RECIPE

Hemp Granola with Orange Poached Pear

Lisa Guy

Written by Lisa Guy

July 27, 2022

Overview

Hemp seeds are a fantastic vegan protein source and they’re one of the richest plant sources of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Hemp seeds contain a perfect balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fats, which help promote strong immune function and cardiovascular health. You will also get a good dose of probiotics to support gut health, mood and immune function from this wholesome breakfast.

Ingredients

1/2 cup whole oats
1/2 cup raw almond flakes
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pistachios
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup hemp seeds
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
2 Tbsp cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

Poached Pears

4 small ripe pears, peel
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
2 cups water
1 inch ginger root
Zest from one orange
Organic natural, Greek or coconut yogurt

Uncooked oat flakes in bowl
aPowdery cinnamon and sticks on wooden table, seasoning for cooking
Fresh yellow pears

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 160*C. Line two baking trays with baking paper

2) In a small bowl combine honey, coconut oil and vanilla.

3) Place coconut, nuts, seeds and oats, cinnamon in your food processor and pulse 3-4 times, so you still have a chunky granola. Transfer mixture to a bowl and then stir through honey mixture until well combined.

4) Spread granola mixture out evenly onto two baking trays and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Toss after 15 minutes. Allow the granola to cool then store in a jar in the fridge.

5) To poach the pears place pears, juice, water, ginger and orange zest in a small saucepan. Make sure the pears are covered, if not add some extra water. Simmer for 20 minutes until soft.

6) To serve spoon some yogurt, top with a pear and hemp granola.

Serves 4.