These Vanilla Roasted Pear Overnight Oats are high in protein and made with no added sugar. They’re a nutritious and easy way to start your fall mornings.

Pear Overnight Oats in jars alongside a pear

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If I was playing the host on Family Feud and I asked the contestants to “name a fall fruit” my guess is that the number one answer would be APPLES!! Of course there is a possibility of that strange uncle, who in retrospect should not have been asked to be on the team, who would shout PERSIMMON! And uh, I love persimmons, but come on uncle–apples are the darlings of fall fruit.

My guess is not many people would say pears. How about you, do you think of pears when you think of the fall? I have to admit I probably would have said apples myself. And that’s a big omission because pears are so wonderful in the fall. They are great with vanilla and ginger and maple… all warm and fuzzy fall flavors.

So, when Nielsen-Massey asked if I’d like to try out their new No Sugar Added Pure Vanilla Extract to make a fall recipe for busy back to school breakfasts, I knew I’d have to throw pears into the spotlight, since they are a natural complement to vanilla.

I ended up settling on a Vanilla Pear twist on Overnight Oats. And trust me, you won’t be disappointed. They’re the perfect make-ahead recipe for busy mornings and even mid-day snacks.

no-sugar overnight oats with almonds in jars

Key Ingredients For This Recipe

Pears

I used regular green pears for this recipe but red pears would work well here too. I also prefer to peel them when making this but that’s really up to preference.

Nielsen-Massey No Sugar Added Pure Vanilla Extract

Pure vanilla is a classic for a reason. I didn’t know this but vanilla has more than 300 flavor compounds. The process Nielsen-Massey’s uses (cold extraction) gently draws out and preserves all that awesome vanilla flavor.

Oats

Regular rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. If you’re gluten free make sure to get gluten-free specific oats.

Vanilla protein powder

Protein powder helps to add a bit of sweetness to the recipe as well as protein. If you don’t have any you can sweeten these no-sugar overnight oats with 3 tablespoons dark pure maple syrup instead.

Additional Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • generous pinch each ground ginger and cinnamon
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or low fat milk
  • 4 tablespoons almonds, for garnish
high protein overnight oats in jars topped with almonds

Step-by-Step Instructions to Make These Pear Overnight Oats

Step 1: Preheat oven & grease baking dish

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 2: Roast pear

Peel and cube the pears, toss them with butter and spices, and then roast them until they are softened and starting to caramelize a little bit, about 22 to 30 minutes. When they come out of the oven, toss them with the Nielsen-Massey No Sugar Added Pure Vanilla Extract.

Step 3: Mix overnight oats

Stir to combine the oats, almond milk and protein powder (or maple syrup) in a large measuring cup. Divide the mixture among 4 jars, then top with roasted pears. Cover the jars and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. Top with almonds, if desired.

FAQs and Expert Tips

How to add protein without protein powder:

Once the overnight oats mixture has sat before dividing it into jars, mix in plain non-fat Greek yogurt for a protein boost.

What to top with instead of almonds:

If you don’t like almonds, top with walnuts or pecans instead. If you have a nut allergy you can top with a sprinkling of cinnamon for added flavor or even some nut-free granola for crunch.

How to store these overnight oats:

Pour the oats mixture into jars, then top with the pears. Cover with lids and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Overnight oats with maple syrup vs. protein powder:

I tested this recipe out with two variations: one is sugar free and high in protein and the other is sweetened with pure maple syrup. To make the sugar-free high-protein overnight oats recipe, just add vanilla protein powder sweetened with stevia into the oats and milk. I like whey protein, but if you prefer another source use that instead. If you avoid non-nutritive sweeteners or protein powder, then you can still make this recipe by simply using pure maple syrup instead of the protein powder.

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Vanilla Roasted Pear Overnight Oats {High Protein and Sugar Free}


  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

These Vanilla Roasted Pear Overnight Oats are high in protein and made with no added sugar. They’re a nutritious and easy way to start your fall mornings.


Ingredients

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  • 2 large pears, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • generous pinch each ground ginger and cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Nielsen-Massey No Sugar Added Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or low fat milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder or 3 tablespoons dark pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons almonds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Toss pear, butter and spices in a large baking dish. Transfer to the oven and roast until the mixture is bubbling hot and the fruit mixture is browning, 22 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in Nielsen-Massey No Sugar Added Pure Vanilla Extract.
  3. Stir oats, almond milk and protein powder (or maple syrup) in a large measuring cup. Divide among 4 jars. Top with pears. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Top with almonds if desired.

Notes

Storing:

Pour the oats mixture into jars, then top with the pears. Cover with lids and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 jar
  • Calories: 355 cal
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 15 g

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