Porridge with pears and almond butter
- October 2023
- Serves 1
- Hands-on time 12 min
Toasted oats, warmed milk and a gentle cook are the secrets to good porridge – add syrupy pears and almond butter and it’s the best porridge in the world.
Use these easy preserved pears to top your porridge, flavoured with cinnamon and cloves.
- 27g (7.6g saturated)
- 54g (29g sugars)
- 60g organic porridge oats (don’t use jumbo oats)
- 250ml whole milk, plus extra to adjust (optional)
- 1 heaped tbsp almond butter
- 1 preserved pear, plus 2 tbsp syrup – we used homemade preserved pears but you could use tinned pears in syrup or swap for 1 fresh pear, halved and cored, with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup
- Put the oats in a small pan and cook for 2-3 minutes over a medium heat until toasted and nutty. Tip into a bowl and add the milk to the pan. Bring to a simmer, then add the oats. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly but gently for 5-6 minutes until thickened and creamy.
- Add a splash more milk to reach your preferred consistency. Serve the porridge topped with the almond butter, preserved pears and a little of their syrup (or fresh pear with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup).
Next time Try adding ground cinnamon, ground ginger or vanilla to the porridge for a flavour boost. For toppings, think bananas with maple syrup and peanut butter, stewed apples with cinnamon sugar, or pineapple with coconut yogurt.
Easy swaps Make the porridge vegan by replacing the milk with a milk alternative, and using pear syrup or maple syrup in place of honey.
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