Poached Pear Porridge


Cozy breakfasts are my favourite on grey winter mornings and this one totally hits the spot. It is a pretty normal, comforting bowl of porridge but with a cozy twist that makes it a little more jazzy than a standard bowl of porridge with some berries. That would be a deliciously winter spiced poached pear. Sounds complicated I know, but I promise it is so simple and I wish I had tried making them sooner!

I don’t actually like pears usually, I find them quite bland, but this pear is poached with maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla and tastes divine on a cozy bowl of oats!

Poached Pear Porridge

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 1


1 pear

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp honey or maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

40g oats

200ml almond milk

1 tsp ground flaxseed (optional)

Freeze dried raspberries (optional)


  1. Peel the pear and add to a saucepan of water with 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of honey/maple syrup and the vanilla extract.

  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the pear is tender.

  3. Remove the pear and discard the water.

  4. Add the oats, flaxseed, milk and remaining cinnamon to the pan.

  5. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the porridge has reached your preferred consistency.

  6. Meanwhile, slice the pear in half and scoop out the core.

  7. Serve the porridge topped with the pear, a drizzle of the remaining honey/maple syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon and some freeze dried raspberries.


Fancy trying some other porridge recipes? Why not try my Autumnal Fig Oatmeal?

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