I picked these pears off of my family's farm tree the other day. I live in downtown Toronto so it goes without saying that there aren't many fruit trees lying around. That's why it was such a treat the other day when I was out in the country at the farm and spotted a pear tree with fruit dangling down from its limbs! I picked myself a nice bag of gorgeous pears and I've been going to town on them ever since.
Yield: 1 serving
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cups whole oats (not instant)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup raspberries
2 tbsp almond milk
1 pear, skin removed, halved
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp honey
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
1) Place pear, cut side down on a small baking pan (I use a little round cake pan), and sprinkle with cinnamon. Add 2 tbsp water to the pan and place in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes. When the pear is softened and almost done, drizzle with honey and bake for another five minutes. The honey will burn if baked for too long so leave this step until the very end.
2) Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to boil in a pot. Add oats, stir, turn the heat down to simmer and leave to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3) When oatmeal is cooked, remove from the heat. Stir in chia seeds and almond milk. Crush the raspberries with your hands and stir them into the oatmeal.
Pour into a bowl and top with fresh raspberries, coconut flakes and a warm baked pear.