Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears! Vegan, Gluten-free, and only takes 5 minutes to whip together while you allow let the refrigerator do the rest overnight. This recipe boasts of it’s creaminess, thickness from the thickly cut oats used, and generous vanilla + nutty flavors from the delicious almond butter marrying well with vanilla; which all create quite the experience in just one bowl.
Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears! My, my, my—where do I begin? These oats are so rich in flavor, it’s unbelievable! Plus, this recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and so easy to make including with a make ahead option.
With Fall coming soon enough, I’m so excited to begin sharing traditional and not so traditional recipes that incorporate warm, Fall spices and killer combos like this one.
I know that summer has been a bit different this year and I can imagine that Fall/Winter will be also, however, I love the beautiful autumn leaves and the scenery of leaves falling to the ground, cooler weather, and the whole bit.
This summer has been HOT in a lot of places and while I enjoy a good soak in the sun, it’s been way too hot for comfort in the last few months, so cooler weather seems a bit promising to say the least.
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’re already aware that we LOVE, LOVE flavor on this small corner of the web. Haha.
With the new website design and layout, I’ve been truly taking inventory of the types of recipes that I share and the ones which are lower in count. With that being said, I’ve been planning out content that boost a few food type categories and can’t wait to see how much you guys like them!
When it comes to overnight oats, you guys have been super receptive to the versions on the blog and if you aren’t already aware, here are a few to check out now:
This Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is a healthy way to kick start your day and is beautifully textured.
This Peanut Butter Chia Seed Overnight Oats recipe is the perfect healthy meal to kick start your day or meal prep for the week ahead.
This Superfood Overnight Oats: Maca, Cacao, + Chia Seeds recipe is a healthy satisfying and energizing option for the perfect grab-n-go breakfast.
Thick Cut GF Oats – Healthy + full of fiber
Almond Milk – Makes things nice + creamy; Sub with your fave plant-based milk
Almond Butter – Adds a nice nutty flavor
Vanilla – The main star in terms of flavor
Agave – A light sweetener; sub w/ maple syrup
Pears – Beautiful touch of warmth
Pecans – Always love adding nuts for delicious nuttiness
Walnuts – Always love adding nuts for delicious nuttiness
Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, All spice – the best combo of Fall flavors
Vegan Butter – Nice buttery flavor
Brown Sugar – Adds a beautiful caramelization to pears
If you aren’t familiar, oats are super nutritious! They include a great source of carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
Other great benefits:
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
Now let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?
Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.
Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).
To Make Maple Spiced Pears:
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter and add pears, cooking them for 1-2 minutes while stirring until evenly coated. At this point, pears should be slightly tender. Add brown sugar, maple syrup, and spices, stirring to ensure that pears are evenly coated. Cook for 1-2 minutes until they begin to caramelize. Remove from heat.
To serve (hot or cold), add oatmeal to individual bowls or jars and top with caramelized pears, then toasted pecans + walnuts, if desired.
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Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears.