Stewed apple & pears with protein porridge

Preparation 20 mins | Cooking 20 mins | Serves 4

What a great breakfast for busy kids heading off to school. Cook the apples and pears the night before and gently warm in the microwave to serve.

3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, halved, cored and roughly chopped
3 Beurre Bosc pears, peeled, halved, cored and roughly chopped
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs honey + extra to serve
½ tsp ground cinnamon
4 sachets high protein instant oats with grains
Sliced strawberries and chopped almonds (optional), to serve

Step 1 To make stewed apple & pears, combine apples, pears, lemon juice, honey and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Add ¼ cup water. Cover and bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes until just tender. Uncover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Step 2 To serve, cook porridge following packet directions. Spoon porridge into serving bowls. Top with warm stewed apples and pears. Drizzle with honey. Serve with sliced strawberries and chopped almonds (if liked).

Good for you ... Beurre Bosc Pears
Beurre Bosc Pears

A good source of dietary fibre which contributes to normal laxation.

Provide vitamin C, which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

Pears have a low GI (33-41), which means their natural sugars are broken down slowly for absorption into the bloodstream.