With their gooey texture, slightly sweet taste and a touch of cinnamon, these pear overnight oats make the perfect healthy breakfast. You can eat them cold out of the fridge or warm like porridge. You may also like these chocolate raspberry overnight oats.
Why you'll love this recipe
- No-cook overnight oatmeal makes an easy breakfast that you can prepare within minutes.
- It saves you time in the morning and prevents you from skipping breakfast.
- These cinnamon pear overnight oats are made without added sugar. The unsweetened pear puree provides natural sweetness without adding brown sugar or pure maple syrup.
- You can easily make this recipe vegan, gluten-free and nut-free to best suit your dietary habits.
Key ingredients and substitutions
Rolled oats are the best choice to make overnight oats. They absorb the milk easily while still providing texture. Use gluten-free rolled oats if you need to.
Chia seeds make the oats a little thicker. However, they are totally optional. You can leave them out or replace them with flax seeds.
Pear puree is similar to applesauce but made from pears. If you can't find it next to the applesauce at your grocery store, have a look at the baby food aisle. You might find unsweetened pureed pears there.
Alternatively, make your own pear puree from a ripe pear. Simply cut a pear into small pieces and cook them over medium heat with a splash of water until the pear falls apart.
Milk softens the oats overnight. Our favorite plant-based alternatives are rice milk and almond milk. You could also replace it with water (read more about 4 ways to make overnight oats without milk here).
Yogurt makes the oats extra creamy. You can use plain plant-based yogurt or greek yogurt (if not vegan).
Add a dash of cinnamon for a warming flavor.
- Read our full guide on overnight oats, where we reveal the best oat to milk ratio, how to make overnight oats with and without chia seeds, how long you can store them in the fridge, and so much more.
- Meal prep your overnight oats for the week. Mix everything in a large bowl and divide it up into individual bowls. You can also make them in separate jars right away.
- Use sealable containers to eat your breakfast on the go.
Step-by-step (with pictures)
Add the rolled oats and chia seeds to a Weck or Mason jar. Next, stir in the pear puree and the milk fo your choice.
Add a dash of cinnamon and give it a good stir. Close the jar airtightly over cover the bowl with plastic film. Place it in the fridge to set overnight or for at least 4 hours.
The next day, stir in some yogurt for extra creaminess. Add your favorite toppings.
Add-ins and toppings
- Almond butter pairs really well with the pear and cinnamon.
- Adding a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder is a great way to increase the protein content of your pear overnight oats.
- Add in some crunchy pecans for some bite.
- Cut up some fresh pear.
- Top the oats with some caramelized pears. Place the pear slices and a pan with a little coconut oil and some sugar (or maple syrup). Caramelize them over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Then reduce to low heat until the pear soften.
- Top it with homemade vanilla almond granola.
Frequently asked questions
Overnight oats will last for 5 days in the refrigerator if stored in air-tight containers.
You can use quick oats to make overnight oats but they tend to get a little mushier. We recommend eating them within 24 hours. If you want to meal-prep your overnight oats, definitely use rolled oats.
You can easily swap out the pear puree for the same amount of applesauce.
More overnight oats recipes
- Cinnamon overnight oats
- Chocolate raspberry overnight oats
- Overnight oats with vegan protein powder
- Tiramisu overnight oats
- Snickers overnight oats
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Pear Overnight Oats
- Mason jar
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Combine the oats and chia seeds and a glass jar or small bowl.
- Stir in the pear puree, milk and cinnamon.
- Close the jar with a lid or cover the bowl with plastic film. Place it in the fridge to set overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- The next morning, stir in some yogurt and add your favorite toppings.
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