Vegan Cinnamon and Honey Baked Pear Porridge Recipe

Thursday, 27 February 2020


Now that I'm back in England post-travelling, I'm having to accept the fact that it's a little too cold for smoothie bowls, and my breakfasts may need to be a little more warming. Recently (largely due to Instagram) I can't stop thinking about pears. That sounds weird, I realise, but hear me out. Why do baked pears sprinkled with cinnamon just sound like the most unreal winter breakfast ever? Well, dear readers, because they ARE.

Baked winter fruits are some of my favourite flavours in the world, but I hardly ever have time to make them unless I've dedicated an afternoon to baking. However, this week it's been absolutely freezing in England and it got me wondering how I could incorporate some tasty baked fruit goodness into my mornings. I came up with an easy recipe for vegan baked pears which are super quick to prepare and taste amazing when added to a bowl of porridge!


Vegan Cinnamon and Honey Baked Pear Porridge

Serves one
(the easiest way to dictate this recipe seems to be for one person, but I did bake plenty of extra pears whilst I was making this and then stored them in the fridge - they taste just as good chilled!)

Ingredients

  • 1 pear
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 small handful granola or walnuts
  • 1 tbsp vegan honey
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 350ml non-dairy milk of your choice

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Slice your pear in half and use a teaspoon (or an ice cream scoop if you have one available!) to remove the seeds from each half. You'll want to leave a little semi-circle dip in each pear half to make it easier for your toppings to sit inside, but be sure not to scoop away too much of the fruit.
  3. Place the two halves on a lined backing tray and sprinkle the cinnamon and walnuts or granola over the top (the reason I include both here is because walnuts would have been my first choice but all I had in the house was granola, and it still tasted pretty good!)
  4. pour the honey over the top of the two halves. If your honey isn't super runny, heat it up in the microwave a little first before drizzling it over the top.
  5. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, remove the pear halves from the oven and place on a rack to cool. Whilst waiting for this to cool, add porridge oats and your non-dairy milk to a bowl and mix together.
  7. Place the bowl in the microwave for around 90 seconds and then remove and mix together. Depending on how runny you like your porridge, you may want to pop them back in the microwave for a little longer to combine them further. I usually pop mine in for another 30 seconds.
  8. Once the porridge is out of the microwave, top with the two pears and add a little more cinnamon, honey and granola to the top of the bowl (if you have any left).


And that's it! A super easy oats recipe with a little more winter warming flavour. Obviously there are countless other ways to enjoy baked pears, but they taste so good in porridge and adds so much flavour to the dish!

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