Bring water and apple cider to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in oats and salt; reduce heat to low, and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add pear, cranberries, cinnamon, and vanilla, stirring gently to combine; cook 3 minutes or until oats are tender. Stir in pecans and milk.
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Quick & very tasty. I didn't have any pears so I threw in a half cup of fresh cranberries to the water & cider. I also reduced the water to 1/4 cup and added several tablespoons of plain greek yogurt with the milk which gave it a nice creamy texture. Without the pears, I felt it needed more sweetness I so added a packet of Equal and more cinnamon to taste. Next time I will increase the vanilla or use vanilla greek yogurt
I made a couple of changes, I used apple juice instead of apple cider (only thing I had on hand) and I left the milk out as the oatmeal seemed moist enough without it. I thought this was delicious and very filling. Even my picky 4 year old ate it! It also makes great leftovers!