Oats are very healthy, energizing, clean and naturally gluten free (careful though; some brands pack their oats in a factory where gluten containing grains are packed. Bob’s Red Mill’s steel cut oats (the ones I use) are certified gluten free). Oats are therefore a perfect snack or lunch. Oatmeal porridge is a bit difficult to take on-the-go. Baking an oatmeal pie is therefore a great option: you can take them anywhere with you on the go in a plastic container!
Oven baked oat pie is not ‘just’ a healthy option; it is also plain delicious! You could therefore perfectly serve your guests this oatmeal pie on your birthday.
My submission to the list of endless variations of oven baked oatmeal pie is a vegan variation with crunchy pecans and lots of soft and tender pear. That just sounded like the perfect combination to me, and so it was, so it was …
I topped my pie with ‘vanilla sauce’, made with coconut cream:
Is your mouth watering yet? Mine was; I couldn’t resist having an extra piece 🙂 (which is totally okay, as this pie is one of the healthiest pies you can imagine) …
… gone was the second piece …
Here’s my recipe for 6 servings of Oven Baked Pecan Pear Oat Pie with Vanilla Sauce:
- 0.5 cup steel cut oats (e.g. Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats - certified gluten free)
- 1.5 pear, diced
- 0.7 cup/75 gram pecan nuts (keep some behind as a topping)
- 1 tablespoon palm sugar
- 0.5 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 0.5 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup milk (of choice. I used coconut cream)
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- olive oil (to grease your baking pan)
- 0.5 cup coconut cream
- 2 vanilla beans, seeds scraped out
- 0.5 tablespoon maple syrup
- 0.5 pear, in thin slices
- Preheat the oven at 350°F/175°C.
- Grease a small tin loaf pan with olive oil.
- Combine all the ingredients un a bowl and whisk with a spoon until they form a dough.
- Put the dough in the pan and bake for about 20 minutes. The pie is ready as soon as the crust starts to get a tan.
- When your pie is almost done, start preparing the 'vanilla' sauce. Combine the maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla seeds and coconut cream in a sauce pan and heat. Don't let it cook! Set aside and keep warm.
- When your pie is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool down a bit.
- When it has cooled down to the desired temperature, top with sauce, a few pear slices and pecans and serve.
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