Maple pear baked oatmeal. Because sometimes you just want something fancy for breakfast.
One of my favorite blogs from back in the day was The Oatmeal Artist. I loved how organized the recipe archives were and how they riffed on one simple concept: oatmeal. There were zero bells and whistles to the site and yet it was pages upon pages of inspiration for breakfast.
How they came up with so many different flavor combinations for oatmeal blew my mind.
The more I made their baked oatmeal recipes, the more confident I became in creating my own. The template they followed was a simple one: 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/3 cup of milk, 1/4 tsp of baking powder, 1 tbsp of sweetener (sugar, jam, maple syrup), and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract were the basis of every single baked oatmeal recipe. The mix-in’s were always kept to around 1/2 cup and could be anything under the sun.
Once I knew THAT, I started to play with my own flavor combinations.
That is, until I completely forgot that I liked oatmeal for breakfast and started having toast and bagels every morning. It also became a little cumbersome to bake something for 20 minutes first thing in the morning while trying to get a big kid ready for school and an infant fed and taken care of.
After getting tired of the same old breakfast every morning, I decided it was time to bring back an old favorite: baked oatmeal. But how to do that and keep it FAILSAFE when my favorites often had strawberries or chocolate in them?
With pears and maple syrup, of course.
So get your fancy on and enjoy a batch of maple pear baked oatmeal. Because you’re worth it. And so is the oatmeal.
Pear Oat Bars
Looking for a way to turn pears into something more … fun? These pear oat bars are a soft and sweet and a great way to fancy up our one and only fruity treat.
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease a 7 x 11 inch pan and set aside.
Combine shortening or butter and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until fully incorporated. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Stir in the oats and the water by hand. Press half of batter into the greased pan and set aside the rest.
In another bowl mix together the pears and 1/4 cup sugar. Spread the pears over the first layer of batter in pan. Top with remaining oat batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into bars and serve.
Serving Size 1 bar
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 237kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 9.4g15%
- Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
- Sodium 56mg3%
- Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
- Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
- Sugars 15.7g
- Protein 3.1g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, and low salicylate.