Pear and Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

oatmeal bake with coffeeWhen I taste pear and cranberries I know that autumn is upon us. They’re the ultimate combination that makes you feel warm and cozy while the temperature is dropping outside. This oatmeal bake makes it even more homey especially when served warm on an autumn morning.

There’s no sugar in this recipe, it’s sweet because of all the stuff you throw into a blender.  Honey and dates are the main culprits of making this taste like having pie for breakfast. The pears cook into a deliciously sweet morsel as well, and sometimes you’ll get that little sour ‘zing’ of the cranberries in between.

I like to make this on a Sunday night, freeze about 4 of them and then have healthy, filling, warm and cozy breakfast ready to go for the whole week.

Best served with coffee, tea, and a healthy dose of a smiling ‘good morning’ for all who can’t stand waking up when it’s still dark outside.

oatmeal bake and dates

Ingredients for 6 portions:

  • 180 gr oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 dates
  • 1 banana
  • 25 gr honey
  • 1 egg
  • 350 ml almond or coconut milk
  • 130 gr unsweetened applesauce
  • 80 gr cranberries
  • 1 pear

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
  3. In a blender combine the vanilla extract, dates, banana, honey, egg, milk and applesauce
  4. Blend until you get a smooth mixture. It’ll be quite thin, it’s supposed to be that way
  5. Peel and chop your pear
  6. Whisk together the wet ingredients and the oat mixture
  7. Fold in your pear and cranberries
  8. Grease a rectangular oven dish
  9. Pour the whole thing into the oven dish
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes in a preheated oven
  11. Eat for breakfast the rest of the week

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