These pear overnight oats are creamy and delicious, with a hint of spice from ginger and sweetness from maple syrup. An easy to make vegan breakfast that takes minutes to prepare and is perfect for meal prep!
Overnights oats are so good for an easy-to-make breakfast or brunch, and are packed with healthy ingredients. If you love them as much as my family does, then perhaps you may also like to see my cinnamon overnight oats and my cherry overnight oats for some different flavours to try out too!
These spiced pear overnight oats are full of flavour, with a good zing from fresh ginger, as well as the delicious sweetness of pear and maple syrup. Simply combine the ingredients and give them a good stir to prepare!
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
Sweetness and spice. The combination of fresh pear and ginger is always so good, and so full of flavour. Perfect as a fall breakfast!
Quick and easy to prepare. It really is a case of just combining all the ingredients and giving them a good stir.
Add your own toppings. Although you don't have to include them, toppings are always fun and this recipe can be topped with fruit, nuts, seeds or desiccated coconut. Ideas below!
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
Some notes on a few of them:
- Pears - I use conference pears, but other types of pears with a good sweetness such as Bosc or Bartlett pears would also work so well.
- Oats - I suggest using rolled oats (also known as old fashioned oats) rather than the very fine quick-cook oats.
- Ginger - using fresh ginger root that you grate gives the best flavour. Remember to scrape off the hard skin first!
🍯 Suggested toppings
Toppings are always the fun part of overnight oats or oatmeal, and there are many to choose from:
Nuts and seeds - these always give a good crunch, so perhaps you may like to try pumpkin seeds, flaked almonds, chopped Brazil nuts or a sprinkle of milled flaxseed.
Granola - why not add a few spoonfuls of my turmeric spice granola for some crunch!
Dried fruit - a small handful of goji berries or chopped dates gives a nice sweetness.
📖 Swaps and variations
Swap fresh ginger root for ground ginger powder. While I do think fresh ginger gives a better flavour, you can always add a sprinkle of ground ginger in a pinch.
Swap maple syrup for agave syrup. Both give a lovely sweetness.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Just a couple of steps to make these pear overnight oats:
Prepare the pear and ginger. Dice the pear into small cubes and grate the ginger (image 1).
Steps 2 & 3
Combine the ingredients. Add all the ingredients to a bowl or tupperware and stir well to combine (images 2 & 3).
Stir again. If you can, stir the oats again after an hour to help the oats and chia seeds evenly soak up the non-dairy milk (image 4).
💭 Recipe tips and notes
- Stir, stir, stir! When combining the ingredients, make sure to stir well so the oats and chia seeds can soak up the milk.
- Giving the mixture a stir after about an hour can help it thicken evenly. You can also add more milk at this point if you like a looser consistency.
- Love really thick overnight oatmeal? Use ¾ cup of non-dairy milk rather than a full cup.
- Adjust the amount of ginger to taste. If you like a really spicy zingy flavour, add a touch more!
📋 Frequently asked questions
Any pears with a nice sweetness will work well, including conference pears, Bosc and Bartlett pears.
It is possible to use steel cut oats, but as they are much more dense than rolled oats they will need to be soaked overnight. They are likely to still be quite dense and chewy.
Overnight oats can be soaked for just two hours, or overnight as the name suggests.
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Pear Overnight Oats
- Bowl or tupperware
- Dice the pear and grate the ginger.
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl or tupperware that can be sealed. Stir or whisk well and set aside in the fridge for at least two hours. If possible, stir again after an hour or so.
- Add any toppings you like, then enjoy!
- Be sure to stir really well so the oats and chia seeds can easily soak up the milk and so thicken the oats.
- If you prefer thicker overnight oats use ¾ cup of milk rather than a full cup.
- Adjust the amount of ginger to taste preference. Add more for extra spice!
- Please note that nutritional information is offered as a courtesy. It is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate not a guarantee.
- pear, which scores 1.
- ginger, which scores 1.
- non-dairy milk has variable scores.