The Perfect Pear: Breakfast/dessert/kid-friendly snack all in one!

I adore poached fruits. There's something so cozy and comforting about warm fruit in the chilly morning hours, whether on it's own or atop a bowl of oatmeal or granola. But it doesn't stop there! There's nothing quite like a delectable, perfectly roasted pear after dinner to sweetly send me off to bed after a long day.

And it's the kind of breakfast/dessert you can feel good about eating but still feel like you're getting a special treat. It's a simple and scintillating way to start (or finish) your day!

The best part is the combo of pear and granola is designed to keep you full no matter what the time of day. The trio of fiber, protein, and a small amount of heart healthy fat means these pears having staying power!

This perfect pear recipe is also a fabulous healthy snack for little ones- my son gobbled this up before I could even prepare my own plate!

Oven- Poached Pears with Granola

  • 2 pears (peeled, halved, and cored)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3 tbsp honey (agave can also be substituted)
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup your favorite granola (I used Nature's Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Granola)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a small glass baking dish, combine the hot water and honey and stir until mixed completely (the water must be hot for the honey to dissolve). Bathe pear halves in the water/honey mixture until all sides are coated and place them cut sides down. Add the thyme to the bottom of the dish.

Place baking dish in heated oven and roast for 30-35 minutes, turning pears over halfway through.

To plate, place pear on a plate and drizzle with water/honey mixture from the baking dish. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon over pear (or more to your liking). Top with granola and serve.