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

Baked Pears:

  • 1 pear, sliced into 4ths

  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup water

Optional: granola, dried fruits, cookies


  1. Combine oatmeal and cashew milk. Cover and place in fridge overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 350F.

  3. In a baking dish combine water and cinnamon. Add pears and coat them with mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes until soft.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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