It’s always a little harder getting up on these cold dark mornings, but knowing there’s a super tasty breakfast waiting makes it a little easier…..these poached pears on top of a bowl of a hot porridge will have you jumping out of bed!
As previously mentioned in my Morning self care & kale smoothie recipe breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I never miss it! Even if I’m travelling and know I won’t have much time the following morning to sit down and eat, I don’t skip it. I simple prep a batch of my Cacao overnight oats recipe or my Banana bread baked oats and bring breakfast with me on the go.
I most often than not have an oat based breakfast as I find oats filling and versatile, for me there is nothing more comforting or inviting in the morning than a bowl of hot porridge topped with fruit, seeds, nut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup….its like a big warm belly hug!
In order to keep variety with my porridge, I make sure to have plenty of different toppings prepared….compotes, granola and toasted seeds are my favourites. However, recently I ordered pears in my local veg box and unsure what to do with them I decided to poach them….what a good idea that was, as they turned out super tasty.
If you’re not a breakfast person a suggest your try out this recipe, I bet you’ll be quickly converted!
4-5 pears (I used conference)
2 medjool dates
250ml boiled water
1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar ( or maple syrup)
1 teaspoon mixed spice/ pumpkin spice
- Place water, sugar,dates and spice into a small/medium saucepan and bring to boil. Once boiling reduce heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Once softened mash dates into liquid.
- Meanwhile peel pears and use a melon baler to scoop out the cores.
- Add pears to liquid, bring liquid back to boil and then reduce to a low simmer, cook pears until soft, 5-7 minutes ( You want the pears to retain their structure).
- Remove from heat, transfer pears and liquid to a container and leave to cool.
- Serve on top of porridge or with a spoon of coconut yogurt and a sprinkle of granola.
This recipe will store well in a fridge for 3-4 days.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, please let me know if you try it and tag me on Instagram @kitchentablebaking!
Peace and love,
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