Steel Cut Oats with Pears, Ginger and Dates

Don’t you just love oats? It’s my go-to breakfast most days of the week. And this plant-based (vegan), gluten free oatmeal recipe for Steel Cut Oats with Pears, Ginger and Dates unleashes the flavor and health of steel cut oats, pears, dates, cashews, and ginger to make an energized start to your day. The healthy, satisfying combination of fiber, protein, slow-digesting carbs, as well as vitamins, minerals, and health-protective phytochemicals, makes a comfort food breakfast that keeps you going until noon and powers your day with essential nutrients. On top of that, research shows that regular consumption of oats can lower your blood cholesterol levels, so if you’re trying to protect your heart health, it’s a great strategy to feast on this healthy whole grain foods like oats more often.

This recipe also showcases seasonal produce, such as pears. When the summer fruit bounty is past its prime, it’s a great idea to turn to cool weather produce, such as pears. Dates are grown in my home-state of California, and have a very long shelf life in the refrigerator. I love adding these nutrition bombs as a natural source of sweetener to cereals, as well as baked goods. Check out my blog on oats, which answers all of your top questions on oats, including: is oatmeal gluten-free, is oatmeal good for weight loss, steel cut oats vs rolled outs, and how to cook oats.

You can get this 6-ingredient recipe for Steel Cut Oats with Pears, Ginger and Dates on the table in 30 minutes. And if you are busy in the mornings, you can put all of the ingredients into a slow cooker the night before, turn it on low, and open the lid the next morning and dive into a healthy delicious breakfast of slow cooker oatmeal.

How to Make Instant Pot Oatmeal

You can also use an Instant pot to make quick and easy Instant Pot oatmeal; just put all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot, push the porridge button, and let it do its magic. In these cases, you may want to double the recipe to make four servings so you can enjoy it all week long—just pop a serving into the microwave to warm up. If you cook your oats the night before, add the cashews at the last minute so they don’t get soggy.

You can also swap other fruit for pears, depending on the season. I love this recipe with peaches, mango, berries, and bananas—you can choose unsweetened canned, frozen or fresh, depending on your preference and availability. And here’s a secret: You can enjoy this healthy oatmeal bowl for an easy dinner too. I promise this oatmeal recipe really will warm your mind, body, and soul!

 

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This easy, 6-ingredient, vegan, gluten free oatmeal recipe for Steel Cut Oats with Pears, Ginger and Dates is packed with the flavor and health power of oats, pears, ginger, cashews, and dates.

  1. Place water in a small pot, cover, and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in oats, diced pear, cashews, cardamom, ginger, and dates. Cover and simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed and oats are crunchy tender (about 25 minutes).
  3. Divide into 2 servings and serve with plant-based milk as desired.

Notes

Instant Pot Oatmeal Directions: Place the water, oats, pear, cashews, cardamom, ginger, and dates in the container of the Instant Pot. Press “Porridge” setting. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve with plant-based milk as desired.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Directions: Place the water, oats, pear, cashews, cardamom, ginger, and dates in the container of the crockpot. Cook on high for 4–6 hours or on low for 8–12 hours. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve with plant-based milk as desired.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 444
  • Sugar: 60 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Fat: 9.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 92 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 8 g

Keywords: steel cut oats, is oatmeal gluten free, instant pot oatmeal, gluten free oatmeal, is oatmeal good for weight loss

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For other plant-based oatmeal recipes, try these:

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Steel Cut Oats with Cranberries and Pear
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Savory Oatmeal with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Tofu
Vegan Overnight Oats with Figs and Walnuts
Healthy Trail Mix Homemade Oatmeal

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