This pear oatmeal bake is the EASIEST breakfast perfect for meal prep, family brunch or a cozy weekend morning at home! All you need are a few simple ingredients (that you probably already have on hand) and 15 minutes of prep time to make this easy meal!
Oatmeal is forever my go-to breakfast. Not only do I love how easy and versatile it is to prepare but as a Dietitian I also love how nutritious it is!
When it comes to oats I don't discriminate, from cheesecake overnight oats, to single serving s'mores baked oats, and more recently I even tried BLENDING my oats to create pumpkin pie oats and zucchini brownie oats. However, despite being the self appointed oatmeal queen I realized what my blog was lacking is the perfect big batch baked oat recipe. With Christmas coming up and family time increasing, I knew it would be the perfect time to create the ultimate easy oatmeal bake.
This pear oatmeal bake fits the bill. A fibre filled oatmeal cinnamon base, sprinkled with fresh pears, topped with an oat crumble, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. This is a breakfast you will be excited to wake up for!
Do not fear the longer ingredient list! As this recipe has three components (the pear oat base, the oat crumble and the cream cheese glaze) the ingredient list may be a little daunting. But I bet you probably already have at least 90% of the ingredients hanging out in your cupboard!
- Coconut oil
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Brown Sugar
- Cream cheese glaze
See recipe card for quantities.
Follow the steps below to make these super easy pear baked oats!
Mix together both the wet and dry ingredient separately.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix in your diced pears.
Pour into your 9x9 inch baking pan.
Add crumble and bake at 350F for about 40 minutes!
Substitutions & Variations
To make gluten free- This recipe is already naturally gluten free as long as you are using certified gluten free oats. Just ensure the package clearly states this as not all oats are certified GF!
To make dairy free- Use coconut oil, dairy free milk and dairy free cream cheese!
Don't have coconut oil? Butter works perfectly fine in this recipe! Just substitute the exact same amount of butter whenever the recipe states the need for coconut oil.
Don't have pears available? Make apple baked oats! Swap the pears in this recipe for apples- any apples will work my personal favourites are pink lady or royal gala!
Pear Oatmeal Bake Storage
To store this pear oatmeal bake, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I have noticed that the cream cheese drizzle will sink into the baked oats after being stored in the fridge. Which is why, for best results I recommend storing the cream cheese glaze separately and drizzling it right as you are ready to serve.
To reheat- Place a slice on a plate and microwave for about 1 minute.
If you wish to store these pear baked oats longer than 5 days, I recommend placing the airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Thus, when you want to defrost a slice, simply place it in the microwave on the defrost setting for about 2 minutes!
If you’d like to defrost the entire oatmeal bake, you can cover a dish with tinfoil and reheat it in the oven at 350 F for about 20 minutes!
For best results- I recommend adding your cream cheese glaze directly to the pear oatmeal slices right before serving!
Frequently asked questions
I have not personally tested a vegan option! Typically for most of my baked oats recipes I find using flax eggs (combining 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons of warm water to replace one egg) works well! I have noticed they don't get quite as fluffy this way but they taste just as good!
So if you wanted to try- you could try using dairy free milk and dairy free cream cheese and using two flax eggs!
As oats are a great source of fibre they are the perfect nutritious addition to a balanced breakfast that will help keep you full and satisfied. However this pear oatmeal is lacking a source of protein so I would suggest serving with some Greek yogurt or eggs to create a perfectly balanced breakfast option!
Yes you absolutely can!
I have not personally tried! I typically do add protein powder to my baked oats and have never had a problem however I wanted to make this recipe great for the whole family!
I would suggest replacing ¼ cup of the oats with ¼ cup of vanilla protein powder (I love this one)!
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make this pear oatmeal bake don't forget to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it!
Pear Oatmeal Bake
For the oatmeal base
- 2 medium eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup pears diced (about 2 medium pears)
- 2 cups oats quick, minute or rolled all work
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- additional sliced pears for topping (about 1 pear)
Oat crumble (optional)
- ½ cup oats quick, minute or rolled all work
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- ⅓ cup walnuts chopped
Cream cheese glaze (optional)
- ¼ cup light cream cheese softened
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9x9 inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
- To a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs, melted coconut oil, honey, milk and vanilla extract.
- To a separate mixing bowl mix together oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir together until fully combined. Gently fold in the diced pears.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth top.
- If you are using the oat crumble- combine the crumble ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the oat base. Top with sliced pears and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Allow to cool and slice into 6 equal slices.
- To make the cream cheese glaze whisk together all glaze ingredients and drizzle over the top of the baked oats.