Cranberry Pear Baked Steel Cut Oats

These cranberry pear baked steel cut oats are the perfect way to welcome the day. Full of delicious winter fruit flavor and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. Top with toasted nuts and a sprinkling of powdered sugar to jazz it up.

These cranberry pear baked steel cut oats are the perfect way to welcome the day. Full of delicious winter fruit flavor and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. Top with toasted nuts and a sprinkling of powdered sugar to jazz it up.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.

You know how some kids will turn up their nose at the idea of eating oatmeal? I was never one of those kids. I was the weirdo in the corner begging her mother to buy boxes of oatmeal, cream of wheat and non-sugared cereal. I like to start the day not totally flying by on a sugar high. I mean I’m not one to turn down cinnamon rolls or anything but I need protein along the side. I cannot be expected to last hours on just sugary breakfast dishes. After an hour I’m on the edge of breaking down and going full on hangry beast mode. Which if you’re wondering is not that great. I pretty much turn into a 3 year old throwing a temper tantrum in the body of a rotund 33 year old woman.

This is where these delicious Udi’s steel cut oats come into play. They are slightly sweet, full of fresh fruit and are PACKED full of protein and fiber. This is where it’s at! Plus the whole dish is gluten free thanks to the awesome folks at Udi’s. Seriously their products are ahhhhhmazing. I made a gluten free turkey monte cristo with their sandwich bread last month and I’m still obsessed. Every week I bounce from eating steel cuts oats to toasted Udi’s sandwich bread with fried eggs.

These cranberry pear baked steel cut oats are the perfect way to welcome the day. Full of delicious winter fruit flavor and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. Top with toasted nuts and a sprinkling of powdered sugar to jazz it up.

To jazz up the dish even more I threw in some chopped fresh pears and fresh cranberries. To sweeten it up a bit I used coconut palm sugar but you can really use whatever sweetener you prefer. I think maple syrup would work great in a dish like this! And I added in a spoonful of apple pie spice because it just makes the dish so cozy and warm.

These cranberry pear baked steel cut oats are the perfect way to welcome the day. Full of delicious winter fruit flavor and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. Top with toasted nuts and a sprinkling of powdered sugar to jazz it up.

After it came out of the oven it was a little ugly looking (just keeping it real!) so I gave it a quick stir, topped it with freshly toasted nuts and sprinkled it with powdered sugar. It was so delicious that more than excited about the thought of leftovers for breakfast all. week. long. Seriously the fact that this makes a bunch is a good thing. It heats up easily and can easily be thinned out by pouring on some almond milk and calling it day.

{Looking for more tasty breakfast dishes? Try my baked blueberry oatmeal, cranberry smoothie bowl or my blueberry zucchini oat waffles.}

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Cranberry Pear Baked Steel Cut Oats

These cranberry pear baked steel cut oats are the perfect way to welcome the day. Full of delicious winter fruit flavor and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. Top with toasted nuts and a sprinkling of powdered sugar to jazz it up.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup diced fresh pears
  • 3/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup halved fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • powdered sugar, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray, set aside.

In a large bowl add pears, oats, cranberries, sugar, apple pie spice, vanilla bean paste and baking powder. Stir to combine.

Pour mixture into the prepared dish and bake for about 60 minutes. I pulled my mixture out when it was still a little loose but the oats were cooked fully. If you cook longer the mixture will simply cooked down further and get a bit thicker.

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26 Responses to “Cranberry Pear Baked Steel Cut Oats”

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine — December 30, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I’ve still never gotten to try Udi’s steelcut! But any oatmeal is good to me!! One of those foods you can never eat to much of 😉 Oatmeal for days!

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    Ali @ Home & Plate — December 30, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Looks delicious and a nutritious way to start the day. Love the addition of pears. One of my favorite winter fruits!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 30, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I love starting my day with steel cut oats! The cranberry pear combo sounds so good!

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    Jenn @ peas and crayons — December 30, 2015 at 9:24 am

    You can turn anything into a deliciously plated dish – love these fruity oats!

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    Marye — December 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I love a nice oatmeal breakfast, especially on chilly mornings like today! This looks fantastic!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 30, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I love baked steel cut oats! They have some much more texture than regular rolled oats. The cranberry pear combo is perfect this time of year!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — December 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Powdered sugar always makes everything better!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — December 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    What a delicious and healthy way to start your day! I am loving these flavors in here too! Happy new year!

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    Claire Volkman — December 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    These are my go-to during the winter. gorgeous recipe!

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    Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog — December 30, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    This oatmeal looks so good! I’m also currently obsessed with coconut palm sugar so this is a winning dish in my book!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I don’t believe that it was ever ugly looking – this looks so fantastic and appetizing. Love the winter flavors!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — December 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Why have I never thought to combine pears and cranberries? Sounds delicious!

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — December 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I’m adding a few gluten free grains back into my diet and oats are one of them. I WILL be making this super soon! I love that you used fresh cranberries!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — December 30, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I love steel cut oats, have been making them a lot lately. This looks and sounds delicious!

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    Beth — December 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    What is the going rate for you to come make me breakfast? 😉

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    Marnely — December 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    2016 might be the year I like oats for breakfast…they look and SOUND awesome, but I can’t convince myself. This might be the first recipe I make – I’ll report back!

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    Sara — December 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve never had such fancy oatmeal before, my family would absolutely love this recipe!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Um…I was totally that kid. I remember my brother tormenting me with spoonfuls of oatmeal in my face making me want to gag. I have ZERO idea what my issue was because oatmeal if freakin’ delicious especially steel cut recipes like this!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 30, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Look at these oats being all fancayyyy!! I am in dire need of a warm start to the day!

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    Alida — December 31, 2015 at 8:51 am

    What a treat for breakfast…looks absolutely delicious!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 31, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I love your overhead photo. Very inviting. Just like your oats. Very inviting.

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    eat good 4 life — December 31, 2015 at 9:32 am

    One of my favorite things to have for breakfast. Great flavor combo!

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — December 31, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I totally want this for breakfast… like right now, lol. 🙂 This looks amazing! And I am with you- I have to have something substantial for breakfast or I get hangry before lunch. This oatmeal looks like it would really stick with you until lunch time.

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    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner — December 31, 2015 at 10:41 am

    This looks like a real hearty breakfast! Great flavors too!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — December 31, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I was that kid, too – I’ve always loved oatmeal. And yet, I can’t get any of my kids to eat it (wth)!? This looks amazing…perfect way to start a cold day.

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — January 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I guess we would have been breakfast – BFF back when we were kids – I too loved oatmeal! Strange, eh? Now, I absolutely adore this recipe! You added so many amazing flavors. Makes me want to have breakfast for dinner tonight!

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