Star Anise and Cinnamon Pear Compote Porridge

Morning guys! I’m feeling very happy and refreshed after the loveliest weekend. Friday night my brother came home and we had a chilled night in with him and his girlfriend. Saturday we had a pretty chilled morning preparing everything for the meal in the evening and then I went off to the train station to meet my boyfriend to go bowling! I won.. TWICE! I’ve now won three games so I’m feeling pretty smug haha! We then went back to mine to chill and wait for my brother, his girlfriend and my mums friend to arrive as we were having a big Persian roast dinner before we went to see the fireworks. It was lovely just sat around laughing and chilling with everyone and having homemade cocktails! We then wrapped up and all headed off to the fireworks in the cold and rain haha! There was a fire dance, an acoustic singer and then the main firework display at the end. There was lots to walk round and see in between, food, rides, drinks and fairy lights etc! After that we went back home, warmed up and then my mums friend went home, everyone else stayed and me and Rob went to go meet my bestie as she was back for the weekend for a night out in town! I had a good laugh and a good old dance and sing!

Sunday we didn’t get up until lunchtime and then we chilled, caught up on tv, had a beef stew and then dropped everyone back at the station so they could get back to uni/work. That evening me and mum chilled and tried to stay awake as we were so tired from such a good but tiring weekend!

Monday was back to work and back to chocolate making for LeitchyCreates. I’ve started making the advents and I’ve also released a new range as well as working on the next selection box!

Today I’m sharing a super wintery bowl of comfort. All the best wintery spices combined with pear to make a sweet compote. Paired with all the nuts and chocolate. Can’t go wrong.

Ingredients – serves one

Compote –

1 ripe pear, diced

0.25 tsp cinnamon

a pinch of ground cloves

1 small star anise

1 tsp coconut sugar

water

Porridge –

50g rolled porridge oats

200ml oat milk

a pinch of salt

1 tbsp coconut milk powder

Toppings –

2 tbsp full fat live/coconut yoghurt

0.5 tbsp hazelnut butter

1 tsp toasted coconut flakes

1 tsp toasted almonds, chopped

1 tsp toasted pistachios, chopped

1 piece of dark chocolate, halved

a sprinkle of red berry powder to decorate – optional

Method

Pop the compote ingredients in a small plan with a splash of water, boil until soft enough to mash into a puree and then leave to thicken slightly. Pour into a bowl and pop to one side.

Pour the porridge ingredients into the pan that had the compote in. Stir over a low heat until thickened.

Pour the porridge into a bowl.

Pour the compote over one side of the porridge bowl and then dollop the nut butter and yoghurt on the other.

Scatter the toasted nuts and coconut down the middle of the bowl. Arrange the chocolate on top od the yoghurt and decorate with berry powder.

Enjoy,

Leitchy xx

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