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Spiced Pear Oatmeal

Spiced Pear Oatmeal with cinnamon spiced caramelized pears, golden raisins, and walnuts is an incredible changeup to your morning porridge! This easy breakfast recipe comes together quickly and is such a delight to consume!
Bowl of Caramelized Pear Oatmeal with golden raisins and walnuts

Allow me to introduce Caramelized Spiced Pear Oatmeal, my friends!

It may sound strange, but just wait for it!

Fresh pears are sautéed in a skillet with goodies like pure maple syrup and cinnamon to use as topping for your morning oatmeal.

They taste warmly-spiced, rich, and incredibly buttery.

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).

Stirring it all up with some golden raisins and walnuts makes for an unforgettable culinary adventure!

Bowl of Caramelized Pear Oatmeal with golden raisins and walnuts

Oatmeal with pears may just be my new favorite healthy breakfast!

I love meals like this to enjoy as a post-workout meal, because it contains complex carbohydrates to help refuel your muscles and aid with recovery.

Not to mention, it is so inviting! My guess is you’ll want to make a big batch each week for meal prepping breakfasts throughout the busy workweek. 

Bowl of Caramelized Pear Oatmeal with golden raisins and walnuts

Tastes just like butter! 

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Spiced Pear Oatmeal

Spice up your oatmeal game with caramelized pears! This incredibly flavorful fall-inspired breakfast is loaded with flavor.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
2 Servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1of 2 - Calories: 315kcal - Carbohydrates: 54g - Protein: 7g - Fat: 8g - Fiber: 9g - Sugar: 23g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free recipes, healthy breakfast recipes, oatmeal recipes, spiced pear oatmeal, vegan breakfast recipes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Julia
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Saturday 29th of January 2022

This was the best oatmeal I could've imagined. All the right stuff...and living alone; I saved the pear mixture in a separate jar from the oatmeal to have another day. Adding the nuts and maple syrup when ready to eat. Thank you!


Tuesday 1st of February 2022

I'm so happy you enjoy it, Susan! This has been one of my favorite oatmeal recipes too! xoxoxo


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!

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Thursday 17th of October 2013

Healthy and tasty. Looks good. Thanks for sharing.


Tuesday 15th of October 2013

sounds like a delicious breakfast!

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