Healthy Eating

Recipe: Pear, Cardamom and Almond Butter Porridge

This warm and spicy porridge is the perfect recipe for a cold morning. Spiced with cardamom and lemon zest and drizzled with almond butter, this porridge is packed with plant protein.

You can pan fry the pears ahead of time and warm in a low oven when you need them. If you’re going grain-free, you could use a mixture of ground almond and coconut and cook it for half the time.

Ingredients

2 peeled pears
75g of coconut oil
1⁄2 a teaspoon vanilla bean extract
1 lemon
160g rolled oats
400ml water
300ml plant-based milk of choice
1⁄2 a teaspoon of cardamom powder
2 tablespoons of Pip & Nut Almond Butter
50g of pecans, toasted and roughly chopped

Method

Half, core then slice each peeled pear half into six, so you have 12 pieces lengthways. Add the coconut oil to a large frying pan and place over medium heat and fry the pears for five minutes on each side. Halfway through add the vanilla bean paste and a squeeze of lemon juice and move on to the porridge. Place the oats, ground cardamom, water and milk in a large pan over a low heat. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring continuously. This slow and low method will give you the creamiest porridge.
Ladle the porridge into bowls, top with pears, pecans, a little lemon zest and a large dollop of almond butter. Keep the jar extra close as you’ll want to keep topping up.

Pip’s Top Tip: Remember to give your nut butter a good stir before using it, as the oils can naturally separate. This is because there is no palm oil in any of our nut butters, which is often added to stop this natural separation.

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