Pear Oatmeal Creme Brulee #BrunchWeek

by Erin

Turn your everyday oatmeal into a breakfast-dessert hybrid simply by brulee-ing the top. And throw some pears, and walnuts in there while you’re at it.

Pear Oatmeal Creme Brulee 1

Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads – there is something for everyone! We also have a huge giveaway that you need to make sure you check out. Click HERE to find out more.

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One of the great things about brunch is that it’s pretty much an “anything goes” kind of meal. Sweet, savory, breakfast, dinner, dessert – they are all fair game. Due to the trend of creative food combinations you can get just about any of your favorite things breakfast/brunch-ified, even dessert.

With the help of Bob’s Red Mill, Woot Froot, Dixie Crystals, California Walnuts, and Le Creuset, I came up with a dessert oatmeal that will leave you satisfied and curb dessert cravings all in one. If you are like me, you crave dessert or at least something sweet after every single meal (yes even breakfast), so why not just eat a dessert inspired breakfast? I added pears and walnuts to my favorite oatmeal and then divided it into ramekins to be sprinkled with sugar and torched until caramelized.

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Come see what today’s #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating!

BrunchWeek Beverages:

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BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:

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BrunchWeek Desserts:

Pear Oatmeal Creme Brulee 2

One year ago: Oven-Fried Chicken & Biscuit Waffles

Two years ago: Spicy Edamame Burgers


Serves 4


3 cups milk

1-1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free old-fashion rolled oats

3 Tbsp packed Dixie Crystals light brown sugar

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp cardamom

6 oz. (1 cup) Woot Froot pear slices, chopped

1/2 cup California walnuts, toasted and chopped

4 tsp Dixie Crystals granulated pure cane sugar, divided


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Stir in oats, brown sugar, butter, and cardamom. Cook until you reach desired thickness, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chopped pear and walnuts. Divide into 4 individual ramekins.
  3. Sprinkle tops of each with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Melt with a kitchen torch (or watch carefully under a broiler) until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Source: My Dad’s Apple Harvest Oatmeal.

Disclaimer: Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Bob’s Red Mill, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, California Walnuts, Dixie Crystals, Grimmway Farms/Cal-Organic/True Juice, KitchenAid, Le Creuset, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Pacari Chocolate, Stonyfield Organic, Vidalia Onions, and Woot Froot for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own.

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Katy | Her Cup of Joy May 8, 2015 - 8:06 am

Yum! I love oatmeal, my favorite quick breakfast. The addition of the caramelized sugar makes it even more amazing.

Beverley @ sweaty&fit May 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm

bruleeing the top is such a great idea! i dont have a torch, but the oven will work perfectly :)

Samantha @FerraroKitchen May 6, 2015 - 10:37 pm

Woah….oatmeal + creme brulee! Mind blown.

Allie | Baking a Moment May 6, 2015 - 10:34 pm

What a fabulous treat! I love oatmeal for breakfast but this is on another level! Anything pear gets my vote, but that bruleed sugar on top is to die for!

Zainab May 6, 2015 - 11:24 am

It’s like elegant oatmeal :)

Liz May 6, 2015 - 11:05 am

I think you’ve just made me an oatmeal convert :)

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm May 6, 2015 - 10:48 am

YUM, just YUM!!! What a great idea.


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