Hi, my name is Bailee, and in case you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with oatmeal.
Obviously this is not new news. Oatmeal has been my go-to breakfast for the last 3.5 years and shows no signs of stopping.
More times than not, I cook my oats in water in the microwave for quick convenience. Lately I’ve been experimenting with cooking oats on the stovetop and holy moly, it’s a game changer.
The texture of stovetop oats is simply unbeatable. Plus all the flavors mix together so every bite is the perfect combo of all the ingredients.
On Tuesday night, I whipped up a batch of stovetop oats to have ready for the morning to come. The end result was a creamy, pear-y, cinnamon-y batch of goodness.
Here’s how it’s done!
Cinnamon Pear Oatmeal
- Heaping 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 small pear (diced)
- 2/3 cup of liquid (I suggest cashew or almond milk)
- 1 egg white or 1/4 cup liquid egg whites (optional, but suggested for fluffiness/protein)
- Tons of cinnamon
- Coconut oil or coconut oil spray
- 1 tbsp golden raisins (optional)
Heat the coconut oil/spray in a small saucepan on medium heat. Dice up your pear and add it into the pan, along with a good shaking of cinnamon. Let the pears cook until soft and fragrant (about 3-4 minutes). Once the pears have cooked a bit, add in your oats, chia seeds, and liquid. Stir to combine and let the mixture sit on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring periodically. Once the oats start to thicken, vigorously stir in the egg white. Let the oats cook for another minute, and add another dash of cinnamon. I also ended up stirring in the last of some golden raisins I had sitting in the pantry – but this is totally optional! They added a nice chewy component.
Feel free to serve these fresh out of the pan, or heat them up the next morning! You could also double (or triple or quadruple..) the recipe to have on hand for breakfasts throughout the week.
I chose to put mine in an empty jar of Wild Friends Honey Sunflower Butter to sit in the fridge overnight and eat on the run in the morning.
I hope you enjoy!