Delicious Baked Oats with Pear and Banana

I just finished baking these absolutely scrumptious baked oats with pear and banana. I wish you could experience how delicious my kitchen smells. The scent of cinnamon and pears is…

Baked Oats with Pear and banana on a plate

I just finished baking these absolutely scrumptious baked oats with pear and banana. I wish you could experience how delicious my kitchen smells. The scent of cinnamon and pears is so comforting and calming, I could not wait for it to cool down enough to finally be able to eat it.

Baked Oats with Pear and banana

These healthy baked oats make the perfect breakfast – nourishing and filling. My kids love them and my heart is singing. These baked oats are so good for them. I have written about the health benefits of oats before, but I thought I will make a nice little infographic which you can pin for your convenience.

Like all my recipes these baked oats are delicious and easy to make. Quickly mix all ingredients in one bowl and 40 minutes later you have an incredible breakfast that tastes like dessert. In fact, the recipe is so simple that even my 5 year old can do it. It is a fun activity to do with your kids.

I have to admit that I am quite new to the baked oats world. I love overnight oats and of course the more traditional cooked oats, but I have never baked them before. Until now. Apparently, the recipe went viral on TikTok, kind of like the feta pasta recipe. But in my opinion, the baked oats beat the feta pasta by miles. Anyway here are a couple of tips you might find useful.

Can I make the baked oats in advance?

Yes, you absolutely can. This recipe is the perfect addition to your meal prep collection. It can be done in advance and kept in an airtight dish in the fridge for 3-4 days. Simply reheat it in the oven or microwave and enjoy a warm, no-fuss breakfast. They are also freezer-friendly. Cut them into individual portions and freeze them in the ziplock bags. Re-heat in the oven at 160’C (320″F) for 15 minutes when needed.

Are these baked oats with pear and banana gluten-free?

To make this recipe gluten-free you need to make sure you buy gluten-free certified oats. Even though oats are naturally gluten-free, they are often processed in the same facilities as wheat and might be contaminated. If you want to learn more about what food can and can not be eaten when following a gluten-free diet, make sure to check out this post.

Can I use any oats I have?

I made this recipe with quick oats, but it also works with old-fashioned rolled oats. I have never tried it with steel-cut oats, but I don’t think it will work, as they require a much longer cooking time.

Can make them vegan?

Yes, of course. You can use any plant mylk you fancy and replace eggs with chia egg. In case you don’t know what chia egg is, it is just one tbsp chia seeds mixed with 2.5 tbsp water. Here you go, chia egg. 

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Baked Oats with Pear and banana on a plate

Delicious Baked Oats with Pear and Banana


  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 serves 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These quick baked oats with pear and banana are hearty, creamy, nourishing, and absolutely de-li-cious! Simple recipe that will make your morning a whole lot easier. Don’t forget to pin it!


Ingredients

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3 cups rolled or quick oats, gluten-free

1 tsp gluten-free baking powder

50 g butter

2 tbsp LSA

12 tsp cinnamon

2 bananas, peeled and chopped

2 pears, chopped

80 ml maple syrup or honey

2 eggs, or substitute with chia eggs (tbsp chia seeds + 2.5 tbsp water = a chia egg). 

2 cups milk of your choice, I used a mix of coconut and almond milk from Nutty Bruce.


Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180’C (360’F)

Put the butter in the baking dish and place it in the oven to melt

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients well and add them to the dry ones along with chopped fruit and mix well to combine.

baked oats with pear and banana, photo of the batter in a glass bowl

Take the baking dish out of the oven, swirl the melted butter around the dish, so that the whole surface is covered, and pour the mixture into the dish.

baked oats with pear and banana, the photo of the batter in a baking dish

Bake for 40 minutes, until it looks nice and golden on the top.

baked oats with pear and banana in the baking dish

Notes

This recipe will yield 6 generous portions and can be reheated during the week or frozen for later use. Read in the post above for details.

Serve it with some fresh berries and a dollop of yoghurt and enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven cooked
  • Cuisine: European

Keywords: baked oats with pear, baked oats, oatmeal breakfast, gluten-free breakfast recipe


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