Perfect creamy porridge with caramelised pears

There’s little better on a chilly morning than diving into a steaming bowl of creamy porridge. It sets you up for the day and leaves you feeling cosy, nourished and sustained. Our delicious porridge recipe comes with a twist and features a topping of spiced, caramelised pears.

We cook our pears in honey and butter for a real sweet treat. While this sounds indulgent, both ingredients offer a number of helpful wellbeing benefits. Grass-fed butter is a rich source of vitamin A. This helpful vitamin not only supports our immune system, but also plays a role in keeping our skin healthy.

Honey – specifically raw honey – is thought to have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to mop up damaging free radicals that our cells generate during metabolism. Antioxidant levels vary from honey to honey (depending on the bees’ floral source and location), but typically the darker the honey means a higher value of antioxidants. The best honey comes from your local producer – and don’t think that this rule doesn’t count if you live in a town or city. Urban bees are thriving and produce delicious honey!

Enjoy our porridge recipe with a sprinkling of seeds for added crunch. Delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 100g porridge oats
  • 700ml full-fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp clear runny honey
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 pears, chopped lengthways into 1cm slices
  • 2 tsp fennel seedss
  • 2 tsp mixed seeds
  • Sea salt

Method

  1. Add the oats into a saucepan with the milk and bring to the boil. Sprinkle in a little salt, and the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Simmer for around five minutes, stirring occasionally to stop it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add more milk if needed.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, melt the honey and butter over a medium heat until they start to bubble. Add in the pear slices and cook for one to two minutes on each side until softened and caramelised. Add in the fennel seeds with a minute to go, to make sure they don’t burn. Pop the saucepan under the grill at 200°C for around six minutes until the pears have turned golden.
  3. Serve the porridge with the pears and juices from the pan. Finish with a sprinkle of seeds per serving.