Preparation time: 2.5 hours
2 pears, peeled with stalk intact
4 cardamom pods, crushed OR 3/4 tsp of dried cardamom
¼ cup caster sugar
1 ½ cups water
½ cup BARLEYmax™ flakes
¼ cup LSA mix (ground linseeds, sunflower and almond)
¾ cup milk of your choice
¼ tsp cinnamon
1.) Place the cardamom, cinnamon, sugar and water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
2.) Add the pears, turn down to a low heat and cover. Poach for 2 hours or until the pears are tender, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
3.) Place the BARLEYmax™ flakes, LSA and milk into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
4.) Add the cinnamon, turn the heat to low and stir until the porridge has thickened.
5.) Serve immediately with the pears, a drizzle of maple syrup and some of the juice from the poached pears.