The ancient Greek author Homer described them as “gifts from the gods” due to their sweet, juicy flavor. The early Romans developed 50 varieties of pear and planted them across Europe. Rich in fibre and low GI makes pears the perfect snack.
Custardy Baked Oats
2 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
1⁄2 cup hemp seeds
1 1⁄2 cups milk (dairy or plant-based)
1⁄4 cup maple syrup
1⁄4 cup (60g) butter, melted
3 pears cored & chopped
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 tsp baking powder
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
1⁄4 cup mixed sunflower & pumpkin seeds
1 1⁄2 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen
Heat oven to 170°C and rub a little butter or oil over a rectangle baking dish.
Combine ingredients (except berries) in a bowl.
Gently stir through berries before pouring into a baking dish.
Bake for 30 min until the centre is almost set (this is for a delicious chewy texture). If you wants the oats to be a little more baked, cook for another 5 min.
*For egg-free alternative– 1 tbsp chia seeds placed in 3 tbsp water and allowed to sit for 5 min until it becomes a gel. This is equivalent to 1 egg.