Holiday Gingerbread Pear Crumble From OATrageous Oatmeals

Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

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.


Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup (96 g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (132 g) whole wheat pastry flour (*use a gluten-free baking mix)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons (40 g) molasses
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon cloves

Filling Ingredients

  • 5 cups (805 g) chopped pears (peeled if not organic)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) agave nectar,optional
  • 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.


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