Spiced oatmeal fritters with coconut caramel pears

Spiced oatmeal fritters with coconut caramel pears

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins plus cooling

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Serves 4 (makes 8 fritters)
These dense, nutty-tasting griddle cakes are dairy free, with almond milk, nutmeg and cinnamon - perfect for a lazy weekend brunch or treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal509
  • fat34g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre7g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 250ml almond milk
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 3 large eggs



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For the caramel pears

  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 75g coconut butter
  • 2 firm Williams pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 200g coconut yogurt, to serve



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the almond milk, cloves, nutmeg and 3 tsp of the cinnamon. Bring to a simmer. Tip in the oats and cook for 6 mins over a low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and creamy, like porridge. Scrape into a mixing bowl, cover, and cool for 20 mins.

  2. While you wait, make the caramel pears. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over a frying pan set on a low heat. Don’t stir it, but wait until it starts to melt, turning dark golden here and there. When most of the sugar is melted, gently swirl to incorporate any dry patches. Stir in 25g of the coconut butter. Toss the pear slices in the remaining cinnamon, then add to the caramel and cook for 5 mins until softened. Set aside.

  3. Return to the oats now, beating in the eggs and ½ tsp salt to make a loose pancake-like batter. Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1 and put plates in to warm.

  4. Melt a little of the remaining coconut butter in a frying pan. When hot, add half-ladlefuls of the batter spaced apart and cook for 4 mins each side, or until golden brown. Remove to a plate and keep warm in the oven. Continue frying the fritters, adding more coconut butter as needed. Serve the fritters topped with a spoonful of coconut yogurt followed by the warm pears.

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Felix Ungar
16th Aug, 2017
A new favourite in the household... Moving to a wheat and dairy free diet for a family member, I've now added these oatmeal fritters to the breakfast regulars. Doubtful that these could be tasty without 'regular' ingredients, they are truly good and tasty. A little like flapjacks but without that over sweet element. Anything can accompany them! Toasted almonds, honey and sliced banana is devoured. As is fresh sliced strawberries and raspberries. Good recipe for any season!
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Felix Ungar
16th Aug, 2017
They're not quick for busy school mornings so I make them the night before. Heat in the oven low and slow. They're just as good!
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