Apple and pear baked oatmeal

A lot of people find breakfast boring, probably because they eat the same thing day-in-day-out. Personally, this is my favourite meal of the day! So much so, two friends and I used to go out to brunch once a week – it was a great opportunity to try out many different cafes and to catch up!

I find I have a lot of inspiration in the morning and always loving knowing that I have started my day off with a great meal.

All the dry ingredients

This is such a hearty, warming breakfast. I will definitely be making this more often, yet I’ll mix up different flavours just to keep it interesting.

Dry and wet ingredients mixed

Dry and wet ingredients mixed

To give it extra flavour I used vanilla extract. There is often a lot of confusion as to what the difference is between vanilla extract and vanilla essence.

Putting it simply, vanilla extract is made from real vanilla pods and vanilla essence is commercially manufactured using chemicals. I definitely prefer to use the former!

All set for the oven

All set for the oven

This is the perfect dish to make ahead. Either make a large batch on the weekend so it is an easy breakfast during the week, or make it the night before so it’s all set to be baked in the morning.

Topped with coconut yoghurt and honey - all ready to be eaten!

Topped with coconut yoghurt and honey – all ready to be eaten!

I love these Le Creuset ramekins my sisters gifted me for Christmas a few years ago (they know me so well!). I find them the perfect size for a meal.

Apple and pear baked oatmeal

Serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds*
  • 2 green apples, diced
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 2 TBSP desiccated coconut
  • 2 TBSP raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups almond milk*
  • 2 TBSP honey, extra for drizzling on top once cooked
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • Coconut yoghurt, to top the baked oatmeal*

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare 5 ramekins or one large baking dish*. 
  2. Mix the oats, chia seeds, apples, pears, coconut, raisins and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the almond milk, honey and vanilla.
  4. Spoon into the prepared dish/es and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, uncovered.
  5. Once cooked, remove from oven and top with a dollop of coconut yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.

*Notes:

  • I didn’t grease the ramekins, the baked oatmeal didn’t stick to them either once cooked.
  • You can replace the chia seeds with oats – make it 1 3/4 cups of oats instead of 1 1/3 cups.
  • Use natural yoghurt in place of the coconut yoghurt – however this won’t be dairy free.
  • Also, use whole milk instead of almond milk – again, this won’t be dairy free.

These will keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. When reheating, just add a splash of almond milk to ensure it doesn’t dry out. Either place in the oven for 5-7 minutes or the microwave for 1 minute. I personally prefer the oven however I completely understand if you’re time poor the microwave is more convenient.

Enjoy these little pots of joy!

6 thoughts on “Apple and pear baked oatmeal

  1. Hi Emma

    I start everyday with oats…some dried fruit and nuts… so definitely looking forward trying this twist.

    Thank you again such a wonderful blog… I love it

    cheers
    adrian

    • Hi Adrian!
      Such a great way to start your day! Thought I’d let you know Dad enjoyed this baked oatmeal so much that he had two of them that morning. I am really happy to hear you’re enjoying my recipes! There are plenty more to come!
      Cheers,
      Emma

  2. This is now my permanent breakfast 3 days a week. Thanks so much Emma. It’s so easy to pop in the oven at 5am before a shower and have it there all warm and toasty when I get back to the kitchen. They are like little presents I look forward to each morning….. and I used to hate breakfast!
    James

    • That is amazing to hear James! You’re more than welcome and I am so happy that I could be such an influence. I hope you keep enjoying the little pots of joy in the morning! Emma

  3. Hi Emma! Just wanted to let you know that I made this for dessert the other night and my whole family loved it! This is an awesome blog, keep up the good work! Naomi

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