Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Grilled Pears

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Vegan apple porridge

Get yourself ready for a crisp autumn morning with this warming spiced oatmeal.

  1. For the grilled pears:
  2. 2 pears
  3. Coconut sugar
  4. Pinch of ground cinnamon
  5. Pinch of ground cloves
  6. Pinch of ground nutmeg
  7. For the porridge:
  8. Scant cup rolled oats
  9. 1 1/3 cup your favorite non dairy milk
  10. approx. 3 T water
  11. 1 apple
  12. 1/2tsp cinnamon
  13. Pinch of ground cloves
  14. Pinch of ground nutmeg
  15. For topping:
  16. 1 tbsp hazelnuts
  17. 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Pre-heat the grill on a medium-high setting.

  • Wash the pears, slice in half lengthways and scoop out the core. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with the sugar and spices. Grill the pears for around 20-25 minutes whilst you prepare the porridge.
  • Place a saucepan on a low-medium heat and add the oats, spices, and milk.
  • Wash the apple and grate it before adding it to the saucepan straight away before it browns. Stir the oatmeal well whilst it cooks to ensure you get a nice creamy oatmeal.
  • Whilst the oats cook, heat a frying pan on a high heat and add the hazelnuts. Shake occasionally to prevent burning until the skins start to peel away. Transfer onto some kitchen towel and leave to cool slightly before rubbing in the towel to remove the skins. Meanwhile toast the pumpkin seeds in the frying pan, shaking the pan until they start to pop then transfer into a bowl to cool.
  • When the oats start to thicken you may need to add some water, up to 3 Tbsp to get your preferred consistency. (I always find how much liquid you require can vary quite dramatically depending on what oats you use). After 15-20 minutes you should have perfect creamy porridge ready to serve.
  • Chop the toasted hazelnuts and sprinkle over along with the pumpkin seeds. Finally top with the grilled pears.

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