Last month, I was at my parents house in the suburbs, and my Mom made oatmeal for breakfast. Like usual, she set the pot of oatmeal next to different toppings – chopped walnuts, ground flax seeds, ground cinnamon, and of course, fruit. But instead of the usual berries, she cut up some fresh Bartlett pears.
I don’t know why I hadn’t ever thought of putting oatmeal, walnuts, and pears together, because OMG. This combo is breakfast HEAVEN. It’s so good, that I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I wanted to eat it every morning and you guys wanted breakfast meal prep recipes… and that’s when I realized it was time to turn this into a walnut and pear baked oatmeal recipe ?
It’s good for your heart health, too!
Did you know it’s American Heart Month?? Over the past decade or so, I’ve really loved learning about food and nutrition – and I find it crazy that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, even though many of the risk factors can be controlled with dietary and lifestyle changes. That is so wild to me!
Luckily, this recipe has a bunch of ingredients that are good for your heart – including California Walnuts, which have been certified through the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check program. Published research from the past 25 years has shown that eating walnuts can affect your LDL (“bad”) and HDL (“good”) cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation and other factors that impact your heart health. They are also an excellent source of the plant-based omega-3 ALA (2.5g/oz), which is an essential fatty acid that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Pretty cool, right?!
pear walnut baked oatmeal recipe
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1.5 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1.5 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 cups milk (dairy or non dairy!)
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 cups of Bartlett pears, chopped (about 1.5 pears in the oatmeal and 1/2 a pear on top!)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl, add oats, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt and ground flax seed. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine milk, maple syrup, and the egg. Whisk together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, along with the chopped pears. Stir gently to combine.
Pour into a baking dish (I used 9×9) and top with sliced pears and a little extra dusting of cinnamon.
Bake for 30 minutes.
*I like to add a spoonful of walnut butter on top – SO GOOD!
Want another Baked Oatmeal Recipe to try?
I really got into this type of breakfast meal prep because of Maggie from Once Upon a Pumpkin! Her pumpkin and apple baked oatmeal recipe is one of my absolute favorite breakfasts ever. If you love pumpkin, cinnamon, and apples, you can’t go wrong! I add walnuts to that one, too 😉 Who doesn’t like a little extra healthy crunch?!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1.5 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups milk (dairy or non dairy!)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 eggs
- 2 cups of Bartlett pears, chopped (about 1.5 pears in the oatmeal and 1/2 a pear on top!)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, add oats, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt and ground flax seed. Stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine milk, maple syrup, and the egg. Whisk together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, along with the chopped pears. Stir gently to combine.
- Pour into a baking dish (I used 9x9) and top with sliced pears and a little extra dusting of cinnamon.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
I love serving this with a spoonful of walnut butter on top - so good!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g
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This post was sponsored by California Walnuts, but (as always!) all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Lake Shore Lady possible!