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5-Minute Spiced Pear Overnight Oats

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This spiced pear overnight oatmeal is a hearty breakfast loaded with rolled oats and Greek yogurt. Mix it up in just five minutes, then store it in the fridge overnight to wake up to decadently thick and creamy oatmeal with chunks of cinnamon-spiced pears. In the morning, eat it cold or quickly warm it in the microwave, then savor the flavors of hearty oats and fresh pears.

A spoonful of creamy oatmeal with chunks of pear held above a white bowl.

A Versatile Single-Serve Breakfast

If you’ve been around here long, you’ll know that I love oats for breakfast. While it’s usually in the form of crunchy homemade granola with greek yogurt and fresh fruit, overnight oats come in a close second.

The best thing about making overnight oats is that they are so versatile and made in single servings that can be customized for whoever is going to eat them. You can add extra yogurt to make it thicker, extra milk to give it a thinner texture, or double the fruit for extra flavor. Eat them cold or warm. They also make a great grab-and-go breakfast recipe for busy mornings when you don’t have time to sit down for breakfast.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It’s super quick! Only 5 minutes of active prep, the rest of the work is done in the fridge overnight.
  • It’s easy! I’ve included step-by-step instructions, but you may not even need them.
  • Clean up is fast! You assemble and eat from the same container, minimizing clean up.
  • It’s seasonal! a delicious way to embrace perfectly ripe fall pears. I could eat it any time of day—seriously.

What You’ll Need

This recipe calls for just five ingredients to make these single-serve breakfast delights: milk, Greek yogurt, fruit, honey, and cinnamon. As written, the recipe makes one serving in a single-serve jar, but you can make multiple servings at once or make a large batch and portion it out. See the recipe card below for exact measurements.

A glass bowl containing milk, Greek yogurt, rolled oats, chopped pears, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Ingredients are laid out separately with labels identifying each component.

Featured Ingredient: Rolled Oat

While there are multiple types of oats on the market, I definitely recommend using rolled oats for this recipe. They are sturdy enough to soak overnight without turning to complete mush while also breaking down enough to be easy to chew.

Rolled oats are the same type that I use when making stovetop oatmeal and to thicken up my raspberry oat smoothie. They are so versatile when it comes to baking, too! They put the “crispy” in the topping on my apple crisp.

If you like mushy overnight oats, try making them with instant oats, while if you prefer loads of texture, try yours with steel-cut oats.

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  • A one or one-and-a-half cup resealable container. The larger container tends to be a little less messy when stirring. Glass jars work great, but so do clean takeout containers.
  • Measuring cups.
  • Measuring spoons.

How to Make Title – Step-by-Step Instructions

Making these single-serve jars of overnight oats is so simple. We are using a basic volume-based ratio of four equal parts of Greek yogurt, oats, fruit, and milk, with a little added cinnamon and maple syrup for extra flavor. It’s not fast because the oats need to soak in the fridge overnight, but it will be worth the wait.

A glass jar filled with layers of yogurt, oats, sliced pears, and a drizzle of syrup for overnight oatmeal.
Put the lid on securely, then shake to combine. Overnight, the milk will soften the oats, the spice will mingle with the fruit, and the yogurt will add a creamy tanginess, resulting in pure deliciousness. In the morning, all you have to do is enjoy.

Try them Warmed Up

When warmed up in the microwave, this flavor combination reminds me of a pear cobbler fresh from the oven. It takes about 60 to 90 seconds in the microwave and can be done in the same container as long as you’ve picked one that is microwave-safe.

Remove the lid and microwave for 45 seconds, then stir. Check how hot it is before you put it back in for more. If you prefer your oatmeal to be thinner, add a little extra milk and remember to adjust it for next time too!

A mason jar filled with creamy overnight oats, placed on a woven surface next to a green pear and two cinnamon sticks.

How to Store

These overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for about 5 days, as long as your milk and yogurt are still going to be good for 5 days. That means you can make a whole batch of them on a Sunday night to work your way through the week.

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A mason jar filled with creamy overnight oats, placed on a woven surface next to a green pear and two cinnamon sticks.

5-Minute Spiced Pear Overnight Oats

This spiced pear overnight oatmeal is a hearty breakfast loaded with rolled oats and Greek yogurt. Mix it up in just five minutes, then store it in the fridge overnight to wake up to decadently thick and creamy oatmeal with chunks of cinnamon-spiced pears. In the morning, eat it cold or quickly warm it in the microwave, then savor the flavors of hearty oats and fresh pears.
4.8 stars (6 ratings)
prep: 5 minutes
total: 5 minutes
servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pear
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • In a resealable 1 or 1 1/2 cup container, layer the yogurt, fruit, and oats.
  • Top it off with the cinnamon, maple syrup, and milk.
  • Cover securely with the lid and shake to combine.
  • Refrigerate at least 8 hours, then enjoy.

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Notes

Oatmeal can be eaten cold, or warmed in the microwave for 60 – 90 seconds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 11gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 501mgFiber: 6gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 104IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 173mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is for general information purposes only. For the most accurate information, calculate using your select brands and exact measurements.

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6 Comments on “5-Minute Spiced Pear Overnight Oats”

  1. Yum! was looking for something with pear and maple combo (because that’s what we’ve got at home right now) and this looks perfect! I’ll be making this one tonight!

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  2. 5 stars
    I can never get enough of oatmeal. I’ve loved it even as a child, however, I’ve never eaten it with pears but yours sound wonderful. I’m going to have to give pears a chance 🙂

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  3. 5 stars
    This looks so great! I made overnight oats once before and forgot about them since then. Thanks for reminding me that I need to start making these more!

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