Oatmeal Bowls with Caramelized Pears

Oatmeal Bowls with Caramelized Pears

Oatmeal Bowls with Caramelized Pears

Eggs and toast every morning till I can’t even tolerate the concept of eggs and toast anymore, I find, is the meal that I can easily fall into a rut with. When was the last time your morning routine was altered? Never?

Okay, allow me to persuade you to try a novel and distinctive dish: Caramelized Pear Oatmeal Bowls. Despite being quite healthful and nutritious, they taste like a great pleasure. By now, everyone is aware of the health advantages of oatmeal, and pears are surely not lacking in nutrients either (fiber and vitamin C!). Additionally, you may eat them all year round and they are really tasty. Let’s start with the recipe, okay?

oatmeal with caramelized pears.
Caramelizing Pears: A Recipe
I’m not sure whether my procedure is actually valid, but it’s mine, it works, and most importantly, it’s quite straightforward while yet producing wonderful results.

Pear slices in a pan.
Slice up your pear after giving it a good rinse. Slices of pear should be added after melting a knob of butter in a skillet. For a minute or two, we’ll let them sizzle in the butter while stirring to ensure that each slice receives plenty of butter. Next, add your brown sugar and whisk everything together so that it is evenly covered. Your caramelized pears will be ready after another minute of cooking and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Your caramelized pears will be ready after another minute of cooking and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It is absurdly simple and is tender, juicy, sweet, but not TOO sweet.

Pear slices in a pan.

On a dish, caramelized pears.

I urge you to add the remaining caramel syrup on your oats because it is SO GOOD. If you want an extra hint of sweetness, taste and add a little more brown sugar or more cinnamon. Slices of the caramelized pears and a bunch of chopped walnuts are delicious additions to your breakfast. (Feel free to eliminate the nuts if you don’t like them. It would be wonderful to use pecans as well.)

A Few Remarks on This Recipe
Use your preferred technique to prepare the oatmeal. I prepare the quick cook oats on the stove in accordance with the instructions on the package.
By substituting any vegan butter alternative for the butter in this recipe, it is simple possible to make it dairy-free and vegan.
Since we’re cooking a single pear, any remaining slices may be kept in the refrigerator and cooked over the course of the next day or two. Additionally, you may simply caramelize a third of the pear and consume the remainder plain.

As you undoubtedly already know, oatmeal is one of those meals that does NOT make for nice leftovers, so I do not advise cooking a large quantity and reheating it later.
Prepare your oats once you have finished cooking your pears. I advise cooking the pears first since if you simply leave the cooked oatmeal sit, it starts to turn hard and odd very quickly.

Cooking oatmeal in a pot.
I cannot stress how strongly I suggest this circumstance. Pears are SO tasty and adaptable, yet I feel like they’re underappreciated in the fruit world. You won’t regret including them in your breakfast routine.

Oatmeal Bowls with Caramelized Pears
Huge bowls of steaming, cinnamon- and brown sugar-flavored oats with walnuts and caramelized pears that have been roasted for five minutes on top. Can breakfast get any more delicious or better? I disagree.

1 ripe, but not very soft d’anjou or bartlett pear
2 tablespoons of butter can be replaced with vegan butter.
2 tbsp. brown sugar
12 teaspoon cinnamon
Oats that are quick to cook, half a cup
If preferred, sprinkle the oats with 2 tablespoons of optional walnuts and additional brown sugar and cinnamon.

Instructions
Caramelize the pears as follows: Rinse your pear, then slice it very thinly, removing the core. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Pears should be added and cooked for 1-2 minutes with periodic turning to ensure that they are uniformly covered in butter. Fork-tenderness refers to pears. To uniformly coat the pears, add the brown sugar and stir. Add the cinnamon, stir to coat the pears, and turn off the heat after another minute, or until you see a sort of caramel sauce developing.
Make your oatmeal: I suggest doing this last since if you cook your oatmeal and then leave it in the pot, it will quickly go bad.

Use quick cook oats and prepare them as directed on the package. If using, mix with cinnamon and brown sugar. Additionally, you may whisk in some of the pan’s remaining caramel sauce.
Offer and Store: In a bowl, sprinkle the oats with the pears and walnuts. Enjoy right now! Oatmeal is one of those items that needs to be cooked fresh, thus I DON’T advise preparing extra and attempting to reheat it later.
Reheat any leftover pears in a skillet or the microwave after storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This should provide enough caramelized pears for three breakfast bowls because I use approximately a third of a pear in my oatmeal.

NOTE: The nutritional information is for one serving of caramelized pears and half a cup of dry oats.

503 kcal in terms of calories