January 3, 2019

Purple Pear Oatmeal

Start your day with superfood-filled Purple Pear Oatmeal. Rich with nutrients and sweetened with delicious pears, Purple Pear Oatmeal is a colorful breakfast!

It's no secret that I love oatmeal. I've shared my Berry Oatmeal recipe, my Overnight Oats recipe, Carrot Cake Oatmeal, Caramel Apple Oatmeal, Gingerbread Oatmeal, and now this recipe: Purple Pear Oatmeal. I like to keep a consistent high-nutrient breakfast but mix up the flavors, hence the numerous oatmeal recipes.

This recipe came up because I also love Asian pears. Asian pears, also called apple pears, have a crisp, crunch like apples. These pears are deliciously sweet and incredibly juicy. Just what I want to add flavor to my oatmeal!

Asian pears are in season during the fall and winter so now is the perfect time to try them if you haven't.

Purple Oatmeal

The fun part about this oatmeal is that it's purple! Wow, this oatmeal just has so many of my favorite things: oatmeal, sweet pears, and the color purple.

To achieve the rich, dark purple color (and add a bunch of nutrients) we'll mix in some maqui powder. Maqui powder is made from freeze-dried maqui berries, known for their deep purple color and their high nutrient content.

Besides boasting a variety of vitamins and minerals, maqui has the highest antioxidant concentration of known foods. While it's not necessary for a healthy plant-based lifestyle, maqui is a great addition to your diet! Plus, it turns your food purple, and who doesn't want to eat purple food?!

If you're looking to buy some maqui powder head to your local Whole Foods OR buy some online here.

How to make Purple Pear Oatmeal

Purple Pear Oatmeal is simple to make. First, microwave some rolled oats with water. While the oats are cooking, chop up half an Asian pear. I like to slice mine into little pieces to distribute the flavor in every bite of oatmeal.

When the oats are done cooking, mix in the pear, some ground flaxseeds, and the maqui powder. Your oats will immediately turn a deep shade of purple. Enjoy your healthy, colorful breakfast!

Recipe Prayer

God, thank your for color. Thank you for giving us eyes to experience the beauty of your creation. Let us remember how blessed we are to see. Amen.

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Purple Pear Oatmeal

Start your day with superfood-filled Purple Pear Oatmeal. Rich with nutrients and sweetened with delicious pears, Purple Pear Oatmeal is a colorful breakfast!














  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats gluten free, if necessary
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Asian Pear
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Maqui Powder


  1. Add oats and water to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. While the oats are cooking, chop the pear into small slivers (see blog post for pictures).
  2. When the oats are done, stir in the chopped pear, flaxseeds, and maqui powder. Enjoy your purple breakfast!
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November 15, 2021
Elizabeth | The Plant-Based Catholic
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking.
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography