It’s so much easier to get out of bed in the morning when you have a good breakfast to look forward to. This baked porridge with maple pears by Le Creuset is a comforting, wholesome and healthy way to start the day and feed the family.
On days when a little treat is in order, we like to replace the sultanas and chia seeds in this recipe with a scattering of dark chocolate chips. The bitterness works so well with the sweetness of the maple pears.
- 200g rolled oats
- 30g chia seeds
- 100g sultanas
- 1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon
- 30g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 300ml oat milk
- 600ml water
- Pinch of salt
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
For the maple pears:
- 2 pears, sliced
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ Gas Mark 4.
- Place all the porridge ingredients in the Le Creuset 20cm Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole and stir together well. Place on the lid and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes remove the lid and give the ingredients a good stir. Replace the lid and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes while you make the maple pears.
- Slice the pears thinly and place in a saucepan with the maple syrup and cinnamon. Simmer gently over a medium heat for approximately 5 minutes until the pears have become soft and sticky.
- Remove the porridge from the oven and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. When you are ready to serve, lay the sliced pear on top of the porridge and drizzle with the remaining maple syrup from the pan.
- Serve with a little more milk if required.
HINT: Try changing-up the dried fruit and nuts depending on what you have in the cupboard.