Spiced Pear Vanilla Cauliflower Oatmeal Bake

Looking for a perfectly spiced & sweet breakfast bake? Try this protein packed Spiced Pear Vanilla Cauliflower Oatmeal Bake. It’s warm, fluffy, and incredibly cozy—and great for meal prep and travel!

Pear and vanilla, in my opinion, were simply made for each other. I love the way the light and sweet flavors blend together in your mouth. It’s just such a sweet treat that makes me so giddy! That’s why I couldn’t help myself from making this Spiced Pear Vanilla Cauliflower Oatmeal Bake. It’s warm, fluffy, and incredibly cozy—and I sweetened it up even more with some fresh pear slices, cinnamon, cloves, and brown sugar! And no, you won’t taste the cauliflower. It’s hidden so well!

This oatmeal bake is a great breakfast (or snack) option because it’s full of protein and fiber. It’s also so voluminous and will keep you full for hours! I love to eat mine with a dollop of Greek yogurt or spread some nut butter and honey on top.

You can even meal prep this delicious oatmeal bake to enjoy all week! It makes 8 servings and will even hold up when traveling! It tastes great warm OR chilled. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can even top it with some Vanilla Maple Cream Cheese Frosting or Skinny Dunkaroo Dip.

You’re seriously going to LOVE it!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPICED PEAR OATMEAL BAKE

  • One serving is huge and will keep you full and satisfied for hours!
  • It has the most delicious spicy sweet flavor.
  • There’s bits of fresh pear in each bite!
  • Great for meal prep and travel.
  • You can enjoy it warm OR chilled!
  • Packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients.

INGREDIENTS

  • Oats – I used quick oats, but you can definitely use old fashioned oats if you are looking for a hearty and textured oatmeal bake.
  • Cauliflower rice – I used frozen steam-able bag for convenience.
  • Protein powder – I used PEScience Snickerdoodle protein powder. Vanilla would also work. You can use my code LaurenFitFoodie to save 10% on your PEScience purchase.
  • Brown sugar – I used Swerve. You can use any brown sugar variation you wish here.
  • Oat flour – You can use all-purpose if you wish, but I love the flavor the oat flour brings!
  • Spices – You’ll need cinnamon, ground cloves, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Baking powder
  • Eggs
  • Milk – I used unsweetened almond milk. You can use what you like here.
  • Pancake syrup – I used sugar-free pancake syrup. You can replace with pure maple syrup if you wish.
  • Pears – So fresh and sweet!

HOW TO MAKE THIS SPICED PEAR OATMEAL BAKE

  1. Heat cauliflower rice in the microwave per instructions. Drain any excess liquid. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13” baking dish with parchment paper and/or spray with cooking spray.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients (oats through salt) to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Then, add the eggs, vanilla, milk, and syrup. Using a hand mixer, mix to combine. 
  4. Add the cauliflower rice and mix again. Then, fold in the diced pears. 
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly. Top with sliced pears if you decided to save a pear to make the bake look more pretty. 
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown and the center is set.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

This Spicy Pear Vanilla Cauliflower Oatmeal Bake is BEST eaten after chilling in the fridge for a few hours, or even better, overnight. Top with some vanilla yogurt and nut butter 😋 A perfect breakfast, afternoon snack, or healthy dessert!

HOW TO STORE

To maximize the shelf life of this oatmeal bake, place it in a covered, airtight container or cover with plastic wrap.

  • Keep it stored at room temperature for 1-2 days.
  • Store it in the fridge for 1 week.
  • Your oatmeal bake will last in the freezer for 3-4 months.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use a different fruit?

Sure! Any fruit will work here, fresh, frozen or dried. If you use frozen, it may bleed into the oats but it will still be delicious!

Is this oatmeal bake freezer friendly?

Yes, it will freeze wonderfully. Let oatmeal bake completely. Then, cut into bars. Wrap each bar in saran wrap or aluminum foil and store in an airtight freezer Ziploc bag.

Can I use old fashioned rolled oats instead of quick oats?

Yes. Keep in mind that the texture will change slightly and you’ll get a more hearty oatmeal bake.

Do I have to use the cauliflower?

Nope! I like to use it to sneak in some extra veggies and add more volume. If you wish to omit, that’s fine too! You don’t need to replace with anything.

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Yield: 8

Spiced Pear Vanilla Cauliflower Oatmeal Bake

Spiced Pear Vanilla Cauliflower Oatmeal Bake

Looking for a perfectly spiced & sweet breakfast bake? Try this protein packed Spiced Pear Vanilla Cauliflower Oatmeal Bake. It’s warm, fluffy, and incredibly cozy—and great for meal prep and travel!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-oz.) bag frozen steam-able cauliflower rice
  • 2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats (160g) - see notes
  • 2 scoops snickerdoodle protein powder (62g) - I used PEScience
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar substitute (96g) - I used Swerve
  • 1/4 cup oat flour (30g)
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (240g) - or milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup sugar free pancake syrup (120g) - can sub pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 small pears, diced or thinly sliced* (300g) - see notes

Instructions

  1. Heat cauliflower rice in the microwave per instructions. Drain any excess liquid. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13” baking dish with parchment paper and/or spray with cooking spray.
  3. To a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients (oats through salt) and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, and syrup. Using a hand mixer, mix to combine. 
  5. Add the cauliflower rice and mix again. Then, fold in the diced pears. 
  6. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly. Top with sliced pears if you decided to save a pear to make the bake more pretty. 
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown and the center is set.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

BEST eaten after chilling in the fridge for a few hours (or even better - overnight!) and topped with some vanilla yogurt and nut butter 😋 A perfect breakfast, afternoon snack, or healthy dessert!

*I diced one pear and thinly sliced the other to add it to the top and make it look pretty. Dicing both works just fine if you don’t care about aesthetics (I usually just dice both for convenience but did it this way for photos!) 

You can use canned pears  - just make sure to drain completely before dicing.

MFP entry: LFF Spiced Pear Cauliflower Baked Oatmeal

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

0.12 of bake (188g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCarbohydrates: 27.1gFiber: 5gSugar: 4.7gProtein: 12.2g

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4 Comments

  1. Just wondering how someone might make this vegan? Could I substitute flax or chia eggs for the egg in the recipe?

    • Hi Clara, I haven’t tried personally, but given the nature of this recipe I bet either of those would work! I also love Bob Red Mill’s egg replacer for recipes like this to make it vegan. Would love to hear if you give it a try and how it turned out for you!

  2. This recipe is literally one of the best oatmeal bakes I’ve ever made! I tend to be more of a chocolate than fruit gal so I took a while to try this and am so glad I did. It literally warms my soul and is so so good!

    • I am the same way Nicole, 9 times out of 10 I pick chocolate 😂 but you are so right! Warms the soul and is a wonderful change up 😊🙌🏼

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