This spiced pear overnight oats recipe packs tons of flavor from warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. It’s a satisfying and nutritious make-ahead breakfast filled with healthy ingredients like old fashioned oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and Greek yogurt.

Two bowls of pear overnight oats on a grey striped towel

As a Registered Dietitian, you’re probably not surprised to hear how much I love breakfast. Starting your day with a nutritious meal gives you energy, promotes focus and concentration, and can help with weight management.

Oatmeal in all forms is my all time favorite breakfast to eat. I loved baked oatmeal, oatmeal cups, and stovetop oatmeal. But when I have a busy morning, I plan ahead to make overnight oats! This spiced overnight oatmeal recipe is a cozy and filling breakfast, and features baked pear. When baked with spices, the pear gets super soft, sweet, and even more delicious.

This easy overnight oats recipe is gluten free, nut free, soy free, and can easily be made vegan. It makes two servings.

Ingredients in spiced pear overnight oats

Here is everything you need to make this overnight oats recipe:

Ingredient and dietary restriction substitution suggestions

  • Make it vegan. Omit the Greek yogurt and add 1/4 cup extra almond milk, or use vegan/plant-based yogurt.
  • Use honey instead of maple syrup.
  • Swap apple for pear, for an overnight oats recipe for a similar flavor profile, spiced apple overnight oats.
  • Use a different plant-based milk (or dairy milk), based on preference and what you have on hand.
Spiced pear overnight oats ingredients measured out on a wooden cutting board

How to make overnight oats

Overnight oats are quick and easy to prepare! First, combine the dry ingredients in a jar or airtight food container: oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and apple pie spice. Then add the wet ingredients: almond milk, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup.

Mix everything up very well. Then cover and set in the fridge, for at least 2 hours, and ideally overnight. The oats absorb the liquid to thicken up and become soft, creamy, and slightly chewy as it sits in the fridge.

When ready to eat, portion into two bowls topped with spice baked pear! Overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold, but you can heat them up in the microwave them if you prefer them warm.

How to make baked spiced pear

The baked pear makes this overnight oats recipe! To make, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice a pear in a half the long way. Use a paring knife to remove the seeds.

Cut evenly spaced, thin slits into each pear half. Stop slicing about 1/8th inch of the way down, not slicing all the way through so the pear remains in tact.

Place pears skin side up in a small lightly oiled baking dish. Drizzle with a little bit of oil and add a generous shake of apple pie spice.

Bake for about 30 minutes until pear is fork tender.

Time saving tip: You can prepare the baked pears the day before and put them in the fridge, so you don’t need to do any extra work in the morning. Enjoy them cold or heat them up in the microwave before topping your overnight oats.

How long do overnight oats last?

Overnight oats will keep in the fridge for up to five days. Note that the longer they sit, the softer the oats will get, so the consistency might change over a few days.

Store overnight oats in the container you prepared them in, covered in the fridge.

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Pears nutrition benefits

Pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber. One medium pear has 6 grams, or 21 percent of your daily fiber needs. Fiber is an important nutrient that promotes digestive health, weight management, and gut health.

Pears also provide several micronutrients:

  • 7.7 mg Vitamin C (9 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.146 mg copper (16 percent of your daily needs)
  • 206 mg potassium (4 percent of your daily needs)

Oats nutrition benefits

Oats are another fiber-rich food. One half cup of dry oats provides 4 grams, or 14 percent of your daily fiber needs. The same serving also has 5 grams of plant-based protein.

Oats provide several micronutrients:

  • 0.186 mg thiamin (16 percent of your daily needs)
  • 1.72 mg iron (9 percent of your daily needs)
  • 1.48 mg zinc (14 percent of your daily needs)
  • 55.9 mg magnesium (14 percent of your daily needs)

Oats provide both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is beneficial for heart health, as it may help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.

Two bowls of pear overnight oats on a grey striped towel with small bowls of ingredients to the side

Chia seeds nutrition benefits

Chia seeds pack a serious nutrition punch. Just one tablespoon provides:

  • 3.3 grams of fiber (12 percent of your daily needs)
  • 2.2 grams of plant-based protein
  • 0.197 mg thiamin (16 percent of your daily needs)
  • 47.04 mg magnesium (12 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.146 mg copper 16 percent of your daily needs)

Chia seeds are a good source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids in the form of ALA. They are also high in antioxidants, which help fight inflammation and keep our cells healthy.

Hemp seeds nutrition benefits

Hemp seeds are an excellent source of plant-based protein. A three tablespoon serving has 10 grams of protein. Hemp seeds are also rich in micronutrients, including thiamin, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.

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Spiced Pear Overnight Oats

This spiced pear overnight oats recipe packs tons of flavor from warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. It’s a satisfying and nutritious make-ahead breakfast filled with healthy ingredients like old fashioned oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and Greek yogurt.

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

Scale

Overnight oats

Spice Baked Pear

  • 1 Bosc pear
  • Spray oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp apple pie spice

Instructions

Overnight Oats

  1. Add the oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and apple pie spice to a large jar or medium size airtight container. Stir together.
  2. Add the Greek yogurt, almond milk, and maple syrup to the container and mix very well.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least a few hours, ideally overnight.

Spice Baked Pear

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice pear in half lengthwise. Use a paring knife to remove the seeds.
  3. Use a knife to slice several thin slits into the pear, being careful not to slice all the way through.
  4. To a small baking dish, add a little oil and place the pears skin side up.
  5. Add a drizzle of oil and the apple pie spice.
  6. Bake pears for 30-40 minutes, until fork tender.
  7. When ready to eat, portion out bowls of overnight oats and top each one with half a pear.

Notes

How long do overnight oats last?

Overnight oats will keep in the fridge for up to five days. Note that the longer they sit, the softer the oats will get, so the consistency might change over a few days.

Store overnight oats in the container you prepared them in, covered in the fridge.

You can also prepare the baked pear ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

Keywords: pear overnight oats, healthy overnight oats, overnight oats with Greek yogurt, overnight oats with chia seeds

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