Saturday, January 13, 2018

Roasted and raw pear, cocoa, cinnamon and cardamom vegan porridge / oatmeal

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    Today, I wanted to publish a new breakfast recipe - or to enjoy as healthy snack if you divide the quantities in half. If you are in a hurry in the morning, don't worry, you can still have a lovely porridge because it will be ready in 10 minutes only! Isn't it nice to sit and enjoy a healthy but yummy comforting, warm and seasonal bowl, that will fill you until lunch, especially in Winter before going out and facing a freezing weather?!

   As for the previous porridges I published before, you can adjust the recipe according to your taste, whether you like it more or less thick or liquid, if it's the first time, try the recipe and feel free to adjust the quantity of water/milk and cereal flakes next time. You can also adjust the quantity of the flakes and garnish if you're a smaller and bigger eater. And don't hesitate to vary the flakes, I often use part oats and part buckwheat, bran, quinoa, rice, spelt, etc. They all have different taste and texture. Here I used buckwheat because I think it goes so well with pear and cocoa.

   This porridge has become of my favorite during Fall and Winter, I like the comfort of cocoa, the sweetness of the pear and the spices that come season the bowl. I sometimes add some yoghurt as I did on the pictures to contrast with the cocoa. Some other times, I use banana instead of the pear and it makes a different porridge from the banana bread version I published here a few months ago.

   I slightly prefer raw pear that is more acid and I also like to vary using a roasted pear or half a pear. You'll just need a little more time to prepare it, then it's sweeter and less acid, you can chose which version you prefer or use both if you can decide.

   Don't hesitate to try the recipe and tell me which version you preferred and how you personalized this porridge if you try it, don't forget to send me a little picture that I can share on my social networks 😉

   If you like pear too, I have plenty of other recipes on the blog, this is one of my favorite Winter fruit! You'll find other breakfast ideas or pear/chocolate or cocoa associations.

Roasted and raw pear, cocoa, cinnamon and cardamom vegan porridge / oatmeal

Prep time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 2 to 3 minutes + 15 minutes (optional)
Serving : 1 bowl

- 1 pear
- 2 tsp plant-based butter/margarine or coconut oil
- 1 dash of agave syrup (or honey if you're not vegan)
- 1 dash lemon juice
- ground cinnamon, to taste
- ground cardamom, to taste

- 250 ml water
- 30 g / 1,06 oz buckwheat flakes
- 20 g / 0,71 oz oats
- 10 g / 0,35 oz organic blond whole sugar
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 50 ml / 1/4 cup / 1,70 fl. oz unsweetened soy milk (or water or other "milk")
- plain, soy, coconut or other type of yoghurt (optional)
- ground cinnamon, to taste
- ground cardamom, to taste
- 1 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter) (optional)

  • If you choose the roasted pear option : peel (optional), cut in half or four and core it. Transfer into a gratin dish. Add knobs of butter/margarine/coconut oil, drizzle with agave or honey and lemon juice, sprinkle over some cinnamon and cardamom and bake for about 15 minutes at 180°C / th. 6 / 356°F.

  • Meanwhile, bring to a boil 250 ml / 1 cup / 8,45 fl. oz water in a saucepan. When it starts to boil, stir in the flakes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat, stir once or twice if needed.

  • If you haven't roasted the pear or just a half, peel, core and dice it.

  • Once the porridge cooked, out of fire, add the sugar, cocoa powder and milk or water - unless the consistency suits you - and stir. Don't forget that the porridge will thicken within a few minutes once cooked so you may want to add some liquid if you don't want it to look like a soft cake.

  • Pour in a bowl, add some of your favorite yoghurt if you want.

  • Add the roasted halves or quarters pear and/or the raw pear dices, sprinkle with cinnamon and cardamom, to taste.

  • End drizzling some almond butter or your favorite nut butter.

  • Enjoy right away because the porridge tends to cool down quickly. Here is how to begin the day on the right way, bon appétit!

💪 Approximative nutritional information (for a bowl, w/ a medium pear, w/out yoghurt): 355 kcal (56 g carbs ; 11 g proteins ; 6 g fat)

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1 comment:

  1. This looks and sounds so yummy! What a fabulous breakfast idea! A nice healthy way to start the day!


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