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Honey & Spice Baked Porridge with Pears

Preparation Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 2 star anise
  • 500ml milk
  • 250ml cream
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored & diced
  • ¼ cup honey, plus extra to serve
  • 100g roasted almonds, roughly chopped, divided


  • In a baking dish, combine the oats, lemon zest, spices, milk, cream and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 160°C Fan.
  • Remove oats from fridge and stir through pears, honey and half the almonds. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes until the oats are cooked and milk is absorbed. Remove star anise and serve warm with extra honey and almonds over the top.

Recipe, Food Styling and Photography by Karen McFarlane, foodlove.com.au

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