It’s a new year and with it comes a new direction for us. Now, when I say that, I am referring to a new way of eating. This is at least the challenge we give ourselves. We want to try to start the year with a healthier approach to our diets. For Jackie, that comes much easier, because she has always been one to eat on the healthier side.
I, on the other hand, have always had a tendency to eat what I liked without much regard for how healthy it was. This first recipe of the new year will be sure to satisfy both Jackie and me, as it is both good for you AND full of flavor. We have made overnight oats in the past, however we have always used milk.
This time we wanted to give them a little more flavor and thought it would be good to try using some pear nectar instead. With the fresh pears we received as a Christmas gift, it seemed like a perfect fit. I think the pear nectar added a level of depth to the overnight oats, while the crunchy granola and coconut added texture to round this out. It's a delicious and beautiful breakfast. Follow us as we will try to eat more healthy, but don’t be worried. We will still have many great recipe options to come for those who are not as concerned with calorie counts.Print
Layers of sweetness make these Overnight Oats Pear Parfaits a step above the rest. We soaked the oats in pear nectar for unforgetable flavor.
- 1 C rolled oats
- 1 C pear nectar
- 1 C vanilla yogurt (non-fat)
- 1 pear (diced in ¼" pieces)
- ¼ C sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ C granola
- ¼ C toasted coconut
- The night before serving, combine pear nectar and oats in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
- The next morning, place diced pears along with sugar and cinnamon in a small sauté pan and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes
- Remove from heat
To assemble parfaits:
- Place ¼ of the oats mixture in the bottom of a serving dish and top with ¼ c of the yogurt.
- Top with ¼ of the pear mixture.
- In a medium bowl mix granola and coconut and top each parfait.
- Serve and enjoy
Keywords: Pear, oatmeal, oats, parfait, yogurt, breakfast, snack, nectar