Chai Spiced Pear Porridge + WIN Ceramics

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Chai spiced porridge with mapled pears & pecans & cream

Today we’re doing something a little different. I’ve got a recipe for you – this creamy, comforting bowl of porridge jazzed up with mapled pears, spice and pecans to warm your autumn mornings – but there’s a little something extra on offer, too. I don’t own much in the way of ceramics. so the eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed that these rather charming breakfast bowls are new. New to me and potentially to you to as I’m offering one reader the chance to win a set, plus a copy of my book. It’s not often you see a sponsored or branded post in this space, but these gorgeous bowls come from a company called Loaf and with a name like that I simply couldn’t resist.

Pears & ceramics

I first discovered when we were hunting for a new bed. I’m a sucker for beautiful catalogues and their rustic, whitewashed countryside aesthetic is something I aspire to from the sofa of our little London flat. Beyond furniture, they also do a lovely line of mugs, bowls, plates and other kitchen accessories and were kind enough to gift this little loaf a set of Wobbler ceramic bowls and plates. The Wobbler range is hand made in Portugal meaning no two bowls are exactly the same. There’s a lovely natural feel to them which fits in comfortably with my homemade tendencies, but from a practical point of view you can still stack or stick them in the dishwasher. They’re a little on the small side for soup, but perfect for porridge and other breakfast bowls (or a greedy serve of ice cream at any time of day).

Chai spiced porridge with mapled pears & pecans

With Christmas just around the corner, Loaf are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a set of these ceramic cereal bowls in white (as pictured here) or jade. The winner will also receive a signed copy of my cookbook, Homemade Memories, which is filled with all sorts of delicious things you can serve in a bowl – Blueberry, Almond and Plum Crumble, Coconut Brown Rice Pudding, Fig & Hazelnut Bread & Butter Pudding plus a whole chapter on ice cream . . .

Chai spiced porridge with mapled pears & pecans

To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell me your favourite porridge topping in the comments below. For a bonus entry, post a photo of your favourite breakfast bowl on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagging it with #LoafBrekkie. The competition closes on Sunday 22ndNovember and I’ll announce the winner on Monday 23rd.

Chai spiced porridge with mapled pears & pecans

Chai spiced porridge with mapled pears & pecans

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Chai Spiced Porridge with Mapled Pears & Pecans + WIN Ceramics
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A warming, sweet and creamy breakfast bowl perfect for cold autumn mornings. Porridge is swirled through with grated pears and spice before being topped with pear slices sauteed in maple syrup. Crunchy pecans finish it off and I like to add a drizzle of double cream for extra indulgence.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
  • 1 large pear
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 300ml whole milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla powder
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground cardamom
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 heaped tbsp pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp double cream, optional
  1. Cut the pear in half. Coarsely grate one half and cut the other half into slices, lengthways.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter until golden and toasty smelling. Add the oats and toss to coat for one minute. Pour in the milk and simmer, stirring regularly, until the mixture begins to thicken. Stir in the spices and grated pear then continue cooking until rich and creamy. Divide between two bowls.
  3. In a small saucepan, gently heat the maple syrup and pear slices for 2 - 3 minutes, until the pears have softened slightly and the syrup thickened around them. Add the pecan halves for the final minute of cooking.
  4. Divide the pear slices and pecans between your two bowls then drizzle over any sticky maple syrup left in the pan.
  5. Serve as is, or with a trickle of cold double cream.

Chai spiced porridge with mapled pears & pecans & cream

63 RESPONSES TO Chai Spiced Pear Porridge + WIN Ceramics

  1. MaryB -

    Toasted almonds and spicy cranberries are a favorite topping around here. Simple but delicious.

  2. Perhaps it’s beacause I was born and raised in Scotland but we enjoy porridge every morning whether it’s January or July. But my favourite topping has to be stewed apples and rhubarb, with date syrup drizzled over the fruit and topped with toasted almonds! Xxx

    • Hi Helen, I’m delighted to let you know that have chosen you as the winner of this competition! I’ll pop you an email as well just in case you don’t see this and to get address details etc. Congratulations! xxx

  3. Victoria S. -

    Peanut butter and sliced banana

  4. Amy -

    For me, it’s good old golden syrup – can’t be beaten! Probably not the healthiest though…

  5. Elly -

    English Victoria plums poached in orange juice, star anise, cinnamon and cloves, served cold on top of the hot porridge with a scattering of blackberries. Autumnal perfection (though I make vats of this and freeze it so I can eat it all year round!)

  6. michele -

    apples and sliced almonds.

  7. Julia -

    A drizzle of black treacle.

  8. Julie Dodds -

    I love stewed rhubarb and strawberries with a little grated orange zest on my morning porridge yum

  9. Louise Waring -

    It’s got to be toasted pecans, maple syrup, with a smidge of cinnamon. Naughty but nice!

  10. For me, it’s banana and sultanas and a dash of cream on a treat day!

  11. Geraldine -

    My own bee’s honey and chia seeds.

  12. nicola theron -

    My fav topping is blueberries, strawberries and flax seed oil!

  13. Alex -

    Blueberries and cinnamon

  14. Zoe Holland -

    Peaches, banana, raisins and honey hmmmm

  15. I love mixing in cinnamon and nutmeg and topping it with banana and maple syrup.

  16. I saw this on your instagram and was so inspired by it I riffed on it this weekend without the recipe! I did a buttery apple cinnamon topping and a drizzle of cream, and it was just fab. But to be honest my all time favourite porridge topping is salted butter and brown sugar, which is how I’ve been eating it since I was a kid. Yum!

