I’ve delightfully noticed that it’s the Finnish season for pears again, but I haven’t had yet any opportunity to go and buy some. Usually I put pears into my smoothie or eat them as such, but this time I decided use them to sweeten my porridge. Apple and cinnamon are a very traditional combination to spice up a porridge, but I feel that the soft sweetness of the pear suits into a warm porridge even better!
The idea was to make an easy basic porridge into which I’d cook the pear. In the end, I took the idea a bit further – and out came a lovely pear and coconut porridge with caramellized pear slices. The porridge was delicious, and it’s wonderful for those moments when you’re craving something extra (and delicious!) in your day. I must admit, though, that already the pear and coconut porridge was super good, even without the caramellized pears. So, the pear and coconut porridge is perfect both for those moments when you’re in a hurry and your normal routine, the pear providing its natural sweetness to the portion.
Coconut Pear Porridge with Caramellized Pears
2 dl rolled oats (gluten-free)
2,5 dl coconut milk
2,5 dl water
a dash of salt
1 Tsp Ceylon cinnamon
0,5 Tbsp butter (for dairy-free: virgin coconut oil)
Prepare the porridge first: mix the rolled oats into the liquids and add a dash of salt. Cube the pear into small cubicles and add them into the mix. Stir well and cook until done.
Cut the other pear into thin slices. Sauté the slices on a frying pan with some butter, then add some cinnamon and a sprinkle of coconut sugar. Let the pear slices simmer for a while. Serve the porridge with the caramellized pear slices.
Wishing you dreamy soft porridge moments,