Vanilla poached pears with almond butter porridge topping

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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 208
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 19g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0g


  • 2 small pears
  • 100g caster sugar
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • 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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