Caramelised pear and vanilla-bean oats

January 29, 2024 (Last Updated: January 26, 2024)
Caramelised pear and vanilla-bean oats

The perfect breakfast for pretty much any day! Try this caramelised pear and vanilla-bean oats – it’s super quick and absolutely delicious!

Caramelised pear and vanilla-bean oats

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 120g raw oats
  • 750ml water
  • pinch salt
  • 125ml (½ cup) fresh cream
  • 30g butter
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) sugar
  • 2 pears, quartered
  • 50g raw pecan nuts
  • 125g Greek yoghurt
  • seeds of 1 vanilla pod
  • 50ml maple syrup



Cook the oats in the water and salt in a pot over low heat until creamy, 10 – 15 minutes. Add the cream and cook for a further 1 – 2 minutes.


In a pot over low-medium heat, melt the butter with the sugar, then add the pears and pecan nuts and cook until caramelised, 5 – 10 minutes.


Mix the Greek yoghurt with the vanilla seeds. Serve the warm oats topped with the caramelised pears, pecan nuts, a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of the vanilla yoghurt.

ALSO SEE: Baked oats recipe

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Recipe by Sarah Dall 

Photograph by Myburgh du Plessis 

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