Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears! This recipe boasts of its 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.
It's hearty enough to keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. Vegan, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free. Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes to whip together while you allow let the refrigerator do the rest overnight. An ideal breakfast for meal-prepping and eating on the go!
Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears! My, my, my---where do I begin? With Fall well and truly here, I'm so excited to begin sharing traditional and not-so-traditional recipes that incorporate warm Fall spices and killer combos like this one. These oats are so rich in flavor, it's unbelievable! Plus, this recipe is dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and so easy to make, including a make-ahead option for all those busy bees. Mornings can be busy, but with this recipe, breakfast is ready, set, and prepped, making mornings a breeze.
Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfast foods because they are portable, healthy, nutritious, and easily made vegan. I'm sure you've seen by now how much I enjoy experimenting with different flavors.
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There isn't an easier breakfast recipe than these dairy-free overnight oats. It takes less than 5 minutes to prep it before bedtime, and you are awoken in the morning to breakfast already made.
If you have kids, it's great to make overnight oats in lidded mason jars so the kiddos can grab breakfast and a spoon on their way to school. Overnight oats can be eaten cold, so there is no need for a microwave. That is unless you prefer your oatmeal hot!
Instead of prepping your oats each evening, you can make one large batch of oats on Sunday evening and portion out your breakfasts for the entire week!
Feel free to change up the flavors and ingredients day-to-day based on what you have in the house. Label the tops of the jars, so you know which flavor you are eating on a given day. I find that by doing this, I never get sick of eating oatmeal in the morning since the flavors are varied and customized!
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:
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
This Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days if stored in an airtight container or mason jars. This allows you to take them with you everywhere you go, making them perfect for the hectic workday lifestyle. If it has been sitting for a while, give it a good stir and perhaps add a little more plant-based milk to loosen everything up!
That’s totally up to you! You can have these overnight oats hot, lukewarm, or cold! Whatever floats your oat boat! If you warm it up, keep in mind it will thicken up a bit so add a little extra of your favorite plant-based milk if you like the texture a little less thick. My fave plant-based milk to use is my Homemade Creamy Cashew Milk, and this Creamy Vanilla Sesame Milk.
An apple a day keeps the doc away, but what about the humble pear? Pears are loaded with health benefits and flavor, so I love finding ways to incorporate them into recipes! The antioxidants in them boost immunity and fight a variety of health problems. They are also high in essential nutrients and minerals. So here is your sign to eat more of them, fresh or in recipes like this one, to reap all of the benefits!
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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Hi, how many servings does this make?
Hi Eileen! This makes 2 servings! 🙂
just found your recipe - thank you!
I do have a question though...
for the oats prep - step 5, is it really 2-3 Tbsps vanilla extract?
While I do love vanilla, that seems quite a lot
Hi! I'm so glad that you found my recipe! You can actually adjust the vanilla to 2 tsps if preferred! I hope that you enjoy! 🙂
I LOVE overnight oats! These are SO good and my girls love it!
I can't think of a better way to start the day! Delicious, and love having breakfast prepared the night before. Vanilla and maple work so well together.
I make overnight oats (Bircher) all the time and these variations make it great.
Saving this one so that I am ready for those back to school mornings.
I feed my kids oatmeal every morning and these vanilla overnight oats really took our morning routine up a notch! Such amazing flavor and so convenient too.