I’m so excited to share a recipe from the NEW Inspiralize Everything cookbook from my friend, Ali of Inspiralized, who is so incredibly talented and her recipes are full of flavor and spiralized creativity. I’ve been online blogging friends with Ali for a few years now and we had the opportunity to meet in person last fall and I loved her energy and passion. We sat next to each other at a dinner and chatted the night away. She’s the real deal- my kinda gal and boy o’ boy does she know how to create a good recipe.
Ali’s new book is full of gluten-free recipes that I can’t wait to whip up myself with her spiralizer. She was kind enough to send me a copy of her new cookbook last week so I wanted to share one of her spiralized recipes with all of you.
This Chai-Spiced Pear Oatmeal is delish- to say the least. She nailed this breakfast recipe (I also think it would be great to have the leftovers for dessert on a weeknight). I love spiralizing pears and I’ve spiralized them for salads with my clients in the past but I haven’t tried them ontop of an oatmeal recipe. I love the idea of added them to a sweet breakfast porridge like this. I also really loved how she used almond milk in this recipe- it makes the oats super creamy. I used unsweetened almond milk and it tasted delicious along with some pure maple syrup (or you could use honey, if desired) and coconut oil, vanilla extract and a few spices to give you a lovely chai flavor. Ali toasted the walnuts for a topping, which brings out their naturally hearty n’ toasty flavor and makes them extra delicious (toast your nuts in a skillet anytime you can- you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much more delicious they taste).
So, if you’re stuck in a rut for what to serve for breakfast this week, toss your oats together with Ali’s amazing chai-flavor combinations and spiralize a pear on top – you’ll be getting yourself off on the right foot to start your day…that’s for sure.
You’re going to love this recipe and Ali’s book, too. To WIN a copy of this book, leave a comment below and I’ll be picking one winner next week.
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- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 Anjou pear spiralized with blade, noodles
- 1½ cups plain unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. ground cardamom
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. raw walnuts
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the oats and return to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and the oatmeal is fluffy.
Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil has melted, add the pear noodles, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and maple syrup. Stir to combine and simmer until the milk has evaporated and the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, place a small skillet over medium-high heat and add the walnuts. Toast, stirring, for 5 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from the pan.
Divide the oatmeal between two bowls and top with the pear mixture and the toasted walnuts.
Share your thoughts
Just happened upon your nook of cyberspace and love it! I have celiac and unfortunately GF certified oats do me a world of problems – what have you or others in your community found as the best sub? I have tried flaked quinoa and shredded coconut and cauliflower but there is nothing quite like the intensity and texture of a bowl of oats. Any feedback/comments and suggestions are SO appreciated.
Have you tried sorghum? It’s a gluten-free grain! Or millet? xox
Looks delish!! It certainly gets you in the mood for some good ole’ fall comfort food!
Trying out the pear oatmeal recipe with some modifications. Always looking for ways to jazz up our daily oatmeal. Haven’t done any spiralizing yet but it looks fun, healthy and tasty.
Love the aroma of the cinnamon. Couldn’t agree more that it would also make a nice dessert or evening treat.
What a great idea! I never thought to spiralize fruit for breakfast! I’d love this book for more ideas like this!
I have your basic spiralizer, no blade d as mentioned above. Not sure how this would work with the pear core. But sounds so yummy. Pecans would be a nice change to walnuts in the topping. Am a few yrs in to this journey of GF eating, still learning so much. Would love to win this book !
Amie, Your post could not have been more timely! I just bought a spiralizer and I’m looking for recipes and ideas. I’m definitely going to check out Ali’s cookbook. Thanks!
Yay! That’s amazing Debbie. xox
Innovative book would love to have it
I love love love pears in oatmeal, but this seems like such a fun way to change it up!
Ahh This looks great! I just started following Ali’s youtube channel and she is so down to earth and friendly. I’d love to win her cookbook so I could make some healthy and FUN things for my family. They do not care about eating healthy at all.
Thanks Joanna! xxx
That oatmeal recipe sounds and looks great – if all her recipes look like this I would love to win a copy. Thanks for this opportunity! You have a lovely website.
Would love a copy of her spiralized cook book! I am friends with Maria Whitas and am now digging everything you’re doing!
I LOVE Maria! She’s amazing! oxxx
Sounds delicious, I’m going to be giving this recipe a try for sure. Initial I was thinking it was an overnight oatmeal. This sounds like it will be my new winter oatmeal. I gave it 5 stars because I know it’ll be delicious I love the spices and all the other ingredients a winner forsure.