Warming Pear Porridge (vegan)

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porridge, breakfast, recipe, pear, oats, vegan, gluten-free

Yay, we got our kitchen back! Or rather, we got a brand new kitchen after our old one burnt down in May, and we lived without a proper kitchen for five months! But now we got a new one, finally, with working oven, fridge and all, hurray! And so my breakfast porridge is no longer cooked on a camping cooking plate in our living room, but on an actual stove, yay.

In celebration of our new kitchen, i present this warming bowl of autumnal pear porridge, made with hazelnuts from my boyfriend's aunt and pears from my parents' pear tree.


Preparation time: 15 mins
Main ingredients: oats, pear, soy milk
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, low-fat


1 cup oats *
1 cup soy milk
1 cup water (you can also sub this for more soy milk)
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 ripe pear (apple would work too)

1/2 ripe pear (or apple)
1 ripe banana
1/2 tsp cinnamon
crushed nuts and/or buckwheat groats

Optional and additional condiments:

- shredded coconut
- nut slices (almonds...)
- seeds (chia, poppy, flax...)
- raisins
- ginger
- cardamom
- nutmeg
- brown sugar or coconut sugar
- cacao powder
- saffron
- fruit slices
- apple sauce

* use gluten-free oats if you are intolerant to gluten!


Bring water and soy milk to a boil. In a bowl, mash your banana and add to the pot. As soon as it boils, toss in the oats, stir well, switch off the heat and let it simmer on its own. Add in the chopped pear, and keep the lid closed as it simmers. 

After about 10 minutes your oatmeal should be ready, the consistency creamy and thick. 

Sweeten and garnish to your liking (i used pear, banana, cinnamon, crushed hazelnuts, buckwheat groats and some fresh blueberries) and enjoy :)

porridge, breakfast, recipe, pear, oats, vegan, gluten-free
My favourite book at the moment: Wildwood by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis.

Other warming recipes you might like:

Coconut Rice Pudding (vegan)
Rice Pudding with homemade Apple Sauce (vegan)


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