As the weather cools down, we all start to crave warm foods and fragrant spices. Pears are one of the few fruits that are in season in the winter. The poached pears used in this recipe provide a great warm-cool contrast when combined with your choice of yogurt. This is perfect for an easy breakfast or a healthy dessert!
I’ve always considered pears to be one of the more underrated fruits in terms of their nutritional benefits and their use in recipes. Other than poached pears, pears can be grilled, baked or roasted.
Pears are also a great source of potassium which is an important mineral for lowering blood pressure. And that’s not all – pears have a reputation for being hypoallergenic, which is why they are usually one of the first fruits introduced to infants. Talk about pearfection!
Other than yummy pears, there are several things to love about this recipe. The coconut chai spiced granola can be prepped beforehand and stored for the rest of the week to be used again in various ways.
The aroma from the chai spices is perfect for the winter, especially with added sweetness from coconut flakes. If you’re interested in experimenting more with making your own granola, why not try this delicious slow cooker granola recipe?!
Plus, both the pears and granola contain cinnamon and maple syrup flavors – double the flavor, double the yum!
Using cinnamon sticks when poaching the pears infuses flavor into them, and sprinkling ground cinnamon is great visually as well. Read more about the health benefits of cinnamon!
A big thank you to my intern, Jacqueline Vykoukal, for creating and photographing this yummy recipe.
Poached Pears with Coconut Chai Spiced Granola
What are your favorite ways to eat pears? Share in the comments below!