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Maple Glazed Pear Oatmeal

Maple Glazed Pear Oatmeal - takes 15 minutes to prepare, perfect for any fall morning.
Well, it’s that time of year – back to school! While Ryan and I don’t have any kids, I have mentioned a few times that I work as a nanny. My summer has been filled with chalk, water balloons, silly string, play dates at the park, and lots and lots of sun screen!  I have been working for the same family for several years and have developed strong bonds with my kiddos, so like many parents I am experiencing the back to school time blues because one of my nanny kids started kindergarten last week.

I feel like I should have read a book called How to Survive Sending Your Child to Kindergarten because it’s been an adjustment, even as a nanny. Maybe by the time Ryan and I have kids I’ll be a pro at the back to school transition.

Maple Glazed Pears to put in oatmeal - takes 15 minutes to prepare, perfect for any fall morning.
I am learning that back to school time means breakfast becomes even more important. I am sure that moms and care takers can agree that we don’t want our kids feeling hungry all day – so coming up with fast, tasty, and filling breakfast recipes becomes our challenge, especially if someone in your family has a gluten allergy. Since I have a gluten sensitivity I’ve been waiting a long time for an affordable and trusted gluten free oats option to appear in the grocery store.

Maple Glazed Pear Oatmeal - takes 15 minutes to prepare, perfect for any fall morning.
Well, my wait is finally over! Chex recently announced that they are now offering gluten free oatmeal and they hit it out of the park! Not only are they offering quick cooking oats, they also have individual oatmeal packets in a bunch of different flavors.  The last time I went to the store, I practically filled my cart with them!

Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast options to prepare because it’s quick and easy, and can keep any kid happy for days with the versatility of options. Because the ingredients are so simple, with less than 5 in the breakfast packets, it’s really easy to modify and tweak any recipe and add your own flavors and spices to make your own creation!

Maple Glazed Pear Oatmeal

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 cup Chex gluten free quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 & 1/3 cup water
  • 1 pear, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Peel and dice the pear into small chunks. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook the pears for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the pears are tender and the mixture is thicker.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, mix the oatmeal and water and cook for 60 to 90 seconds, depending upon if you prefer runny or thick oatmeal. Mix the maple glazed pears into the oatmeal, divide into 2 bowls and serve.

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Maple Glazed Pear Oatmeal - takes 15 minutes to prepare, perfect for any fall morning.
My kiddos and I talk about my gluten sensitivity and the things I can and cannot eat pretty regularly. If I gave them a snack that isn’t gluten free, they always make me smile when they say “Your belly won’t like this, it’s not gluten free.” They are pretty smart at recognizing which foods I can and cannot have. Oatmeal used to be on the list of foods I could not have, but using these gluten free Chex products, I am now able to prepare and enjoy lots of oatmeal creations with them!

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  1. Wish I had a big bowl of this right now! looks fab, stumbled !

  2. what a lovely, warm breakfast!

  3. Love the pear flavors. Such a pretty fall breakfast. I’m not rushing it am I? I just can’t wait!

  4. This is going to have to make an appearance in my oatmeal rotation! Looks delicious!

  5. Looks like a wonderful way to start a day. Blessings, Catherine

  6. That oatmeal makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

  7. The maple glazed pear oatmeal looks tasty, I would definitely try it along with a toasted coconut vanilla oatmeal.

  8. I would love to mix peanut butter and cinnamon and banana into my oatmeal.

  9. This oatmeal looks heavenly and so perfectly fall!! I just went back to school and this would be the perfect breakfast.

  10. Oh YUM! What a delicious way to start the day!

  11. I’ve not seen this in stores yet! What a terrific breakfast! And yes — no matter the grade, back-to-school is a major adjustment! I have a kid in high school and this week has still been nuts!
    Totally making this, Beth!

    • Heather, hopefully you’ll be able to find the products in stores soon. I found them at a Meijer grocery store, they are new so maybe they are not everywhere just yet.

  12. My mouth is watering! So fall-ish I can’t stand it!!

  13. I love the maple and spices in this! So good!

  14. This looks delicious! I would love to give this recipe a try–I always forget about using pears in recipes :)

  15. I’m a HUGE fan of oatmeal and can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing, Beth!

  16. I’m so excited for a new brand of gluten-free oatmeal! I love mine with cinnamon and pecans. Yum!

  17. This looks so fabulous! How exciting that Chex now makes gluten-free oatmeal! I’m excited to share this with all my gluten-free friends and use it when baking for them!

  18. I have been in a oatmeal eating frenzy lately. I had no idea Chex even had oatmeal! Definitely will be on the look out for this!

  19. You had me at “maple”. :)

  20. I would love to make triple-berry and cream oatmeal, or a berry crisp.

  21. This looks SO good! I can’t tell you how excited I am for Chex Oatmeal!! We need all the gluten free products we can find and this is perfect!

  22. We just bought their gluten-free cereal this week and it is really good. I will have to pick up their oatmeal and make your recipe. It looks so good!

  23. Great giveaway!!! Can’t wait to try!!

  24. Bob’s Red Mill has Gluten Free Rolled Oats…I use them all the time when I make Granola. Since I have a bunch of pears waiting to get ripe I might have to make this too! Thanks for the recipe!

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