• 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup milk (I use almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup diced pears (about 1 pear)



  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Combine the oats, spices, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  • Beat the egg in a second bowl. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and syrup, then pour the wet mixture into the oat mixture. Fold in the pears.

Spray a square baking dish with oil or cooking spray. Pour oatmeal into the baking dish and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until set and beginning to brown. Serve immediately or, if freezing, allow the oatmeal to cool, then cut it into 6 to 8 pieces (the pieces hold together better after cooling!).