Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal

by Marla on October 19, 2011 · 257 comments

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Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

Have you ever had baked oatmeal? If yes then you are part of a club. A very important club of exclusive folks who know how addictive this is. I cannot believe this is breakfast because really it could replace dessert for me. The saffron puts an elegant twist on a classic bowl of oats. Ready to bake your breakfast? Let’s check out just how simple this is to prepare.

I know control yourself…

Homemade healthy baked pear oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

Be sure to bake up a big batch of this oatmeal as you can enjoy it for quite a few days. Simply warm some up before serving or enjoy chilled straight out of the fridge.

I always have some protein with mine…Greek yogurt or a side of eggs. You could also just add some more nuts for energy sustain. Try it in a layered parfait.

Fresh ripe pomegranate cut in half with seeds (arils)

Pomegranates are super stars this time of year. Grab a few, slice ‘em in half and dig in. Just wear a dark apron when you do this. The red juice gets everywhere!

This squadgy fat little pear makes everything right in the world. I would say as far as pears go this little chubby guy should be a super model. The only thing he is missing is his top hat stem and leaf. That’s OK though.

We must all embrace our imperfections.

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

One of my all time favorite lifestyle brands for the home is Shabby Chic. The owner Rachel Ashwell is a genius when it comes to vintage cottage design. One of her signature designs is a BIG puffy white couch called the squishy.

This pear would take a seat on that.

Bartlett pear for fall baked oatmeal recipe.

Let’s take a moment to pause and look at how it’s yellowy green hue transforms into a pinky red.

Taking the time to notice life’s subtleties makes for brighter days

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

After you bake your oatmeal be sure to cover the top with all kinds of seasonal fruits, dried cranberries, blueberries, goji berries and such.

Add a splash of cream or milk.

Toasted nuts are always in favor over here too. Hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, peanuts, pecans…

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

I must warn you ~ your house will smell amazing if you make this oatmeal. This breakfast is perfect for holiday brunch parties, showers and what not.

All of your guests will be satisfied as it is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and there are no refined sugars.

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

What is your favorite breakfast? Have you ever made baked oatmeal? What goodies do you like to put in yours?

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Earth’s Own Ryza rice milk and Almond Fresh milk are great healthy options to add to all kinds of vegan recipes. At Family Fresh Cooking we are not dairy free, but we always love the opportunity to use all kinds of nutrient rich ingredients. A little about Ryza: The only rice beverage to bear the Whole Grains Council seal, Ryza is also the only rice milk to contain 16 grams of whole grains per one cup serving. Ryza contains no added oils, making it half the fat of the leading competitor.

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Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Nuts


  • 3 cups Rice or Almond Milk (or any milk you prefer)
  • 3 cups light unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 2-3 pinches of Saffron strands - use more for a stronger flavor and yellow color
  • 2 cups Coach's Oats (see note below)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup diced Pear (I like Bartlett and D'Anjou)
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup Nuts, chopped
  • 3-4 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia Drops, adjust to taste
  • Cooking Spray
  • Optional Toppings
  • Raisins
  • Goji Berries
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Flake
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Heavy Cream
  • Greek Yogurt


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. In a medium sized bowl mix together milk choice and coconut milk. Stir in saffron until you see some yellow. In another bowl whisk together oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Combine the wet and dry, stir well and fold in the raisins, nuts and pear. Add stevia or natural sweetener to taste.
  • Spray two 10.5 X 7 inch oven safe baking dishes with cooking spray. Or use one larger baking dish. Evenly distribute oatmeal in baking dishes. Bake for about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and top with dried fruits, nuts, berries, etc. Slice to serve and top with cream, a splash of milk or yogurt, fresh and dried fruit, nuts, etc.
  • Notes
  • I love the nuttiness and the the texture of Coach's Oats you can also use Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, Steel Cut. Just follow the directions on the package so you know how much liquid to add. Each oatmeal is different.
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Family Fresh Cooking Disclosure: We were sent samples of Earth’s Own Ryza and Almond Fresh Milks. We enjoyed them so are passing on the great taste to you. 

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