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Maple Pears, Sultana & Hazelnut Baked Porridge


Comforting, wholesome and healthy all at the same time, this baked porridge is a great breakfast for a crowd. Simply pop all the ingredients in the casserole and bake in the oven. It is also extremely versatile so why not trying changing-up the dried fruit and nuts depending on what you have in the cupboard.



Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes



  • 200g rolled oats
  • 30g chia seeds
  • 100g sultanas
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 30g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 300ml oat milk
  • 600ml water
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the maple pears

  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon




Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ Gas Mark 4


  1. Place all the porridge ingredients in the Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole and stir together well. Place on the lid and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes remove the lid and give the ingredients a good stir. Replace the lid and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes whilst you make the pears.
  3. Slice the pears thinly and place in a saucepan with the maple syrup and cinnamon. Simmer gently over a medium heat for approximately 5 minutes until the pears have become soft and sticky.
  4. Remove the porridge from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes. When ready to serve, lay the sliced pear on top of the porridge and drizzle with the remaining maple syrup from the pan.
  5. Serve with a little more milk if require

Cook’s Notes

  • This recipe is best using jumbo rolled oats although it can also be made with standard oats. Jumbo rolled oats give body and texture to the dish.
  • Why not try changing your ‘add-ons’ – swap sultanas for raisins or even dried apricots, and almonds are a great replacement for hazelnuts. Oat milk can also be exchanged for any dairy or non-dairy alternative.


Le Creuset cast iron dish and baked porridge with maple syrup

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