Instant Oats with Cinnamon, Pears and Pecans

Prep Time 7 min
Cook Time
Serves 1


1 packet instant or quick-cooking oats
Country Fresh whole milk (measured per packet directions)
⅓ cup Country Fresh cottage cheese
½ fresh pear, diced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ + ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup chopped pecans

How to

Prepare the instant oatmeal according to package directions. Once oats are cooked, remove and allow to cool slightly. Add the brown sugar and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and stir to combine. Place the diced pears in a small bowl and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon. Stir to combine, then add to the cooked oats along with the cottage cheese and chopped pecans. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired and serve immediately.

Notes: If your pears are slightly underripe, place them in a brown paper bag and store on your countertop for 1-3 days until they soften. Use the remaining pears for salads, fancied-up grilled cheese sandwiches or simply enjoy fresh slices.

Recipe and image provided by Half & Half magazine.