On Thursday evening, I threw together a batch of baked oatmeal to use up some pears that were nearing the end of their lifespan. My original recipe calls for quite a bit of fat (great for Anna, bad for Mama) so I decided to lighten up this recipe a bit. Clara, Anna, and I enjoyed the results. Bo was in a mood and wouldn’t try it. He gave his to Anna and had yogurt with granola for breakfast on Friday morning instead.
Cinnamon Pear Baked Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup applesauce (replaces oil)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp flax seed mixed with water to make a paste (replaces eggs)
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp wheat germ
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- 2 small pears, diced
Mix applesauce, sugar, and flax mixture until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Fold in diced pear. Pour into greased 8 x 8 pan and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Also great with diced apple!