Easy Almond Pear Oatmeal Bowl, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
I’m probably never ever going to be tired of oatmeal.
Walking into my college dining hall, I remember being recommended by my friends to get a bowl of the oatmeal, claiming them to be “really good.” I wanted to have something warm that day and not having many options, gave into them. After taking the first bite, I knew for sure I hated oatmeal. They were too thick, gooey and tasted really bland. Safe to say, I didn’t try oatmeal again until this past month when I’ve been seeing oatmeal bowls everywhere.
I gave it a chance again and fell in LOVE with them! Being in the kitchen, I am grateful to be able to control the consistency I like the oatmeals to be and adding as much toppings as I want. Here’s to one of many oatmeal bowls I will have!
This Almond Pear Oatmeal Bowl is:
-easy and simple to make, taking less than 30 minutes
-can be made vegan
-perfect for the cold weather
-filling and nourishing
Serving: 1 bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Helen Au
1/2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free
1 cup cashew milk (can sub for other non-diary/diary milk)
1-2 tbsp honey (maple syrup for vegan option)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 pear, sliced into 4ths
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup water
Optional: granola, dried fruits, cookies
Combine oatmeal and cashew milk. Cover and place in fridge overnight.
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a baking dish combine water and cinnamon. Add pears and coat them with mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes until soft.
Heat the oatmeal in a small saucepan (can also use microwave), adding the almond extract and honey (or maple syrup). Add more milk or water if you want a thinner consistency.
Top with pears and other desired toppings.
I hope you will enjoy this Almond pear Oatmeal Bowl, and if you do try the recipe, tag me @astepfullofyou and #astepfullofyou on Instagram!