Cherry & Pear Baked Oats

Recently it was a pleasure to work with drinks brand, Mr Fitzpatrick’s Vintage Cordials, a premium range of vintage cordials with a unique and quirky range of signature variations to choose from. Founded by the Dublin based Fitzpatrick’s family of herbalists in 1899, I love that they are suitable for vegans and vegetarians and the ethos of the brand is built on natural ingredients and botanical extracts, with every drink made by hand.

I’m super excited to say I’ll be working these guys on quite a few more recipes – including this super easy, delicious and healthy baked oats recipe that is perfect to warm you up on a cold morning! Packed with complex carbohydrates and fibre thanks the oats and flaxseeds, the combination of pears and cherries works wonderfully well together, which is elevated thanks to using Mr Patrick’s Sour Cherry, Red Grape & Hibiscus no added sugar cordial. A deep, complex and indulgent infusion, it makes baked oats that bit more exciting with a punch of sophisticated flavour!

Ingredients:

  • 180g oats (I used Quaker Oats)
  • 40g coconut sugar + 1 tablespoons to sprinkle on top (I used The Coconut Company)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds + 4 tablespoons water (I used Linwoods)
  • 350ml milk of choice
  • 30ml Mr Fizpatrick’s Sour Cherry, Red Grape & Hibiscus no added sugar cordial
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 80g fresh or frozen cherries
  • 1-2 pears, thinly sliced

Get making!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line an ovenproof dish.
  2. Mix together the oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon or ginger and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together the flaxseed and water and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Pour this into the bowl along with the milk, cordial and vanilla and mix well to combine.
  4. Stir in the cherries and pour into your prepared dish. Arrange the pear slices on top then sprinkle over some coconut sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and bubbling and firmed up. Enjoy hot or cold.