Spiced Pear Oatmeal

garnished spiced pear oatmeal in bowl on pink linen with cup of coffee beside it

This Spiced Pear Oatmeal is truly the BEST cozy and warm breakfast. Loaded with sweet spiced pears, pecans and creamy oats – it is quick to whip up and is oh so delicious!

Hello world – here I am…with another oatmeal recipe! 

Is anyone surprised at this point? Probably not. But y’all, I just *love* oatmeal. It’s so versatile – obviously with my many oatmeal recipes on my site…so warming, so cozy and truly my favorite Winter breakfast. 

There is nothing better than cozying up on a slow weekend morning until your blanket with a big bowl of warm oatmeal and cup of hot coffee. Truly the dream! 

I specifically am loving this Spiced Pear Oatmeal right now! 

Why You’ll Love this Breakfast: 

Alright pals, it’s pear season is officially here and I’m 100% taking advantage of it while I can! I feel like pears are so incredibly underrated and I specifically love them cooked in this dish. 

First off – they’re diced into bite size pieces (that is, if you can restrain yourself from eating them as you cut them…which always seems to be an issue for me, HA!) 

When you combine them with butter, cinnamon and a little bit of maple syrup – magic truly happens! 

close up of cooked spiced pears in oatmeal bowl

Oh and of course, the deliciously creamy oat base. 

The sweet spiced pears with the creamy oatmeal and of course the pecans on top for crunch. YES PLEASE! Pass me a cup of hot coffee with cream and I am seriously set for a wonderful morning. 

So let’s get into exactly what you need to make it.

Ingredients You Need: 

  • Rolled Oats 
  • Fresh ripe pears
  • Maple syrup (or whatever sweetener you’d like!) 
  • Milk of your choice (I used whole milk!)
  • Salted butter
  • Cinnamon 
  • Vanilla extract

Best Oatmeal Making Tips: 

First off, I want to try and take the time to convince you to start making your oatmeal on the stovetop! 

I promise that: 

  1. It doesn’t actually take that much more time than the microwave 
  2. It makes it a million times better and more creamy and delightful. 

Thank you for coming to my TED Talk. Let’s proceed!

I’d start off this recipe by dicing those pears! Cut into bite size pieces and then in a small pan, add some butter on medium heat and let it melt. 

diced pears in pan with butter

Next, let’s get started with the oats! To a small pot, add in the oats, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir to combine and let it cook on medium heat – stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom! 

While the oats are cooking, add in the pears to the pan with the melted butter as well as the cinnamon. Stir to coat and cook only for about 3 minutes or so – it shouldn’t take long for the pears to soften if they are ripe. 

Cook the oats until the milk has absorbed into the oats – about 5-7 minutes or until the oatmeal has reached your desired consistency. I prefer mine thicker!

cooked oatmeal in pot with wooden spoon

If you let them get too thick, you can always just add in another splash of milk to help thin it out. 

And now, time to assemble the oatmeal bowls and make it beautiful right?! Right! 😉 

mixed together bowl of pear oatmeal with spoon in bowl

Add the oatmeal as the base and then top with the spiced pears and pecans or walnuts! 

Mix together and taste and adjust sweetness if needed. For my taste, I felt like the ripe pears added enough sweetness but you can definitely add more if you need to. 

close up shot of mixed together bowl of oatmeal with spoon in it

And now it’s time to dig in! Creamy oatmeal, crunchy nuts, sweet pears…all the deliciousness! I hope you love each bite 🙂 

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few others you might like: 

Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal 

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Ginger Spiced Pear Hand Pies 

Thank you so much for following along here, friends! Want to see more? Be sure to follow ourbalancedbowl on Instagram and tag me with your photo if you end up making a recipe! You can also post a photo of your recipe to the Our Balanced Bowl Facebook page! I always love to see your re-creations! If you do make a recipe, it would make my whole day if you were to rate and comment so I can get your feedback! Lots of love! – Haylie

5 from 1 vote

Spiced Pear Oatmeal

This Spiced Pear Oatmeal is truly the BEST cozy and warm breakfast. Loaded with sweet spiced pears, pecans and creamy oats - it is quick to whip up and is oh so delicious!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade oatmeal recipes, oatmeal recipes, pear oatmeal recipe, spiced pears, yummy oatmeal recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Haylie


  • 2 ripe pears, diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 and 1/4 cup rolled oats (can also use quick oats)
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like your oatmeal)
  • 2 cups milk of choice (I used whole milk, can also use non-dairy - also you may need a splash more milk if you like your oatmeal thinner)
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (divided)
  • pecans or walnuts for garnish (if desired)


  1. In a medium size pot, add the oats, milk, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Place the pot on medium heat and stir to combine.

  2. Let cook on low/medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until it’s thickened to your desired consistency.

  3. While it's cooking, quickly dice the pears and let 1 tbsp of butter melt in a pan on medium heat. Once butter has melted, add the pears and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and stir together. Let cook for 3 minutes or until softened.

  4. Once your desired consistency of oatmeal is reached, taste and adjust if needed. Add additional sweetener, more spice etc. Add a splash or two more milk if you prefer your oatmeal more thin. 

  5. Dish out into bowls, garnish with cooked pears, pecans, extra extra cinnamon and if desired, a splash more milk! Enjoy and eat while warm!

Recipe Notes

If you desire your oatmeal thinner, add more milk! Adjust the consistency/sweetness as needed.

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