Goodness breakfast with maple pears

A bit of toasting the night before will give you a wholesome base for a quick and warming breakfast. Top with fruit, yoghurt, seeds or nuts to change things up.

SERVES 4-6

100g oats
100g millet flakes
100g barley flakes
100g quinoa
40g pumpkin seeds
40g sesame seeds
2 tbsp honey
800ml–1 litre almond milk

FOR THE MAPLE PEARS
2 pears, cored and sliced
1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve

TO SERVE
handful of flaked almonds

Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Mix the oats, flakes, quinoa and seeds in a bowl, then scatter onto a roasting tray and toast in the oven for 20 minutes. Check every 5 minutes and give them a shake to ensure they toast evenly. Once golden, cool them, then store in a jar until breakfast.

To make your breakfast, put 1 large handful of toasted mix per person in a pan with 200ml almond milk and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes until the grains are tender. Or, cook all the grains at once with 800ml almond milk and cook in the same way – add the extra 200ml of almond milk to loosen slightly, if you like.

Meanwhile, heat the pears and maple syrup in a separate pan over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until just warmed through. Serve your grains topped with warm pear, a drizzle of maple syrup and flaked almonds.

PHOTO: Martin Poole

Posted: 10.10.14 2 Comments

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Posted by Jenny at 4:42 on the 09.03.15

Is it quinoa grain or flakes?
If the whole grain, this has to be thoroughly rinsed first to remove bitter coating doesn’t it?

Posted by Jessica Lea-Wilson at 9:46 on the 09.03.15

Hi Jenny. Anna uses wholegrain but you could just as easily use flakes – just bear in mind they will cook a little quicker.

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