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.
- 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
- 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
- Heat cauliflower rice in the microwave per instructions. Drain any excess liquid.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13” baking dish with parchment paper and/or spray with cooking spray.
- 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.
- Add the cauliflower rice and mix again. Then, fold in the diced pears.
- 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.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown and the center is set.
- 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
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!
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.
Yes. Keep in mind that the texture will change slightly and you’ll get a more hearty oatmeal bake.
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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