    • admin -

      Ooh, I love that you freestyles it-bet your version was delicious! Cream is so indulgent, but so good on porridge! X

  17. Emilye -

    Tahini, honey and toasted black and white sesame seeds

  18. Kate -

    My current obsession when it comes to porridge toppings: a veritable mountain of blueberries with a blob of almond butter. However, if there are decent ripe figs in the shops, I am all over those bad boys! This looks and sounds gorgeous, I have a chai latte addiction and to have it in porridge form just sounds obscene…ly delicious.

  19. Natalie Gibbings -

    Dried cranberries and cinnamon 🙂

  20. olivia Kirby -

    Date nectar and stewed apricots

  21. Annie -

    My favourite (weekend treat!) way to eat porridge is pinhead oats cooked with almond milk, water and malted milk powder, then served with molasses and toasted cacao nibs.

  22. Lisa -

    I love poached rhubarb on my porridge! I always freeze some when it’s in season, so I can enjoy it all year long 🙂

  23. Deborah -

    Freshly grated apple and cinnamon – simple and clean

  24. Cecilia -

    My favourite porridge around this time of year is topped with a cranberry-orange compote, a dusting of cinnamon and clove, and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. I’ve found that stirring a bit of molasses and ginger syrup (from a jar of stem ginger) through too is delicious. It makes a great Christmas brekkie! 🙂

  25. Like -

    wow, that porridge looks amazing! I will definitely need to try that. I like porridge with grated apple, cinnamon and sesame seeds. I like a bit of crunchy with my porridge.

  26. Lauren -

    Sounds delish!!!!!
    I love blueberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon drizzled with honey……divine!!!

  27. Adeline -

    Apple and cinnamon

  28. Kirsty Conlon -

    Probably maple syrup, double cream, pecans and almond slithers, either with fruit (pear or plum) or on top of a porridge made with fruit (Apple and sultanas). Mmm… Double cream…

  29. Cris -

    For us here down South it’s all about using the best dairy milk one can get, a little dark heather honey, and perhaps some blackberries in summer or a bit of a roasted apple in winter. Yummy!! BTW, great blog!!!

    • admin -

      Ah, thank you! Xxx

  30. stephanie gray -

    maple syrup and nectarine slices is my favourite!

  31. Jade -

    Cranberries, cinnamon, toasted almonds and Manila honey

  32. Louise Lumsden -

    I love porridge with sultanas honey & cinnamon

  33. Lucy -

    For instant transportation to happy teenage summers in the Caribbean, it has to be fresh coconut pulp and sweet mangoes warmed from the sun. Heaven…

  34. Barbara S. -

    For me its golden syrup. I’ve always liked this ever since childhood, it’s so
    comforting. To be extra healthy add a spoonful of delicious blueberries!!

  35. Rowena -

    Apple and raisins stewed and slightly sweetened

  36. Ellie -

    Ooh I would have to say confiture de lait, the perfect sweet gooey loveliness 🙂

  37. becca -

    peanut butter, honey, sliced bananas and cinnamon! omg yum

  38. Diced mango and brown sugar with a teeny bit of lime juice.

  39. Kiran -

    Fresh fruit and toasted nuts by the handful..

  40. sharon williams -

    Sprinkle with brown sugar, top with chopped almonds and chopped raspberries

  41. Roxy Rieuxx -

    The best is stewed apples with cinnamon, a handful of moreish pecans, a good pinch of Anglesey vanilla sea salt and a dollop of Greek yogurt, sprinkled with brown sugar and scattered with blueberries Mmm…

  42. Lisa -

    Brown sugar and raisins for me

  43. yum it looks AMAZING! my favorite is cinnamon apple oatmeal!

  44. Irene Wright -

    My favourite porridge topping is dried cranberries & Greek style plain yoghurt

  45. Kelly Glen -

    Mixed berries is my favourite topping

  46. Julie -

    Smooth peanut butter and banana was a revelation to me, I didn’t think it would be good but it was and the protein in the PB keeps the hunger pangs at bay for just that bit longer.

  47. Tanya -

    I love the classics – maple syrup, brown sugar and thinly sliced bananas. It’s something my kids and I enjoy on a regular basis but this recipe looks so amazing I may venture into something different.

  48. Rebecca Barnes -

    Brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon 🙂

  49. Anne -

    current topping: wild apples and sloe berries compote. I do a big pan of compote and keep it for a week in the fridge ready to use or I pour it in silicone muffin pan and freeze as individual portions.

  50. Stacey Smith -

    Whilst browsing around my local market a few weeks ago I came across a stall selling a wide verity of home-made jams, including the most delicious Raspberry Curd. It’s absolutely scrummy swirled into porridge made with almond milk and topped off with fresh raspberries and almonds….lovely stuff.

  51. Jessica -

    Mixed cooked berries underneath the porridge and then cinnamon, mixed spice, raisins, flaked almonds, a drizzle of maple syrup and some cooked, sliced banana on top is the best

  52. Katie -

    Fig, honey and chopped pistachios! So yummy!

    Katie xoxo

  53. Lynn McCann -

    Porridge topped with chopped dates, walnuts or pecans with maple syrup simple but delicious

  54. Lara Pace -

    I’ve just eaten a cosy bowl of cinnamon, banana, medjool date porridge with a drizzle of honey. Warmed up this chilly Sunday morning. Instagram – larapace_1 for photo. Happy Sunday. Xxx

  55. Isabelle Sells -

    Chopped up apples with maple syrup and a sprinkling of cinnamon, yum yum!

  56. Erin -

    I always reduce some frozen wildberries and put them over top with some cinnamon and local maple syrup. It is seriously delicious!

  57. Maxine G -

    Hope I’m not too late! I love stewed apples in cinnamon or some tangy rhubarb

  58. Natalie -

    Whole earth peanut butter with raspberries and blueberries

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