Today I have for you a healthy, tasty breakfast that will fill you for hours!!
I love oatmeal, yet I rarely make it! I go through spurts with my food and I was on a yogurt and berries kick for months, but now that the cold weather is here I am craving more comforting, hearty warm breakfast’s like oatmeal. This oatmeal has it all, it’s baked and reminds me of a crisp. It’s chock full of fall pears that have been mixed in brown sugar and is sprinkled with cinnamon. I simply love it! I love being home on the weekends, just so I can make a different kind of breakfast. I wonder what this coming weekend I will make? That reminds me, I’ll be off all next week, so it will be a different breakfast everyday! Ohhh, now I am just excited! I guess you can tell that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
Oatmeal is such a healthy breakfast, not only does it taste good, but it is full of healthy benefits, like lowering cholesterol, boosts your immune system, helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stabilizes blood sugar, lowers the risk of diabetes, and prevents breast cancer. Talk about lots of wonderful benefits in oats! I can see why they are so popular! I love my oats whether it is in oatmeal, granola, cookies or crisps. It’s such a wonderful grain!! Have I convinced you to have a big bowl of oatmeal yet? Maybe this will convince you?
It’s like eating dessert for breakfast!! You know what else is great about baked oatmeal? The toppings! It’s so versatile, you can add peanut butter, maple syrup or dried fruit, like raisins to it and man is it good! I loved the flavor so much in my baked Cinnamon and Pear Oatmeal that I didn’t feel the need to add any additional toppings, but the options are there.
- ⅓ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 egg white
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ⅓ cup non-fat milk
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- ½ cup (70 grams) pear, peeled, cored, chopped small
- Optional Toppings:
- peanut butter
- maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Spray a oven safe ramekin with cooking spray; set a side.
- In a small bowl add chopped pears and brown sugar; mix together until all the pears are evenly covered in sugar; set a side.
- In a small bowl add oats, egg white, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder and stir. Add pear mixture and milk.
- Pour oatmeal into prepared ramekin and bake for 20 - 25 until oatmeal is set.
I never told you, do you like my ramekins? I got them in the dollar section at Target. I think I paid $2.50 for two of them. Do you ever shop in that section of Target? I love it, I get so many props for my blog, plus it’s great for little gift trinkets. I like to surprise Jenny with something like a little Hello Kitty gift; such as barretts or stickers. I know she’s 20 now, but it still makes her smile! Just like I just bought her an Advent Calendar from Trader Joe’s this past weekend. It counts down the days till Christmas and when she opens the day, she gets a piece of candy. She loves those calendars, I buy one for her every year. I will probably be buying them for her every year until I’m no longer on this Earth! Funny how some things; age doesn’t matter! 🙂
Well my Friends, I am off! Have a wonderful day!