Honey-Glazed Pear Breakfast Crisp
The granola can be made up to three days in advance, and re-crisped in a 275˚ oven for 15 minutes.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4-6 servings
For the Granola:
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or vegan butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
For the Pears:
  • 4 medium pears (ripe, but not overly soft), peeled, halved, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mild honey, such as clover, to taste (depending on the sweetness of the pears)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • seeds from one pomegranate, rinsed and dried
  1. For the granola: Preheat the oven to 300˚F. Combine the oats, ground flax, and pecans in a medium bowl and set aside. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Stir and cook until the butter is melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Pour the butter mixture into the medium bowl with the oats. Stir well, until the oats are coated.
  3. Spread the oat mixture onto a large baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir, and then cook for an additional 15-30 minutes, or until golden and crisp (note: the granola will continue to crisp as it cools).
  4. For the Pears: Heat a large frying pan or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the pears, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pears release some of their liquid and the edges begin to take on a transparent appearance.
  5. Push the pears to one side of the pan. On the empty side of the pan, melt the butter together with the honey and vanilla extract. Toss to coat the pears in the honey mixture. Sprinkle the cinnamon, cardamom, and salt over the pears and stir to combine.
  6. To Serve: Scoop some of the granola into small bowls. Top with the pears. Sprinkle a little more granola, and pomegranate seeds over the pears.
Recipe by Spoon With Me at https://spoonwithme.com/honey-glazed-pear-breakfast-crisp/