Pear, Pistachio & Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

here is another one of my most favourite baked oatmeal concoctions.  i'm almost certain that i love/live for this stuff alone.

it doubles as breakfast or dessert, with the addition of ice cream or whipped cream topping.  need i say more?  

i decided to change up the usual banana bread, strawberry-rhubarb, and apple cinnamon variety, by substituting in pear, pistachio & cranberry.

breakfast today, dessert tonight (or this afternoon.)

#winning #passtheicecream

 above: breakfast
below: dessert

see how seamless the transition is...

Pear, Pistachio & Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (or pear apple if you can find it) 
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 Bartlett pear; cored, peeled & diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Greek yogurt, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F.  Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with non-stick spray.  Set aside.
Combine oats, pistachios, cranberries, sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
In separate bowl, whisk together milk, applesauce, egg, 1 tablespoon butter, and vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry and combine till mixed.  Fold in diced pear.
Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.  Drizzle with remaining butter.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, until top is nicely golden and oat mixture has set.  Allow to cool slightly.

serve with Greek yogurt or whipped cream if desired.

Yields: 4-6 servings


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