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
- 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!
March 11 2013