Cinnamon, pear and date porridge

Cinnamon, pear and date porridge

By
From
Zest
Serves
4
Prep
5 mins
Cooking time
15 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

Perfect porridge is about getting the right consistency for you and your family. For a ‘runnier’ texture, just add extra milk or water during cooking as required.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 litre low-fat milk, plus extra to serve
4 pears, cored, unpeeled and sliced
or canned pears, drained and chopped
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
maple syrup, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, pears, oats and dates and bring to the boil over a low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Simmer the porridge for 10–15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pears are tender. Remove from the heat.
  3. Spoon the porridge into 4 serving bowls, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve with extra milk and maple syrup, if desired. A sprinkle of chopped walnuts before serving adds a lovely crunch.

Super ingredient: Cinnamon

  • If you only have room for one spice in your kitchen, cinnamon is it! Research has revealed that small amounts of cinnamon, (around half a teaspoon or 3 grams), taken each day may lower blood sugar levels in diabetes. So be generous with the cinnamon; it goes beautifully in many desserts, such as creamy rice, baked custard, apple crumble, apple strudel and stewed pears.
Tags:
healthy
diet
low
fat. low-fat. low
calorie
low-calorie
skinny
nutritional
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