Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Baked Cinnamon Pear Oatmeal

This recipe is from Southern Plate and is called Baked Peach Oatmeal Pudding over there.  The first time I made it, I followed the directions exactly, and we really liked it, but it tended to leak a bit of clear liquid that was a little unappealing.  Adding just a little bit of flour this time solved it!  I also used pears just to try something different, but the peaches are just as good.  In the future I plan to try blueberries and maybe even canned pineapple.
I'm not a big oatmeal fan, but this is something different.  It's kind of cakey and custardlike, and just really yummy.  Definitely worth a try if you're looking for something a little special for breakfast!

Baked Cinnamon Pear Oatmeal

2 C old fashioned oats
1/2 C brown sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 C milk
2 eggs, beaten
29 oz can pears, drained and chopped roughly

Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8 by 8 baking dish.

In a large bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Stir in melted butter, milk, and eggs until well combined, then stir in chopped pears. 

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and bake until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes.  Serve warm.

Yield: About 6 servings

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