Vanilla Overnight Oats and 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 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.

Vanilla Overnight Oats and Maple Spiced Pears [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Oats:

  • 1 cup Rolled oats, gluten-free
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Almond butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Agave
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt

For the Caramelized Maple Spiced Pears:

  • 1 d'anjou or bartlett pear, peeled + sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon All spice

Toppings:

  • handful toasted chopped pecans
  • handful toasted chopped walnuts
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Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.
  2. Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To serve (hot or cold), add oatmeal to individual bowls or jars and top with caramelized pears, then toasted pecans + walnuts, if desired.
  6. Bon Appetit!
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