Cranberry-Oat Baked Pears Recipe


We want to focus on inspiring you to eat foods that will boost colon health and decrease the risk of colon cancer. A great place to start is to try eating more pears.

Studies show that getting lots of fruit in your daily diet, such as pears, can lessen the prospect for colorectal adenomas (growths that signify the precursor in most cases of colorectal cancer).

Why Pears?

Pears are a high-fiber fruit with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support digestive regularity and a healthy colon. One medium pear holds about 5.5 grams of fiber, which assists your bodies efforts to dispose of waste and toxins. 

When you consume a pear, you also receive folate, potassium, and calcium, as well as antioxidants such as vitamin C, A and lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect cells from free-radical corruption. An additional gain is magnesium, a mineral that can help reduce your risk of colon cancer.

These Cranberry-Oat Baked Pears are a sweet and tangy fiber-rich snack/dessert to help you reach optimal colon health.

Ingredients (serves 4):

⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
2 tbsp chopped dates
¼ cup frozen cranberries, thawed/chopped in half
1 tbsp chopped pecans
2 tbsp honey
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 ripened Bartlett pears, cut in half
1 tbsp butter, melted


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet or pan
-Mix oats, dates, cranberries, pecans, honey, and cinnamon in a small bowl
-Remove seeds and a bit of the center from each pear half
-Place the pear halves onto the parchment paper, skin side down
-Brush some melted butter onto the pears using a small spatula
-Spoon some of the cranberry-oat mixtures into each pear
-Bake in the oven until soft, and you can stick a fork through the pears (about 15-20 minutes, depending on ripeness)
-Drizzle honey over the pears sprinkle extra cinnamon on top

Then, serve warm for breakfast or dessert!

Do not disregard indications of colon cancer (blood in stool, changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain or unintended weight loss). Make an appointment with a gastroenterologist if you have concerns. 

Take responsibility for your digestive health and load up on fiber-rich fruit, such as pears!

Jaime Hann