Vegan Autumn Pear Overnight Oats
Since having the baby I’m coming up with new ways to eat oatmeal in the morning. I generally like cold porridge because its just too hot here for hot porridge, but its May now and I wanted to enjoy some autumn flavours. I had some home made pear puree that I whizzed up for the baby (which is delicious for adults too) and thought it could easily be swapped out for the mashed banana I usually put in my overnight oats. The oats I use all the time (pictured below) are great because they are really fine and soak up liquid really quickly, so half the time I’m making instant oatmeal without the need to put it in the fridge overnight. Not all oats are the same, Ive used some that are a lot thicker so they definitely need adequate soaking time. These ones don’t! and as a busy, very hungry mum it works great for me.
Making pear puree is exactly the same as making home made apple sauce. Ill link my recipe for home made apple sauce here just make sure you swap put the apple for the pear!
To make my porridge super autumny I added pecan walnut nut butter to the top, sliced pear and my mandarin cardamon muesli/ granola. You can find the recipe for the muesli here
I love sharing oatmeal with bub, he really loved this flavour combination and I also love that I could sneak in some seeds for some added healthy fats and protein for baby which is important if your raising plant based children. Ive also found out that its very important to introduce baby to high allergy foods like nuts, seeds, soy etc before the age of one ( as long as they are high quality and preferably organic) to reduce chance of allergies developing. Im not very concerned about that with my baby as neither my husband or I struggle with food allergies but I definitely think early exposure makes sense! Hope you enjoy the recipe!
|Vegan Autumn Pear Overnight Oats|| |
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 heaped TBSP home made pear puree
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1 TBSP flax seeds
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup
- good sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl or jar, cover and allow to sit in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning top with toppings of choice. I used sliced pear, pecan and walnut nut butter, mandarin cardamon granola and extra cinnamon