Pear Overnight Oats are a delightful blend of rolled oats soaked in milk or yogurt overnight, infused with the sweet and subtle flavor of fresh diced pears. This wholesome, convenient, and healthy breakfast option offers a creamy texture and a burst of fruity goodness to start your day.
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Cinnamon Pear Oats
In my opinion pears are an underrated fruit. Like apples they’re so versatile. You can take them savory (like in this Pear and Pecan Salad) or make them something a little sweeter like these Pear Overnight Oats.
The mildly flavored pear goes well with hearty oats and notes of cinnamon. Plus, the already soft fruit doesn’t seem to become as mushy as some other fruits do when it comes to oatmeal.
This easy recipe is full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats making it a perfect breakfast or pre/post-workout snack that will keep you full for hours. I like topping mine with a drizzle of nut butter and an extra scoop of greek yogurt for a complete and satisfying meal.
Looking for more overnight oat variations to treat your taste buds? Try these Birthday Cake Overnight Oats, Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, these Pecan Pie Overnight Oats, Almond Joy Overnight Oats, or these Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats.
Why I'm obsessed with Overnight Oats
I’ve made multiple overnight oats recipes – why?! Because they are SO easy to make, they are *almost* effortless, and you can customize the flavor combinations. It’s so easy to get creative and they are perfect for busy mornings when you need a no stress breakfast.
- Rolled Oats - Create the best texture as compared to steel cut or quick oats.
- Vanilla Protein Powder - I used Clean Simple Eats Simply Vanilla. You can use code APOP to save $$! Also don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors. I think a Snickerdoodle or Coconut could work well here, too.
- Greek Yogurt - Makes the oats extra creamy.
- Pears - Make sure you have ripe pears. They give off much more flavor.
- Ground Cinnamon - Compliments the pear nicely.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- Use any kind of milk in this recipe: Oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk etc. I usually opt for dairy skim milk for extra protein.
- Fruit: Try any kind of fruit either in addition to or instead of the pear. The vanilla and cinnamon flavors in the oats go well with apples or peaches.
- Omit maple syrup if you prefer less sweet oats. You can also substitute in honey or agave nectar.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Place all of the ingredients except the pears into a large mixing bowl. Give it a good stir until combined.
2. Fold in the diced pears gently. Cover the bowl and refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight so they're ready the next morning.
3. When ready to eat, serve as chilled, thick overnight oats or add another ⅓-¼ cup milk for thinner, smoother consistency. Top with more fresh pears and drizzle of nut butter. Enjoy!
- Are the oats too thick the next day? Add more milk and stir. It will make them extra creamy.
- Are the oats too thin? Add more oats and let sit for at least another hour.
The Best Oatmeal Toppings
Overnight oats are a canvas for all of the toppings. Try adding:
- Your favorite granola
- More fresh fruit like sliced bananas or fresh strawberries
- A dollop of greek yogurt
- Nuts/seeds like chia, flax, sliced almonds or pecans.
- Nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter. Even OatHaus granola butter or Nutella would be amazing!
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I don’t recommend any longer as the pears won’t stay fresh and will become mushy.
Oats are 100% whole grain, lots of protein from milk, yogurt, and protein powder, and fresh fruit (a great way to get easy energy!). These oats are a great option for a well rounded breakfast.
After the overnight soak, these oats can be served straight from the fridge or warmed if you prefer. I like mine cold but heating almost makes it taste like a pie or fruit crisp.
If you’d like to warm these oats, they can be warmed in the microwave right in the mason jar (lid removed) in 30 second intervals stirring between each to ensure it gets warmed throughout.
You cannnn, but this recipe hasn’t been tested with them. They require more time and more liquid. If you try, be sure to leave a comment if it works.
I also recommend steering away from quick oats, these will become too soft.
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Pear Overnight Oats
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- knife and cutting board
- rubber spatuala
- 1 ⅓ cups rolled oats
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, optional
- 1 ⅓ cup milk
- ⅔ cup vanilla greek yogurt
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- 2 pears, ripe
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- Place all of the ingredients except the pears into a large mixing bowl. Give it a good stir until combined.
- Fold in the diced pears gently. Cover the bowl and refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight so they're ready the next morning. Optional: Split between 4 jars so you have single servings ready to go.
- When ready to eat, serve as chilled, thick overnight oats or add another ⅓-¼ cup milk for thinner, smoother consistency. Top with more fresh pears and drizzle of nut butter. Enjoy!
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