Pear-Ginger Oatmeal With Chia Seeds
Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: Serves 1
  • 2 heaping tablespoons steel cut oats
  • 2 heaping tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 scant tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons microplaned ginger or ginger juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground cardamom
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Maple syrup, to taste
  1. Add the oats, chia seeds, almond milk, water, ginger, and cardamom to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently in the first couple minutes, then reduce the heat to the lowest setting, cover with a lid, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until thickened, and chewy but cooked through.
  2. Add a generous pinch of salt, the pears, and sesame seeds, and stir.
  3. Serve hot drizzled with maple syrup.
To make gluten-free, use gluten-free oats. Dairy milk or other non-dairy alternatives can be subbed for the almond milk (either way, be sure to use unsweetened).
Recipe by A Modest Feast at