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Spiced Three Grain Porridge with Pear & Walnut

Spiced Three Grain Porridge with Pear & Walnut

Winter is coming and what better way to celebrate than with this delicious gluten free pear and walnut porridge recipe!

This porridge recipe uses rolled oats*, quinoa flakes and chia seeds. These ingredients are packed full of soluble fibre for a healthy heart, probiotics for a healthy gut and omega 3 fatty acids for optimal brain and cognitive function.

Thanks to the quinoa flakes it is also a little higher in protein than your regular plain oat porridge, keeping you feeling fuller for longer.

All in all it’s the perfect winter breakfast!

*If you are gluten free and worried about the oats try swapping them with almond or hazelnut meal, or adding an extra tablespoon of quinoa flakes.

You will need a small saucepan, frying pan and a spoon.

Spiced Three Grain Porridge with Pear & Walnut

spiced porridge with pear and walnut


  • Rolled oats

  • Quinoa flakes

  • Chia seeds

  • Milk

  • Ground Cinnamon

  • Ground Nutmeg

  • A small Pear

  • Vanilla essence

  • Coconut oil/butter

  • Walnuts


1. Tip 1 tablespoon of rolled oats, 2 tablespoons of quinoa flakes and 2 tablespoon of chia seeds into the saucepan.

Add ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of Nutmeg and stir through

2. Pour in enough milk to cover the grains by 2-3 centimeters and bring to a gentle boil. Once it has boiled lower to a simmer, stirring continuously to prevent the chia from sticking together. You may have to add more milk at intervals as the porridge starts to thicken.

3. While keeping an eye on the porridge, bring the frying pan to medium low heat, add a teaspoon of coconut oil or butter and place a fresh pear - quartered and seeds removed - face down on the pan. Leave it to do it's own thing for about 3-5 minutes while you stir the porridge, before flipping them over. They should be golden brown.

4. Add a little more milk if needed to your porridge and stir in 1 teaspoon of good quality vanilla essence.


Bowl up your porridge and serve with the pear on top, a little honey or brown sugar, 2-3 walnuts crumbled over and extra sprinkle of cinnamon.

What are your favourite porridge toppings?

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