Caramelized Pear and Nuts Oatmeal Pudding Recipe
A bowl of goodness in less than 30 minutes. This healthy and creamy pear and nuts oatmeal pudding will give you a jolt of energy to face the day with a smile—a simple and mouthwatering breakfast for all.
What is? (History/Background)
Oatmeal pudding makes every breakfast a fun way to start the morning with a bang. According to culinary historians, oatmeal puddings date back to the 17th century, where it can be classified as either savory or sweet oatmeal pudding, but it is all complicated. There are tons of variations across the globe depending on the availability of the ingredients in that area, but the process is still the same.
Health Benefits? (If applicable)
Rolled oats are one of the best carb substitutes for those conscious of their nutritional intake. It contains lower carbohydrates compared to white rice. Aside from that, it has higher fiber content that regulates the usage of sugars in the body and helps lower blood glucose. Adults and children's average fiber needs are 25 to 35 grams daily. One cup of rolled oats contains at least 17g of fiber.
Pears and peanuts are available in most supermarkets and even Asian grocery stores. They are local ingredients in Southeast Asian countries. However, pears originated in the southeastern side of Europe.
Pears are known to fight inflammation and promote gut health. According to research and studies, eating one pear per day gives your heart a natural boost of protection against certain diseases and ailments. It even also aids in weight loss.
Tips and Procedure
• In creating the topping, make sure to heat the skillet on low. This will allow the butter to slowly melt and prevent the milk solids from burning, creating an aftertaste. Although we are creating a some sort of brown butter, burning the milk solids will taste bitter.
• To prevent the pears from oxidizing and discoloring, drizzle it with lemon juice or a quarter teaspoon of vinegar. The oxidization of the pears will not affect the overall taste and texture of the fruit.
• Feel free to use low-fat milk or oat milk as a substitute in this dish.
• You may remove this from the recipe if you don't want ground cinnamon.
• You can prepare this dish ahead of time and place it in a microwave-safe container; reheat it when you feel hungry.
How To Make
You have to prepare the following ingredients before making this delicious oatmeal pudding. See the ingredients below:
• brown sugar
• peanuts, chopped
• Two pears, cored and diced
• ground cinnamon
• old-fashioned rolled oats
• whole milk
• maple syrup
Melt the butter and brown sugar in a heated skillet over medium-low heat until the butter is bubbly and the brown sugar has dissolved.
Add in the diced pears and chopped nuts; cook until caramelized.
Place milk, oats, and maple syrup in a saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer until thickened and cooked, stirring once in a while.
Divide and pour the oatmeal pudding into serving bowls.
Top each with the caramelized pears and nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
What does it taste like?
The sweetness comes from the caramelized pears. The crunchiness of the pears adds a beautiful texture that hits your palate with the explosion of flavors from the cinnamon and the browned butter. The peanuts give an additional nutty flavor to the dish.
What do you need to expect?
The cooking time will vary depending on how cold your milk is. It is best to place the milk you will use at room temperature before cooking. This will allow the temperature of the milk to be at the neutral ground for easy simmering.
You may notice that the milk will have some curdles during the simmering process; this is natural. Milk will not happen in plant-based milk such as oat and almond milk.
Can I use different kinds of pears?
Asian pears are the perfect choice for this recipe as it has a crispy texture even when cooked down. It is also sweet and adds flavor to the totality of the oatmeal pudding.