How to Make It
Coat the insert of 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk the water, oats, maple syrup, ginger, salt, and cinnamon in the slow cooker until combined. Stir in the pears.
Cook, covered, on high for 3 to 3 ½ hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours, until the grains are tender but still intact.
Serve hot, topped with pecans, milk, and more pears and maple syrup, if desired.