These warming and delicately sweet pears have been my breakfast for the past week or so and a welcome part of my morning routine. As soon as I’m out of bed I oil pull then I have a mug of warm herbal tea (usually rosehip or ginger) after that I do my movement/meditation practice, whether it’s yoga, pilates or some improvisation, before making something to eat. The weather is bitterly cold and I definitely haven’t been feeling 100% this past week so something simple and comforting was my craving. This recipe is exactly what I was after.
The week between Christmas and the beginning of the new year always feels like it crawls by. Everything becomes a blur – what day is it? what time is it? have I eaten too much dark chocolate yet? – it becomes all too easy to zone out. Which is fine if that’s more your pace this time of year but I still like to have some routine (complete creature of habit over here). Trying to at least have a morning ritual has kept me somewhat grounded in these fuzzy few days.
Pears are possibly my favourite fruit (maybe along with blackberries). The soft, grainy texture and the sweetness pair well with almond butter and in this case some really dark chocolate. Perfect for topping pancakes or waffles, having in your bowl of oatmeal or granola and it’s also really nice pairing a little warmed almond milk (or any other plant-based milk you prefer) with these pears to make them into a super cosy breakfast situation.
Warm Breakfast Pears with Almond Butter
makes one large-ish serving which can easily be split between two as a topping/side
1 large or 2 small pears
1tsp coconut oil (mine was solid as its so cold here at the moment)
pinch of cinnamon
2 tsp lemon juice
almond butter for drizzling
Chop your pears into rough cubes. Add all the ingredients to a pan on a low-medium heat and let cook for approx. 10 minutes. Serve warm and drizzle with almond butter. I also decided to grate a little extra dark chocolate on top and it was a great decision if you ask me!