On Thursday evening, I threw together a batch of baked oatmeal to use up some pears that were nearing the end of their lifespan. My original recipe calls for quite a bit of fat (great for Anna, bad for Mama) so I decided to lighten up this recipe a bit. Clara, Anna, and I enjoyed the results. Bo was in a mood and wouldn’t try it. He gave his to Anna and had yogurt with granola for breakfast on Friday morning instead.
Cinnamon Pear Baked Oatmeal
1/2 cup applesauce (replaces oil)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp flax seed mixed with water to make a paste (replaces eggs)
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp wheat germ
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
2 small pears, diced
Mix applesauce, sugar, and flax mixture until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Fold in diced pear. Pour into greased 8 x 8 pan and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Also great with diced apple!