Easy Weekday Breakfast

Who has time to prepare an elaborate breakfast when mornings can be hectic and busy? Overnight oats are the perfect no-cook, prep-ahead solution when you are seeking a healthy grab-and-go meal to start your day or if you just want to keep things easy during the early hours. Our Pear and Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe is a delicious and nutritious way to make your morning routine a breeze with a winning combination of protein, calcium, fiber and vitamins. And it tastes amazing! Super creamy and filled with greek yogurt and fruit, this recipe is so easy to prepare the night before, is portable, and it provides a satiating morning boost that will energize you throughout your day. Simply prep your oatmeal with your mix-ins the night before and wake up to a yummy, ready-to-eat bowl of goodness.  Don’t delay–your healthy tomorrow starts today!

Nutrient Booster: Pear

We love using fresh fruit to flavor and naturally sweeten our recipes. We especially love including pears in this oatmeal recipe because they provide so much more than great taste. Pears are a delicious, nutrient dense fruit that pack a lot of nutrition in each sweet and juicy bite. A medium sized pear has 100 calories, no fat and 6 grams of fiber. The high fiber and water component of pears helps us to feel full and satiated for longer periods of time between meals and snacks. Pears are also a good source of vitamin C, which is important for cell growth and repair and needed for proper immune functioning and protection against certain diseases. Starting your morning with a bowl of our Pear and Cinnamon Overnight Oats will help you fight off a winter cold and lead you to a speedy recovery.

Better Breakfast Option

Eating a breakfast loaded with unhealthy processed ingredients and added sugar can make you feel sluggish, can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes and can lead to other chronic health conditions. But when you follow our basic breakfast formula, pairing whole-grain carbs with proteins, you will be fueled with the energy your body needs to feel energized and focused. Kick-start your morning with our Pear and Cinnamon Overnight Oats and you will never question why breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Pear Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 medium pear, sliced
  • 5 pecan halves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt and cinnamon in a mason jar. Stir lightly until well blended. Seal jar and refrigerate overnight. Prior to eating, slice pear and add to oats and top with pecans.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1 serving, Calories: 325 calories, Fat: 7.5 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram, Carbohydrates: 53 grams, Sugar: 25 grams, Sodium: 95 milligrams, Fiber: 9 grams, Protein: 15 grams, Cholesterol: 2.5 milligrams

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