Porridge topped with vanilla poached pears with almond butter

Vanilla poached pears with almond butter porridge topping

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2

Take your porridge to new levels at breakfast time with these divinely soft and sweet poached pears, plus almond butter topping. Mornings never tasted so good

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal208
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0g


  • 2 small pears



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

  • 100g caster sugar
  • juice of ½ a lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 vanilla pod (alternatively, use 1 tsp vanilla bean paste)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • toasted flaked almonds


  1. Peel, halve and core the pears. Mix the sugar and lemon juice with 200ml water in a small saucepan. Halve the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the pan, then add the pod (or add the vanilla bean paste). Heat until the sugar has dissolved.

  2. Add the pears and cover the surface with a circle of baking parchment (this will ensure the pears cook through evenly). Cook for 15-20 mins until the pears feel soft when poked with a knife, then leave to cool. Can be kept chilled in the liquid for up to one week.

  3. Meanwhile, make your porridge. Mix the almond butter with enough poached pear liquid to form a drizzling consistency, then spoon over the porridge and top the bowls with the pears. Scatter with the toasted flaked almonds.

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