Five Spiced Pear Oatmeal

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Five Spiced Pear Oatmeal:  Serves 1

  • 1/2 C. Oatmeal*
  • 1 C.  Pear Juice**
  • 1/2 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder (less if you like a lighter flavor)
  • 2 Tbs. Roasted Pear, diced
  • Garnish: Roasted pear, dash of 5-spice powder (I also added some toasted walnuts and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds for added crunch)

Method:

  • Bring the juice, spice, and diced pear to a boil
  • Stir in the oats and cook for 5 minutes, stirring enough to keep the oats from sticking to the bottom of the pan
  • I like my oatmeal “al dente” so I keep cooking till most of the moisture has been absorbed.
  • Top with the roasted pear, 5-spice powder and anything else that makes your oatmeal uniquely yours!

Notes: *I use Quaker rolled oats because I’m on a budget but feel free to use your favorite brand and cook longer if required.  **When buying fruit juices to cook with you want them to be as natural as possible. Sometimes I make my own by pureeing fruit that’s in season and ripe and blending it with water till it’s the consistency I want.

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