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Pear + Pecan Porridge | Healthy Dessert for Breakfast Ideas

Pear + Pecan Porridge | Healthy Dessert for Breakfast Ideas

This delicious pear and pecan porridge is the perfect healthy breakfast to fill you up till lunch. 

My three-year-old easily eats more than an adults portion of this! Part of our 'Dessert for Breakfast' series, this one will be loved by grown-ups or kids! It's packed with nutty goodness, without the refined sugar of pre-made sachets of porridge.

If you don't know how to make porridge on the stove top, don't worry, it really is quite simple, and you can check on it as you go. It does take a bit longer so this is a good one to make on a weekend or a lazy morning, and you can also batch cook in large pots, and freeze into individual servings. 

This is also great as a vegan breakfast as it can be made up with a plant based milk. We love oat milk the best, although you have to be a bit careful as it can go a bit crazy! 



  • a handful of porridge oats
  • a mug full of milk or plant based alternative
  • a teaspoon of ground flaxseed (optional)
  • one pear, I prefer conference pears
  • a sprinkle of chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey/maple syrup


Heat the milk in a large saucepan until it starts to boil, then turn down the heat so that it’s simmering and add the oats while stirring all the time. Cook for 15 minutes, making sure you are watching and stirring regularly, then add the flaxseed.

Simmer for another 5 minutes, and keep checking and stirring it. Check for doneness, you want the oats to be creamy but still have ‘bite’. While that's cooking, put the almond butter and honey/maple syrup into a little bowl and mix. You might need to pop in the microwave for 15 seconds to soften it. Slice the pear. 

Once the porridge is ready, spoon into a bowl, add your sliced pear, top with the chopped pecans and drizzle with the sweet almond butter sauce. 


This is so delicious I've been known to have a bowl for dessert! I hope you love it! 

Amanda x

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