Baked Oatmeal with Pears


This comforting baked oatmeal is perfect for cozy weekend mornings and doubles as a make-ahead breakfast that you can meal-prep for healthy grab-and-go meals all week.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (see Tip)

  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or 2% milk

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt (Optional)

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 pears, diced small (about 2 cups; see Tip)

  • cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Mix oats, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Whisk almond milk (or milk), 1 cup yogurt, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla in a medium bowl.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Gently mix in pears. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake until golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of the remaining yogurt, if desired.


Tips: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Both ripe and unripe pears work in this recipe; however, unripe pears will hold their shape better during cooking.

To make ahead: When cool, wrap individual servings in plastic wrap or transfer to mason jars and refrigerate for up to 3 days, or wrap in parchment paper and freeze for up to 2 weeks. To serve, remove plastic wrap and microwave for 30 seconds (2 to 3 minutes if frozen). Top with 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
15g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 9g 19%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 256IU 5%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 449mg 20%
Calcium 310mg 24%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 59mg 14%
Potassium 338mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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