Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the Machine Shed cookbook, "Now That's Cookin'" I like that this recipe uses pears! This recipe serves 8 as written. If you're a smaller household, have Recipezaar reduce it for you (love that feature)! I always cut the sweetener in things as I don't like things terribly sweet, especially for breakfast, but I've recorded the original sweetener amount below to be faithful to the original recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, combine juice, dried fruit bits, sugar, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add pears to fruit mixture. Cook, covered, another 10 minutes.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick (if using), and drain excess liquid from fruit mixture. Discard liquid.
  4. In saucepan, bring water (or water and milk) to boiling. Add oats. Reduce heat to medium; cook about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  5. To serve, top oatmeal with fruit mixture, yogurt, and granola.

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