Spiced Pear Overnight Oats is an easy meal prep breakfast perfect for fall.
Since fall is here, I had to do a warm and cozy recipe that had all the fall flavors. I hate to break it to you friends, but I am already slightly pumpkin-ed out.
I know that may surprise you, but as a food blogger my Instagram feed has been flooded with pumpkin recipes, so I felt it was my duty to *spice* it up a bit. (Did you miss my puns? They’re baaaack!).
So, since pears are in season in the fall, and they’re highly delicious and highly underutilized in my opinion, I knew an easy recipe with pears would serve you well!
This recipe is a quick, easy breakfast that you can personalize to your preferences. I love overnight oats because they are a no-stress breakfast. I’m one to skip breakfast if I am short on time in the morning. But with overnight oats, you wake up knowing breakfast is already made!
I hope you enjoy, let me know in the comments below if you try it!
How to Make Spiced Pear Overnight Oats
To start, you’ll want to get a small to a medium-sized jar. I like to use a mason jar. You can also use a bowl! It doesn’t have to be fancy or photogenic. Especially if you’re short on time, grab what works for you!
Next, combine the oats and oat milk. Stir to combine. Next, add the Greek yogurt. You do not have to stir it in if you prefer your oatmeal to be layered, but I like to stir mine in to make the oatmeal have a smoother consistency.
Wash the pears and slice or chop them, according to your preference. Whatever will fit in the jar nicely works best! Sprinkle the pears with cinnamon and nutmeg and add them to the jar. Top with chopped walnuts and any other desired toppings: chia seeds, honey, etc.
Place a lid or covering on the jar and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, ta-da! Your oats are done. Stir to evenly distribute toppings and enjoy.
What Kind of Oats Can I Use?
You can use whatever kind of oats you prefer. However, I do recommend using old-fashioned oats because they have more fiber! Fiber is important for keeping you fuller longer and also is great for gut health.
If you do not have old fashioned oats, you can definitely use quick-cooking oats! While they have less fiber than old-fashioned, they still have fiber that is great for you.
Other healthy breakfast recipes you’ll love:
Spiced Pear Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup milk (I use oat milk!)
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup pears, sliced or chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp chia seeds, optional
- 2 tbsp honey, optional
- walnuts, for topping, optional
- In a small to medium jar, combine oats and milk. Stir to combine, ensuring oats are soaked.
- Add Greek yogurt. If desired, you can stir it into the oat and milk mixture.
- Wash pears and slice or chop. Toss in cinnamon and nutmeg, and add to oats.
- Add any of the desired optimal toppings: honey, chia seeds, and/or walnuts.
- Place a lid or cover on the jar and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, ta-da! Your oats are ready. Stir to evenly distribute toppings and enjoy!
Silly question…do I cook oats first???
Nope! You don’t need to cook the oats. They will become soft as they absorb the liquid in the milk.