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Healthy Breakfast Pear Crisp – Pear-fect Brekkie!

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A serving of healthy pear crisp alongside the tray of crisp and a bowl of yoghurt. | Hurry The Food Up

We are about to introduce you to a game changing breakfast: pear crisp with oats. Yep you heard right, you can have dessert for breakfast! Double whammy!

It’s basically a quick pear dessert that is healthy and filling enough to pass as a breakfast food too.

Our pear crisp is made with pears baked in orange juice and maple syrup, topped with a delicious crumble made of oats, flour, seeds and cinnamon. We recommend eating it with a big dollop of Greek yoghurt.

You can rustle this easy pear recipe up in just over half an hour!

The ingredients for pear crisp are laid out including pears, butter, oats, seeds, orange, cornflour & yoghurt. | Hurry The Food Up

Healthy Pear Crisp Recipe

What’s so healthy about this pear crisp with oats? And would we recommend it for weight loss?

We would say this is a pretty healthy pear crumble recipe.

It’s got plenty of pears in it for starters, so it is a tasty way to get some of your five a day. Pears are full of antioxidants and fibre, and contain no fat or cholesterol, so a healthy pear recipe is a great thing to incorporate into your diet.

You could also try our baked pears, or, if you are feeling adventurous, our savoury pear soup.

Furthermore, our recipe includes a side of low fat greek yoghurt, which adds a load of much needed protein! Greek yoghurt also contains plenty of calcium and probiotics, for a healthy gut, among other benefits.

We chose Greek yoghurt specifically because it is lower in sugar than other yoghurts, as it undergoes a straining process which removes some of the sugar lactose!

For a savoury alternative use of Greek yoghurt, try them as an accompaniment to these lentil patties or sweetcorn fritters.

A healthy breakfast crumble like this one can be incorporated into any weight loss plan. Check out our vegetarian weight loss course if you want more veggie recipes for weight loss!

A tray of healthy breakfast pear crisp is laid out on a white surface, before it goes into the oven. | Hurry The Food Up

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How to make a vegan/gluten free pear crisp

This pear crisp recipe would work with lots of different fruits! If you can’t find any good fresh pears, you could try it with frozen fruits – maybe forest fruits, or peaches for example.

You could also make it with apples, strawberries or blackberries.

The breakfast crisp is ready to be served on two plates. | Hurry The Food Up

Get Vegan With It

If you want to make this a vegan recipe, then swap butter for coconut oil ( or your favourite plant-based butter!) and Greek yoghurt for plant-based yoghurt!

If you want to make it gluten-free, then you can replace the flour with more oats and pulse them down to an oat flour, or pick another gluten free alternative.

The dough will keep for up to two days in the fridge, so it’s a good idea to make some in advance for future use.

We hope you enjoy this delicious pear breakfast recipe (why not try these 400 calorie breakfasts for more great starts to your day!)!

A birds eye view of two plates of healthy pear crisp. | Hurry The Food Up
Breakfast Pear Crisp
5 from 2 votes
Did you know you can have DESSERT for BREAKFAST? And still be HEALTHY!? Try our breakfast pear crisp & see for yourself!
Diet: egg-free
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Resting Time:30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes
Servings:4 servings
Calories:434kcal
Author: Abril Macías

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In the food processor pulse the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, almonds, 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds and salt until the almonds are chopped down to small pieces.
    1 cup rolled oats, ¼ cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp salt, 2 tbsp almonds, sliced, 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds, 1 ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • Transfer to a bowl and add cold butter cut into small pieces. Using your hands, incorporate the butter to the oat mix just until there are no remaining visible streaks of butter.
    3.5 tbsp butter
  • Add 1 ½ tbsp of maple syrup and mix just until incorporated. The dough should be sandy, chunky, and crumbly but hold together when squeezed, like a cookie dough. Do not over mix this or press it further. Rest in the fridge for 30 minutes up to two days.
    1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • In a 9 inch baking dish add the pear cubes, cornstarch, remaining maple syrup, and juice of the orange.
    2 big pears, ½ tbsp cornstarch, 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup, 1 orange
  • Scatter pieces of crisp topping all over the pear maple baking dish, covering all the surface. Sprinkle the remaining pumpkin seeds on top.
    3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until the crisp is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling. If necessary, turn on the broil during the last 3 minutes to golden the top of the crisp.
    A tray of healthy breakfast pear crisp is laid out on a white surface, before it goes into the oven. | Hurry The Food Up
  • Allow it to cool completely if you can wait. Serve crisp with a side of Greek yogurt and enjoy.
    1 cup low fat Greek Yogurt
    The breakfast crisp is ready to be served on two plates. | Hurry The Food Up

NOTES

Make-ahead? Yes, you can make it the night before.
Freezable? Yes, just keep the yoghurt separate.
After more sweet treats for breakfast?
Healthy and Delicious Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
Filling and Fruity Swiss Bircher Muesli
Berry Bonanza Low Calorie Raspberry Pancakes
Overnight Classic Chia Seed Pudding
Strong and Mighty Ironman Oatmeal

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Pear Crisp
Amount per Serving
Calories
434
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
0.4
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
30
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
399
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
415
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
52
g
17
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
Vitamin A
 
438
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
140
mg
14
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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