Easy Pear Spiced Overnight Oats: 3 Simple Steps

Erin Swenson, Food Blogger

Pear Spiced Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are easy, healthy, and one of the most versatile breakfast options out there. It’s a make ahead meal that you can also take on the go. They are high in fiber and protein, but you can boost the protein content even more by adding protein powder or eating them with a hard boiled or scrambled egg.  

Oats are a whole grain. Many studies show that when eaten regularly, they can help lower cholesterol. This is due to a specific type of fiber found in them. Oats are high in fiber which helps curb hunger as the day progresses and helps maintain steady blood sugar levels throughout the day. When choosing an oatmeal for this recipe, old fashioned or rolled oats both work great. If you are eating a gluten free diet, there are gluten free oat options available as well. Steel cut oats won’t work for this recipe, but can also be made ahead in a crockpot overnight. 

The milk you choose to use in this recipe depends on personal preferences. Almond milk and coconut milk are both good options if you are looking to reduce calories or are lactose intolerant. Regular cows milk works great as well.

Using a plain Greek yogurt in this recipe boosts the protein content and adds extra creaminess. You can also use any other yogurt you prefer, but keep in mind that many flavored yogurts have added sugar. If you choose a flavored yogurt, considering leaving out the other sweeteners in this recipe. 

Chia seeds are a great way to increase the fiber content of your overnight oats and they add extra texture as well. Of you are looking for other easy overnight breakfast options, chia seed pudding is also fast and easy to make. Chia seed pudding is also a healthier dessert option.

There are many different sweetener options for your oats. Natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, and agave syrup are your best options. These sweeteners contain trace amounts of minerals. Maple syrup is slightly lower on the glycemic index compared to the other two, meaning it is less likely to spike your blood sugar levels. However, if you struggle with seasonal allergies, some studies show that finding and using a local honey can also be a beneficial option. 

  • In a container with a lid, mix oats, milk, yogurt, spices, vanilla, syrup, and chia seeds. Refrigerate for 3 or more hours. 

I like to make these up in pint sized mason jars. If you don’t have mason jars with lids you can make them in a Tupperware container or in a bowl or a cup covered with plastic wrap to keep in the moisture. You can also make multiple servings in one container they will be good in the fridge for up to 5 days.

  • When ready to enjoy, add sliced pear and chopped pecans.

The combination of spices, yogurt, and pears makes for a creamy overnight oats recipe that tastes warm, cozy and inviting. These overnight oats are DASH diet friendly. They are a perfect breakfast for fall, or any time of the year.      

Pear Spiced Overnight Oats

Pear Spiced Overnight Oats

Servings: 1 Prep Time: 5 Minutes Total Time: 3+ Hours

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup 
  • ½ pear sliced 
  • Chopped pecans
  • optional : 1 serving protein powder, if adding protein powder double the milk
  1. In a container with a lid, mix oats, milk, yogurt, spices, vanilla, syrup, and chia seeds.
  2. Refrigerate for 3 or more hours.
  3. When ready to enjoy, add sliced pear and chopped pecans.
Pear Spiced Overnight Oats

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