• The perfect breakfast for pretty much any day! Try this caramelised pear and vanilla-bean oats – it’s super quick and absolutely delicious!

    Caramelised pear and vanilla-bean oats

    Serves: 2
    Cooking Time: 30 mins


    • 120g raw oats
    • 750ml water
    • pinch salt
    • 125ml (½ cup) fresh cream
    • 30g butter
    • 45ml (3 tbsp) sugar
    • 2 pears, quartered
    • 50g raw pecan nuts
    • 125g Greek yoghurt
    • seeds of 1 vanilla pod
    • 50ml maple syrup



    Cook the oats in the water and salt in a pot over low heat until creamy, 10 – 15 minutes. Add the cream and cook for a further 1 – 2 minutes.


    In a pot over low-medium heat, melt the butter with the sugar, then add the pears and pecan nuts and cook until caramelised, 5 – 10 minutes.


    Mix the Greek yoghurt with the vanilla seeds. Serve the warm oats topped with the caramelised pears, pecan nuts, a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of the vanilla yoghurt.

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    Recipe by Sarah Dall 

    Photograph by Myburgh du Plessis 

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com