Poached Pears and Porridge

In the cooler months, we find getting up so much harder! So we’re working on some nice warming brekky options to make it worth getting up for!

This poached pear porridge recipe came about when we both weren’t feeling so well and needed something warm and nourishing to make us feel better.

The pears provide a valuable source of water-soluble fibre, the turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, ginger provides relief from cold & flu symptoms and the cinnamon is filled with anti-oxidants! Teaming all of this with fibre-rich oats makes for one filling, healthy breakfast.

As a note, I usually cook my fruit in bulk (thus why this recipe asks for 1kg), and I will set them aside in the fridge to have as a snack or with yoghurt for dessert. Up to you how you choose to cook yours, though!


Serves 2


1kg pears

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon ginger powder

1 cup instant or rolled oats

1/4 cup boiling water

1 cup non-dairy milk

Extra cinnamon and turmeric powder to serve


Pre-cook approximately 1kg of ripe pears in about 500ml of water.

Add cinnamon, turmeric and ginger powder and leave to simmer and soften for about half an hour.

Drain pears and set aside.

(TIP: Keep the juice and serve with sparkling water for a fizzy ‘softdrink’.)

Add oats, water and half a cup of milk.

Place pears on top of oats and microwave for 90 seconds.

Add a little more milk and sprinkle with extra cinnamon and turmeric!

Best served with a nice, hot cuppa.