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Weekly CSA Recipe:
Pear Streusel Oatmeal

Pear Streusel Oatmeal is sure to make fall come faster.

September 1, 2017

Weekly CSA Recipe

If you’re really into dessert for breakfast (breakfast for dessert?), raise your hand. Great! Now, drop everything you’re doing and make this warm, cinnamon-y, life-affirming Pear Streusel Oatmeal. I have a very reasonable belief that making this Pear Streusel Oatmeal (and sub sequentially eating it) will make fall weather come much, much sooner in Baja Arizona. We could all use some sweater weather, am I right?

For those of you who despise oatmeal, let me tell you why this Pear Streusel Oatmeal is different. Rolled oats are mixed with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, pear reduction, local honey, and a pinch of sea salt. Then, they’re poured into a baking dish and absolutely smothered with slow-cooked Asian pears, which have been simmered with spices and honey until they’re tender and sweet. Then (and this is the real kicker), the whole thing is topped with streusel. As in, crumbly, sweet, nutty streusel that you’re likely to find on top of a sinful coffee cake at your favorite coffee shop. After the whole thing has been baked for 30 minutes, you’re gifted with a bubbly, golden-brown Pear Streusel Oatmeal that might as well not be oatmeal at all. For those of you who already love oatmeal, this is a turning point. You may never want to eat “regular” oatmeal again.

This particular Pear Streusel Oatmeal was made with some lovely local Asian pears from Tucson CSA. Asian pears are somewhere between apples and pears in that their flesh is crispy like an apple, their skin is thin and papery like a pear, and they’re sweet like both apples and pears. If you can’t track down these seasonal gems, feel free to substitute a different variety of pear, a few gala apples, or even a mixture of both. Oh, and one other recommendation? Drizzle a little maple syrup or honey over each and every serving of this Pear Streusel Oatmeal. (Also, and don’t tell anyone I’m telling you this, you should definitely top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.)

Pear Streusel Oatmeal
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8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Pear Streusel Oatmeal
Print Recipe
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
Slow-Cooked Pears
Oatmeal
Streusel
Servings: servings
Instructions
Slow-Cooked Pears & Streusel
  1. Add diced pears, water, cinnamon, and honey to a medium-sized saucepan and stir everything together. Place the pan on the stove over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the mixture to cook down, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes, or until the pears are tender and the liquid is thick and sweet. Remove the pears from the heat.
  2. Add oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are fine. Add coconut oil to the bowl and pulse a few more times, until the coconut oil is evenly distributed, and the mixture resembles damp sand. Add the pecans to the bowl and pulse a few more times, until the pecans have been reduced to small pieces and are evenly distributed throughout the streusel.
Oatmeal
  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease either a deep 9" pie pan or a 9x13" baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, coconut sugar, spices, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add milk, honey, and 1/2 cup of slow-cooked pears to the bowl of a blender. Blend the ingredients together for about 30 seconds, until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the content of the blender to the oat mixture and stir until everything is evenly combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and make sure it is arranged in an even layer.
  6. Spoon the remaining slow-cooked pears over the oat mixture in an even layer. Spoon any remaining pear juice into the dish. Evenly distribute the streusel over the entire oat/pear mixture.
  7. Bake the oatmeal for 25-30 minutes, until the streusel is golden brown and the oatmeal is firm enough that it doesn't jiggle when the baking dish is moved.
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Pear Streusel Oatmeal
Print Recipe
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Pear Streusel Oatmeal
Print Recipe
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
Slow-Cooked Pears
Oatmeal
Streusel
Servings: servings
Instructions
Slow-Cooked Pears & Streusel
  1. Add diced pears, water, cinnamon, and honey to a medium-sized saucepan and stir everything together. Place the pan on the stove over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the mixture to cook down, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes, or until the pears are tender and the liquid is thick and sweet. Remove the pears from the heat.
  2. Add oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are fine. Add coconut oil to the bowl and pulse a few more times, until the coconut oil is evenly distributed, and the mixture resembles damp sand. Add the pecans to the bowl and pulse a few more times, until the pecans have been reduced to small pieces and are evenly distributed throughout the streusel.
Oatmeal
  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease either a deep 9" pie pan or a 9x13" baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, coconut sugar, spices, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add milk, honey, and 1/2 cup of slow-cooked pears to the bowl of a blender. Blend the ingredients together for about 30 seconds, until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the content of the blender to the oat mixture and stir until everything is evenly combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and make sure it is arranged in an even layer.
  6. Spoon the remaining slow-cooked pears over the oat mixture in an even layer. Spoon any remaining pear juice into the dish. Evenly distribute the streusel over the entire oat/pear mixture.
  7. Bake the oatmeal for 25-30 minutes, until the streusel is golden brown and the oatmeal is firm enough that it doesn't jiggle when the baking dish is moved.
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