This Irish porridge recipe - both sweet and satisfying - is the perfect antidote to these dreary winter mornings.
Apart from the Scottish perhaps there's no other nation more associated with porridge oats. Here's a delicious and nutritious recipe from the Irish health food cafe, Sprout and Co.
Stewed-pear, cinnamon, and sweetened pecans Irish porridge recipe
Time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy
Tip: Soak oats in the milk overnight.
- 1 part rolled oats to 2 parts milk
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
- ½ teaspoon five-spice powder
- ½ teaspoon orange zest
- 50g pecans, toasted in a medium oven until golden, toss in maple syrup, roughly chop
- Cinnamon, to garnish
Pour oats and milk into a saucepan, add maple syrup and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to stop it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add a little more liquid if needed.
To make the stewed pear, place the chopped pear with some water and the spices, cover, and cook on medium heat until softened – about five to six minutes. Mix in the orange zest.
Ladle porridge into a bowl and finish with a spoonful of stewed pear, pecans, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
* Originally published in Oct 2019. Last updated in January 2022.