Much ado about pears!

October 30, 2008 at 9:00 am 5 comments

I am soo loving this week’s BSI!  I have to say that I haven’t really given pears much thought when in the grocery store.  Nothing against them, they just don’t automatically come to mind the way say, apples and bananasdo.  After a quick workout on the treadmill this morning, I chopped up another small pear that I had ripening on the counter and threw it into a bowl of the  pre-made Banana Oats I had made earlier this week.  I think this is my favorite oats combo yet.  I added a little vanilla rice milk to reconstitute the oats, heated it up in the microwave and dug in! 😀     

Pear-‘Naner Oats:

  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
  • 1/2 banana, sliced very thin
  • 1 small pear, diced (about the size of 2 ping pong balls)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash ginger powder
  • dash nutmeg
  • pinch salt

Of course I had some of my ZAP peanut butter along with it… so good!  I really like the kind of gritty feel that pears have in your mouth.  They’re so much softer than apples that when I heated them, they almost melted into the oatmeal.  Underneath the softness though you can actually feel the tiny fibers in the flesh on your teeth and it makes for a very texturally pleasing bowl of oats!!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gina (fitnessista)  |  October 30, 2008 at 9:27 am

    oooh that peanut butter looks good! what a great idea to put pears in your oatmeal.. yum!
    have a great day!

  • 2. rhodeygirltests  |  October 30, 2008 at 9:30 am

    oh yummmmmmmmmmm thanks!

  • 3. seeleelive  |  October 30, 2008 at 9:40 am

    hello helllo good morning. the peanut butter does look so delicious-but i must say i am a fool for regular creamy and soft, good ol smuckers peanut butter. have a great day, your breakfast looks delightful. Check up with you later!

  • 4. VeggieGirl  |  October 30, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Your pear recipes are INSANELY good!!

  • 5. catms916  |  October 30, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks! Can’t wait to try out the recipe I want to submit for the BSI contest though! 😉

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