Photo: Karry Hosford
3 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Add pear, cranberries, cinnamon, and vanilla, stirring gently to combine; cook 3 minutes or until oats are tender. Stir in pecans and milk.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

meeshwass's Review

February 17, 2013
WAY too much salt! My family couldn't even eat it! The other favors were good, so I am going to quarter the salt amount next time.

crzy4k9s's Review

January 22, 2011
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

starstruck81bob's Review

January 13, 2010
It was a very good recipe. I made it just for one, added dried cherries and vanilla soy milk. Also used apple juice and apples instead of the pear. Very good and filling!

mezwiz's Review

October 16, 2009
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!

platypus's Review

January 26, 2009
It's a bit sweet for the adults in our family but the kids sure do love it!