September is Better Breakfast Month, which means it’s the perfect time to make eating a healthy breakfast a priority in your daily routine. This month also happens to be when sweet and juicy Northwest pears are in season and available at grocery stores everywhere. One medium-sized pear contains 6 grams of fiber and only 100 calories, so it will keep you full without loading you with sugar and fat. Besides being nutritious, pears are incredibly versatile as an ingredient and this is especially true when it comes to whipping up a wholesome breakfast! From oatmeal to smoothies, pears are a delicious way to step up your game for Better Breakfast Month.
The Instant Pot, that magical cooking appliance that allows you to do everything from sautéing to pressure-cooking, is all the rage right now. I put it to use in the morning to cook steel cut oats in no time. What’s even better is that the oats can be combined with any variety of ripe USA Pears and cooked right in individual mason jars for the family on the go. After cooking, the jars are topped with a variety of toppings to jazz up this heart-healthy breakfast.
Unpeeled, grated pears add flavor and moistness to this nutritious bread. It’s great served with butter or cream cheese with a luncheon salad or for a simple dessert. Or toast it for a breakfast treat. For variation, add chopped walnuts, flaked coconut, nutmeg, or cardamom to the batter.
This warming bowl of oats is the perfect way to start a chilly morning! Naturally sweetened with banana, this breakfast is topped with a caramelized, soft, hasselback baked pear. Prep the pears the night before, and you can throw this bowl together in 5 minutes!
Start with the refreshing flavor combination of fresh, ripe pears, kiwi and lime, and you’ve got an amazing breakfast smoothie.
Sautéed pears are swirled into vanilla yogurt dabbed with peanut butter for a breakfast that’s full of fiber and protein.
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