Fall is made for baking, especially with the kiddos. I am always looking for a good reason to whip up something yummy with my sweet kids. They are the best helpers in the kitchen a gal could ask for! I have so many fond memories baking with my mother. I hope I’m giving my kids those same happy memories.
This recipe comes deep from the roots of my family recipes. I’ve eaten it for as long as I can remember. My mom would whip one of these breakfast cakes up in a jiffy on Sunday mornings. Everyone loved it! All six of us kids would battle to the death for the last crumb… Ha ha. It is a tried and true Harris Family recipe. We usually had Apple Breakfast Cake, but sometimes I switch it up with the fruit. I happened to have some gorgeous pears on hand, so they became the star of this particular cake.
This recipe is so simple you pretty much can’t mess it up. That’s why it is such a great recipe to let your kids take the reins on. Lately my son has been a very eager baker. He’s always down for a good old baking session, even when it interrupts his playtime. He is coming up on 4 years old now… How does time go by so quickly? I can’t get enough of his enthusiastic joy at the chance to taste the batter, add the ingredients and mix it all up. It is so awesome to see the sense of accomplishment in his eyes when he makes something so yummy! It makes me laugh that when he bakes this cake he loves pears, but he wont touch the things just plain. Ha ha.
The sweet smell of Pear Spice Breakfast Cake is unbelievable. Simple, fall, warm, comforting. What more could you want in a breakfast when those temps start to drop? Grab a cozy robe, fuzzy socks, a cup of hot coco and nom nom nom your breakfast cake like the champion you are. Yes.
Happy fall baking to you all!
Pear Spice Breakfast Cake
- 1 1⁄2 cups Krusteaz Baking Mix 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3⁄4 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup chopped pears
- 1 pear, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup old fashioned rolled oats 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, dotted on top
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together Krusteaz Baking Mix, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt.
- In a separate bowl whisk together egg, melted butter and buttermilk.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry. Add chopped pears and gently fold together.
- Butter a 9 inch round baking dish.
- Pour in batter.
- Top batter with sliced pears in a circle pattern.
- Sprinkle rolled oats, sugar and cinnamon. Dot butter over top.
- Bake in oven for 35 minutes.
What is your favorite thing to bake during the fall months? This one is right there on the top of my list. 🙂