October 29, 2014 15

Steel Cut Oats with Maple Roasted Pears + Pomegranate

Steel Cut Oats with Maple Roasted Pears + Pomegranate | @withfoodandlove

I would say, for the majority of my life I didn’t eat breakfast. When I was younger I hated mornings and I overslept like it was my job. Consequently, I was always in a rush to get to school, leaving myself zero time for food. As I got older I just didn’t like eating breakfast, just the thought of it seemed disgusting.

I just didn’t enjoy eating early in the morning and I certainly didn’t make it a priority. I’d start my day out with a cup of coffee, maybe. Then go straight to work and wait and wait and wait until I was so hungry and so grumpy I wanted to eat everything and everyone. Now I live for breakfast, and on the weekends it’s especially as comforting and enjoyable.

Maple Roasted Seckel Pears| @withfoodandlove

Maple Roasted Seckel Pears| @withfoodandlove

Steel Cut Oats with Maple Roasted Pears + Pomegranate | @withfoodandlove

My favorite weekend activity is getting up super early when the house is still and cooking my husband breakfast. Roasting up some CSA veggies, scrambling some farm-fresh eggs and pouring the perfect pot of coffee. I don’t know exactly when I started embracing breakfast, but I think happened sometime between studying at nutrition school and reclaiming my health through self-respect and a gluten-free diet.

I usually don’t prefer sweet breakfasts, but oats get me.Udi’s Gluten Free have a bunch of new products out right now, including these certified steel cut oats + I’m in love. This recipe is great to make ahead of time, so double on up and have comfy cozy steel cut oats all week long. Fall the perfect time to get your oats on.

SIDE NOTE – yes, oats are a naturally gluten-free grain. But, not all oats are considered gluten-free because of their cross-contamination risks. Oats that are grown next to or nearby wheat fields could be contaminated at the source. Additionally, oats are often processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley and rye. So buying certified gluten-free oats is necessary to avoid both contamination risk factors.

Steel Cut Oats with Maple Roasted Pears + Pomegranate | @withfoodandlove

Steel Cut Oats with Maple Roasted Pears + Pomegranate | @withfoodandlove

Steel Cut Oats {print me!}

Notes: makes 2 hearty or 3 smallish bowls of oats, feel free to double the recipe and have oats for breakfast all week long.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Udi’s Plain Steel Cut Oats {any steel cut oats will do}
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk + more for garnishing
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • maple syrup for drizzling {optional}

Bring the steel cut oats, water and milk to a light boil in a medium sauce pan. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes. Then stir in the chia and flax seeds, cook for another 5 minutes or until the oats have reached a creamy consistency.

Divide the oats into two or three balls, then top with pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, splash of almond milk, drizzle of maple syrup and the maple roasted pears, don’t forget the pears {see below}.

Maple Roasted Pears

Notes: this recipe makes enough to top 6 bowls of oats or plate 4 dessert portions.

Ingredients:

  • 10 – 12 seckel pears halved {any type of pear will do}
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup + vanilla extra. Toss in the pears and evenly coat.

Lay the pears on theirs backside, roast for 5 minutes, flip and roast with the cut side down for 10 – 15 minutes or until soft and lightly browned.

These Maple Roasted Pears would also taste amazing as a simple dessert with a sprinkle of this granola and a dollop of this Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream.


This post is sponsored by Udi’s Gluten Free; all opinions are my own.

15 Responses to "Steel Cut Oats with Maple Roasted Pears + Pomegranate"

  1. Reply

    Elizabeth

    October 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Oh Sherrie! These steel cut oats, and their adorable toppings, are beautiful! I love seckel pears (so much) and they sound incredible with a drizzle of maple syrup. Totally experiencing breakfast envy, even though it’s dinner time.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 24, 2014 at 7:10 PM

      Thanks Elizabeth!! Aren’t those little seckel pears the cuuuutest, xo.

  2. Reply

    Milli | Add A Little

    October 30, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    This looks so delicious- yum!

  3. Reply

    Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen

    October 30, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    This is an unbelievably gorgeous breakfast! The roasted pears and the pomegranate seeds make this dish shine.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 24, 2014 at 7:11 PM

      Thanks my love, xo!!

  4. Reply

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    October 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Love how colourful this breakfast is. Those pomegranate seeds on top make this so pretty I want to kiss that bowl!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      Thanks Katrina!! I know the pomegranate seeds bring me in every time, xo.

  5. Reply

    Samantha @FerraroKitchen

    October 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Your photos are always so gorgeous!!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 24, 2014 at 7:11 PM

      Whoa, hey now – too kind!! xo

  6. Reply

    Kathryn

    October 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    I could have written this word for word. I still can’t believe on how many years of breakfasting I missed out on!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      Hahaha, right?! Finally breakfast and me feel good together.

  7. Reply

    Em | the pig & quill

    November 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Holy bowl of gorgeousness! This is seriously one of the most lovely things you’ve ever photographed, Sherrie — and that’s saying quite a lot since you’ve got a heck of an eye. Can’t wait to dig in! <3

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      Well that is a pretty major compliment my friend. You’re too kind, xo.

  8. Reply

    Pure Ella

    November 17, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Ahhh you make everything look so good Sherrie, I can’t wait to see a whole book of yours looking so delicious ;)

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      Awe thanks Ella :))

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