Sticky, Sweet, Totally Healthy Chai-Spiced Oats With ‘Butterscotch’ Pears


Gina Beretta |

Nothing hits the spot quite like oats…

We’re taking healthy breakfast recipes next-level. Now, before you roll your eyes and think ‘Oats? Really?! But they’re so… boring!’, let us make a case for the humble oat. Oats might not be the sexiest grain out there, but boy, you sure can dress ’em up. From nuts and seeds to all types of fruits… the topping options are practically endless. Plus, they also happen to have a great carb-to-protein ratio. A major win for anyone who is serious about their morning workouts because oats = muscle fuel.

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And that brings us to this sticky, sweet oat recipe…

First of all, who could say no to ‘butterscotch’ pears?! Anyone? No we didn’t think so. Trust us, these are so delicious you could easily make them for dessert with custard or swirl them into a little Greek yoghurt. While this isn’t a true butterscotch recipe, the combination of roasted pear juices, spices and honey make the most delicious caramel-like sauce for your breakfast bowl.

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Comforting, aromatic and sweet. Enjoy!

Makes 1 bowl

What you need

For the oats

½ Cup rolled oats
1 tsp All spice
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground ginger
1 Cup water (or nut milk)

For the pears

1 Pear, halved
2 Tbsp Raw honey
1 tsp All spice
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Coconut oil

Method

1. Halve the pears and place them in a roasting dish. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and all spice until pears are covered. Spoon honey over the pears and add a tiny  dab of coconut oil half. Roast the pears in an oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.
2. Combine oats, spices and water (or nut milk) in a saucepan. Cook until creamy.
3. Once the pears are ready, place the cooked oats in a bowl and add the roasted pears on top. Then drench the oats with the ‘butterscotch’ sauce that’s left at the bottom of the roasting dish.
4. You can always add a few crushed nuts as a garnish. We suggest using pecans or walnuts as they will go well with the mix of spices.

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