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Spiced Pear Oatmeal

Caramelized Pear Oatmeal with golden raisins and walnuts - - - >

Greetings…from the outer limits. Where we boldly go where no man has gone before. Jodi Foster says hello!

Oh, my brain. My brain plus my peepers plus my brain. I’ve been to Arcturus and back over the last few days (and by “Arcturus,” I mean the grocery store. Okay, let’s face it: I haven’t left my house…nor have I showered).

Thiiiis weekend. This weekend. Henry Jenkins, what happened?

I’ve had some agenda-y things I’ve been working on. To-do lists have been massacred. Line items? Crossed off. Boxes? Checked! Life? Not something I have. Where she gooooes, noooobody knoooooows.

Firsties: along with soup and pumpkin and pumpkin soup and crock pots and pancakes, this time of year comes with…food – – – > work.  It’s food season. It’s pre-beginning-of-next-year season. It’s the season every company ever goes CAH-raaaaay-World War Z. It’s let’s-make-up-for-Qs-1-through-3 season. It’s Q4, folks: time’s to EAT!

Translation: there’s lots of stuff going on for us food bloggers. Things are getting baked.

I’m totally not complaining. I just have nothing else to talk to you about. LITRALLY. Walk with me.

2nd Item of Biznatch: Remember Delicious Probiotic Drinks? The cookbook I swear you haven’t forgotten about? Right? Riiiiiight? Anyway, she’s under final construction, so there’s been lots o’ cookbook editing, cookbook re-photo snapping, and WHEN IS THIS BABY COMING OUT OF MY BELLY-ing inggg…gah?!

Third of all: The second {kale} cookbook is still underway and oh lawww, is it tasty! By the way, it has a new name. I’ve been meaning to tell you that, but for some reason, I’m a total man when it comes to communicating important things. AND the new name is: Let Them Eat Kale!: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Superfood !! Do you love it? Do you want to bury your face in it? Would you wear it on a T-shirt? Yes times googolplex.

You want to spit on my shoe.

Caramelized Pear Oatmeal with golden raisins and walnuts - - - >

What is the gaaaforsaken deal with this oatmeal?

You can’t believe it’s not butter? I know, me neither. If I were an entrepreneur, I would start a chain of artisan oatmeal restaurants (because that would be successful), in which this exact spiced pear oatmeal would be sold (seasonally). It involves caramelized spiced pears with golden raisins, walnuts, and maple syrup (yum).

You’re reaching for your pocket book to become my first venture capitalist. I will accept your generous donation…errr…investment, and our chain shall be known as…wait for it, wait for it…Artmeal! Get it? Artisan oatmeal? Wah waaaah. Toldja I can’t name things to save a lizard in Antarctica.

But this is fun! What are some other great entrepreneurial ideas? Listen up, you’re about to be rich! Let’s see huuuur…

A.) Gluten-free pancake food truck.

2.) Itch-free beanies

iii.) Crock pots that refrigerate after they’re finished cooking so that you can leave the food on the counter…for days.

Any or all of these will get you on Shark Tank. You can thank me in the form of in-store credit.

Caramelized Pear Oatmeal with golden raisins and walnuts - - - >

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Spiced Caramelized Pear Oatmeal

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Spice up your oatmeal game with caramelized pears! This incredibly flavorful fall-inspired breakfast is loaded with flavor.


  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups flax seed milk + more for serving*
  • 2 pears, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • maple syrup for serving


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and stir in the oatmeal. Return to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook until the water has been absorbed.
  2. In a medium-sized skillet add the remaining ingredients and heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring every couple of minutes, until pears are softened and flax milk has evaporated, leaving a thick sauce around the pears, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Dish out desired amount of oatmeal and serve with the caramelized pears, raisins, and walnuts on top. Add maple syrup and additional flax milk/almond milk if desired.


*You can also use almond milk, but note that it will separate when it is brought to a boiling point.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Sunday 11th of December 2016

Made this today with coconut milk. Doubled the recipe so it taking forever to reduce! Smells delicious.


Sunday 11th of December 2016

So happy to hear you made this oatmeal, Andrew! The caramelized pears are everything. Hope you enjoy! xo


Saturday 19th of October 2013

Now that's a breakfast that would get me outta bed! Pears and oatmeal just sounds so good together. Definitely trying this oatmeal sometime this week--looks perfect for the chilly fall mornings ahead of us!

Food to Fitness

Thursday 17th of October 2013

Healthy and tasty. Looks good. Thanks for sharing.


Tuesday 15th of October 2013

sounds like a delicious breakfast!

Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

Monday 14th of October 2013

Wow, my head would be spinning if I were you! Writing two cookbooks at once is crraa to the World War I still have to see that movie.

This oatmeal looks scrumptious. The idea of caramelized pears is making me drool.

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