Gluten-free Oatmeal with Spiced Pears Print Recipe Print Recipe


and you thought oatmeal (and possibly gluten-free) was boring. SURPRISE! They’re sharing this shinning moment together.

I was reviewing the RIPE cookbook and this Oatmeal with Spiced Pears jumped out at me. It was easy to adapt to be gluten-free with the swap out of the oats. What’s great is the entire book is filled with beautiful fruit and vegetable recipes that are relatively easy to adjust for a gluten-free lifestyle.

Sometimes oatmeal needs a little spicing up, if you know what I mean. The pears do just that. This oatmeal is perfectly sweetened with the pears that are caramelized in a little butter and honey. If you need another oatmeal option for your morning routine, try this one with torched bananas.

Anyone else ever eat oatmeal for lunch or dinner? If it’s a cold or grey day (or I’m just lazy…), I’ve been known to make a bowl of warm oats.




Gluten-free Oatmeal with Spiced Pears

slightly adapted from RIPE

Serves 2

PRINT Recipe


  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk or choice)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, gluten-free
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium Bosc pears, cored, stemmed and cut into eighths.


In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Stir in the oats and reduce the heat to medium-low. Keep uncovered – it’s okay if it bubbles a little – for 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes to thicken.

Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter, honey, ginger and cinnamon. Continue stirring and when the butter melts and starts to sizzle a bit, add the pear slices. Gently move them around to coat. Cook for about 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Divide the oatmeal among the two bowls and top with the caramelized pears. For a little extra sweetness, you can drizzle any extra sauce over the oatmeal. If you need it a little sweeter you can add some sugar, but the pears add a nice amount of sweetness.

Serve and enjoy!



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  • Dara Michalski

    My husband is an oats lover, incorporating them into his breakfast almost every morning. I’ll have to share this idea with him, particularly when our pear tree starts to do its thing.

  • Lauren Finney

    I just stumbled onto your blog – LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Amanda Green Bottoms

    Looks so good Lisa. Kevin would like this with the torched bananas. 🙂

  • Kiran @

    I love the spiced pears in this recipe! And I love oatmeal way too much 🙂

  • Rebecca

    Oatmeal is such a comfort food. I’ve definitely been known to eat it for lunch or dinner, especially on days when I’m pressed for time!

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    So simple and tasty looking! Yum!

  • Vera Zecevic

    These look so tasty and recipe is great, not to complicated

  • Dessert Darling

    Gluten Free has been life changing for me. Great photos and yummy recipe!

  • WithStyleGrace

    you’re gluten-free now?? has DD gone gluten-free? I’ll have to come by for a vist 🙂