of water and bring to a boil. In a smaller pot, melt 2 tablespoons Butter into 2 cups Oat Milk over low heat. Once your butter is melted, turn off the heat.
When the water in your medium pot is boiling, go ahead and add your pears to the mix. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes—that’ll give enough time for your pears to fill with gingery, cinnamon goodness. Then remove your pear halves from the water and set them aside for now.
Get yourself a large mixing bowl—it’s time to combine ingredients! Pour your melted butter/oat milk mixture into the bowl, followed by 2 Large Eggs, 1/3 cup Maple Syrup, 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt, 2 teaspoons Ground Ginger, 1 teaspoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract. Whisk all that delicious together until combined!
Finally, you’re ready for the stuff that binds it all together: Bob’s Red Mill Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats. Add 2 cups of Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats to the mixture and stir until your oats are nicely dispersed throughout. The consistency will be a bit thin for now, but that translates to a nice, moist bake when all is said and done.
Evenly pour that mixture into your buttered baking dish and top with pears! I like to alternate the four halves right side up and upside down because it looks adorable and (bonus points) reminds me of those heart chains we all used to draw in elementary school. (We all did that…right?)
Lastly, bake that baby at 375 degrees for 35 minutes for a solid baked oatmeal and some beautifully browned pears.
Serve it all up however you’d like! I love these slices over a bit more Greek yogurt, topped with more maple syrup, or finished off with nut butter and coffee. Or take your own spin on it and let us know how it goes!
If you want more oat-centric recipes, check out: The Creamiest Apple Pie Oatmeal, Fig Oatmeal Bake with Streusel and Caramelized Pear Topping, or these Mint Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Salted Oatmeal Cups. If you have an excess of oats, check out The Best Ways to Use Your Oats.
Pear Ginger Oatmeal Bake
This Pear Ginger Oatmeal Bake is an easy breakfast for a crowd. Ginger poached pears are set into a moist, flavorful baked oatmeal base!
- 2 Bosc pears, firm
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2" knob fresh ginger, sliced
- 2 tbsp butter, plus more for greasing pan
- 2 c oat milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 c maple syrup
- 1/3 c greek yogurt
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 c Bob's Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats
Preheat oven to 375.
Peel, half and core pears, removing stems and ends. Slice ginger into thin slices.
Grease a 7x11 (or 9x9) inch pan with butter.
Heat a large pot filled with water over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon stick and sliced ginger. Once boiling, add peeled and halved pears. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 mins. Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile heat oat milk and butter in a small pot over low heat, just until butter is melted.
Add melted butter and milk to a large bowl along with eggs, maple syrup, yogurt, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
Add in Bob's Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats and stir to combine.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with poached pears.
Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
Serve with yogurt, syrup, nut butter, or anything your heart desires!