Chai Spice Roasted Pears with Spiced Granola Crumble
  • 1cup quick oats
  • 1/4cup pecanschopped
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8tsp ground nutmegfreshly ground nutmeg is amazing here but not necessary
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oilmelted
  • 1/4tsp vanilla
  • 1/2cup brewed chai tea
  • 2in ripe but firm pearsunpeeled, cuthalf, and cored
  • 1 Tbsp cubed butter or butter substitute
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix to combine. Spread oat mixture evenly over lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, giving it a light stir midway, until lightly golden. Let cool completely and store in airtight container until needed.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  4. In small baking dish, pour chai tea, and place pears, cut side down. Divide butter and place around pears. Bake for 20 minutes, then gently turn pears over and spoon a small amount of liquid over top. Bake for another 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. While pears are baking, in small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. With 5 to 10 minutes of cooking left, top pears with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Serve pears warm, topped with granola crumble. Make it even more special with non-dairy or regular cream, yogurt, or ice cream.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 253 calories; 4 g protein; 12 g fat (6 g sat. fat); 35 g carbohydrates (14 g sugars, 6 g fiber); 24 mg sodium