Spiced pear oatmeal is comfort in a bowl. It’s ready in just ten minutes and only requires one pot (which means fewer dishes for you – always a plus). It’s perfect for those colder mornings when you need something that’s nourishing and will warm you up at the same time.
Think of this spiced pear oatmeal as the homemade version of the store-bought instant oatmeal packets but made with really simple, good-for-you ingredients.
(Store-bought instant oatmeal typically has preservatives and too much refined sugar.)
This recipe requires a little bit more work than just adding water and a microwave, but I can assure you the flavor is far superior for the small amount of effort you’ll have to put forth.
Because this recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, it’s the perfect breakfast for weekdays or weekends.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Rolled oats. The rolled oats make for a super creamy base.
- Oat milk. The oat milk helps to cook the oats and make them extra creamy.
- Water. The water helps to balance out the milk and is part of the cooking liquid.
- Coconut sugar. Coconut sugar adds a bit of unrefined sweetness and a hint of caramel flavor.
- A ripe, but semi-firm pear. The pear adds natural sweetness, texture, and nutrients.
- Ground cinnamon. Adding ground cinnamon to your oats adds spice and minimal sweetness.
- Salt. Using a small amount of salt helps to balance out the sweetness.
- Toasted pecans. Since oatmeal is typically one texture, the pecans add variety and more flavor.
How to Make Spiced Pear Oatmeal
1. Wash and cut the pear (skin on) into small cubes. Set aside.
2. Add the rolled oats, oat milk, water, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt to a pot and bring to a boil.
3. Once boiling, add the pear cubes and give it a quick stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. While the oatmeal cooks, add your pecans to a dry pan over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until aromatic (but not burnt). Remove the pan from the heat and give the pecans a rough chop.
4. When the oatmeal is done, remove from the heat, sprinkle with more cinnamon, and add the toasted pecans. Serve warm.
5. This pear oatmeal recipes makes 2 servings.
No oat milk? ➝ Oat milk makes it super creamy, but any plant milk will work. If you consume dairy, feel free to sub regular milk.
No coconut sugar? ➝ You can use brown sugar or maple syrup instead.
Don’t like pears? ➝ You can also use any variety of apples. (This recipe is so good with apples, too!)
No pecans? ➝ You can use other nuts such as walnuts, almonds, cashews, or hazelnuts. Seeds like pumpkin or sunflower will also work.
Gluten-free? ➝ Even though oats are technically gluten-free, they’re often processed on the same equipment as gluten-containing grains making the cross-contamination rate high.
If you need to eat gluten-free, make sure to buy certified gluten-free oats.
Helpful Recipe Tips
1. You can use any variety of pear, just make sure that it’s ripe but still mostly firm. If it’s too soft, it’ll turn to mush in your oatmeal and you won’t bite into those sweet little pockets of fruit.
2. I don’t recommend using only water for the cooking liquid. Having the milk in there provides for a better oatmeal texture overall.
3. Make sure your nuts or seed are raw before you toast them. Then add them to a dry pan (no oil) and gently toss them to ensure they don’t burn. Burnt = bitter and the whole flavor will be affected.
4. This oatmeal recipe is foolproof and super easy to make!
More Healthy Fall Recipes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted Almonds and Poppyseed Vinaigrette
- Sweet and Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash
- Simple Baked Apples with Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce
Spiced Pear Oatmeal
- Wash and cut the pear (skin on) into small cubes. Set aside.
- Add the rolled oats, milk, water, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt to a pot and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, add the pear cubes and give it a quick stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- While the oatmeal cooks, add your walnuts to a dry pan over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until aromatic (but not burnt), tossing occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and give the pecans a rough chop (if not using pieces).
- When the oatmeal is done, remove from the heat, sprinkle with more cinnamon, and add the toasted pecans. Serve warm.