Ever wake up cold, tired and hungry? This recipe has got you covered.
You know those cold winter and fall mornings? The days when you're tired, sleepy, and just want a warm breakfast to cheer you up?
Those days happen a lot now. Ever since one surprise-it's-fall stunt the weather decided to pull in October, each day starts cold and gloomy. Especially during the colder months, heating pads are LIFE. We always microwave heating pads and put them on our feet (as well as blowing hot hair-dryer air into all of our clothes). All. The. Time.
So, I figured, why not stick with the warm-and-cozy theme and make something simple, comforting, and delicious, right? Ta-da!
This was originally supposed to be spiced apple oatmeal, but the "apples" that I could've sworn I saw in the corner of the kitchen were actually pears.
So whatever. It's pretty much the same anyways! All you do is make oatmeal(either stove top or microwave), stew the pears for a few minutes, then mix and enjoy! I usually make stovetop oatmeal, so I can just put them side by side and twiddle my thumbs for a while, until they're done.
If it's also winter where you live(or just cold), stay warm!
Spiced Oatmeal with Stewed Pears
Author: Prachi Marfatia
A serving of oatmeal(use this stovetop recipe or make your own)
1 small or medium pear, sliced into large chunks
3 tbsp warm water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of cloves
1/4 tsp ginger powder (or freshly grated)
1-2 tsp maple syrup, to taste
pinch of salt
optional toppings(granola, nuts, honey)
Prepare the oatmeal according to instructions(whether microwave or stovetop). Heat a small saucepan, with some oil if preferred, and add in the pear. Sprinkle on the water and salt, then cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, transfer your oatmeal to a bowl. After the pears are soft, add in the spices, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Spoon it evenly over your oatmeal with toppings, and dig in!