Gingerbread Pear Crumble, plus an OATrageous Oatmeals blog tour + Giveaway

Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group by the author and received a copy of this book for free.  My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review. 

I’m super excited to bring you another recipe from Kathy Hester today.  I had the pleasure of reviewing her new cookbookOATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester, earlier in the summer and also sharing a tasty recipe for Steel-Cut Oat Sausage Crumbles.  Her new book has recipes to show you oats in a whole new light, and far from my usual uses for them.

Along with the review and a new recipe to share, I am now hosting an awesome giveaway to win a copy of the book, so be sure to read to the end of the post to enter to win!


This recipe – Gingerbread Pear Crumble – just screamed my name!  I have been making a lot of crumbles with apples recently and hadn’t really thought about using pears although they are one of our favorite fruits in our home.  

I love how easy this recipe is, quicker than making a batch of cookies… and healthier too!  It is perfect to serve for a family gathering and tastes wonderful with your favorite {allergy-friendly} ice cream on top.  


Some of the other recipes that I’m looking forward to making include Italian Veggie and Oat Sausage, Veggie Oat Taco and Oat Pizza Crust.

If you’re looking for a tasty alternative to traditional apple crumble be sure to give this tasty gingerbread pear crumble a try, you’ll be sure to love it!

The recipe below is by Kathy Hester From OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester printed with permission of Page Street Publishing.

Gingerbread Pear Crumble
This is a wonderful way to keep your holidays healthy, and it takes less time to make than a batch of cookies. If you aren’t a huge molasses fan, you can use half the amount or even replace it with another sweetener. Depending on what you have on hand, use either apples or a combination of pears and apples.
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Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Topping Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (96 g) rolled oats
  2. 1 cup (132 g) whole wheat pastry flour (*use a gluten-free baking mix)
  3. 1/4 cup (60 ml) agave nectar
  4. 2 tablespoons (40 g) molasses
  5. 11/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  8. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  9. 1⁄8 teaspoon cloves
Filling Ingredients
  1. 5 cups (805 g) chopped pears (peeled if not organic)
  2. 2 tablespoons (30 ml) agave nectar,optional
  3. pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C). Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with oil. (**You can also line with parchment paper or use a nonstick pan to make it oil-free.)
  2. Combine all of the topping ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  3. If your pears aren’t very sweet, add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of agave nectar and a pinch of salt.
  4. Spread out the pear mixture in the casserole dish.
  5. Crumble the gingerbread topping over the pears, then bake for 30 minutes.
  1. soy-free, gluten-free option*, oil-free option**
  2. Per serving: Calories 202.3, protein 3.1 g, total fat 1.1 g, carbohydrates 47.2 g, sodium 1.9 mg, fiber 5.7 g
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for being a part of this book tour.  All opinions stated in this post are my own.

Love, Kate

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    • Ashley
    • November 1, 2014

    In oatmeal raisin cookies!

    • MaryAnn
    • November 3, 2014

    I love making pb chocolate no bakes

    • Tina Maria Ratzke
    • November 3, 2014

    I love making oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies.

    • lana simanovicki
    • November 3, 2014

    in cookies and smoothies

    • Lyn M
    • November 3, 2014

    I love to make my own oat cereal bars

    • Heather B.
    • November 4, 2014

    Cowboy cookies are SOOOO good, but I’m loving my steel cut oat porridge now that it’s fall!

    • Sara M
    • November 4, 2014

    I love it in apple crisp type desserts or with pumpkin bars!

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    No bake cookies

    • amy tolley
    • November 9, 2014

    i love them in cookies or cooked on the stove with br sugar n raisins

    • Tina W
    • November 10, 2014

    Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my fave.

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