Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Pears

by Marla on February 4, 2013 · 33 comments

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Quinoa Stuffed Pears. A playful recipe I couldn’t wait to share with you.

Think: coconutty quinoa with dried fruits and nuts all stuffed inside a juicy baked pear. Top with vegan coconut whipped cream.

Dash into your kitchen now and thank me later…

Quinoa Stuffed Pears | Vegan Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

No matter what time of day you decide to have this you will be very pleased you did.

Quinoa Stuffed Pears | Vegan Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Get yourself some juicy pears.

Quinoa Stuffed Pears | Vegan Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Make a quick and easy filling with quinoa, coconut oil (or non-vegan ghee), dried fruits, nuts, coconut flake. Got any other ideas? Go ahead and try them out for size.

Be sure to let me know what you come up with. All’s good.

Quinoa Stuffed Pears | Vegan Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Here are a few more breakfast quinoa recipes you might like:

Quinoa Stuffed Pears | Vegan Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Pears

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 pear

Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Pears

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) dry Quinoa, cook according to package directions
  • 4 Pears
  • Lemon Juice
  • pinch of fine Sea Salt
  • pinch of ground Cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted Coconut Oil (or Ghee if not vegan)
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) chopped Nuts (Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds)
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup (I like Grade B)
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) Dried Fruit (Blueberries, Cranberries, diced Apricots)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Coconut Flake
  • Coconut Cooking spray
  • Topping
  • Vegan Whipped Cream

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F with the rack in the middle. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  • Cut pears in half. Flatten the bottom of the pears so they lay flat. Scoop out a pocket inside each half with a melon baller or grapefruit spoon. Wipe flesh with some lemon juice do the pears don't brown. Spray baking dish with coconut oil and lay pears in the dish, scoop side up.
  • Combine quinoa with with 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil and the rest of the ingredients. Stuff pears with quinoa mixture. Drizzle the remainder 2 tablespoons of coconut oil over the tops. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the pears are soft. Top with vegan whipped cream before serving.
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1 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 4, 2013 at 9:01 am

Marla, after seeing these I don’t need to thank you later – they are NO DOUBT delicious!!!

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2 Averie @ Averie Cooks February 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

I just bought a big bag of pears from TJs. They’re rock hard but in a few week(s)! when they finally soften, these would be so good. And I love the vegan coconut whipped cream drizzles!

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3 Marla February 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks Averie ~ gotta have those creamy drizzles ;)

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4 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet February 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

Love so many things about this! Gorgeous pears ( that I think are under rated ), the delicious stuffing and the styling! Pinning!

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5 Marla February 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

I agree Anna, pears need some more love then they get. Thanks for the Pin love too :)

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6 Rosa February 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

An original recipe! Those stuffed pears look so pretty and really delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

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7 Carla @ Carlas Confections February 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

Sooo beautiful Marla!

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8 Kate@Diethood February 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

Goodness!! These look incredible!

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9 Ari @ Ari's Menu February 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oh my gosh, these look so great, and I LOVE that pink textile you’re photographing on–the photos just POP and they are gorgeous!

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10 Marla February 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Thanks Ari! I thought those colors were pretty neato too. Love bright, happy + pop!

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11 Bev @ Bev Cooks February 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

WHAAAAAAT. Hand it over.

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12 Marla February 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Sure Bev! How many you want girl??

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13 ashley - baker by nature February 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Oh my goodness, these look way too good. What a fun spin on pears!

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14 Marla February 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Thanks Ashley!! They are addictive :)

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15 Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm

This is so gorgeous! I want it now.

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16 Reem February 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I love exploring new Quinoa recipes. My hubby is slowly converting into a quinoa fan… so I’m always on a lookout for new recipes. .
This one goes right into my must make list. .
Big Thanks! !

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17 Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine February 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Wow – these look good! And such stunning photographs!! The text on the top picture looks like its foiled on the plate! So cool!

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18 Marla February 5, 2013 at 3:31 am

Thanks Heidi!! I love to play with food & fun type treatments :)

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19 Ana Fernandez February 5, 2013 at 6:52 am

Oh my god this looks sooo amazing and delicious. I bought some pears the other day and was wondering what to do with them, guess I found the answer.

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20 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Absolutely gorgeous, pinned!

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21 Marian (Sweetopia) February 6, 2013 at 5:24 am

Marla, these look so, so delicious! Off to pin…

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22 Maria February 6, 2013 at 7:35 am

LOVE this recipe Marla! Fabulous!

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23 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 6, 2013 at 8:16 am

Marla, So darn pretty! I’ve got to make these…

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24 Jenny Flake February 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

Marla!!! These are stunning and look amazing!

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25 HeatherChristo February 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

These are stunning Marla!! you make eating healthy so pretty :)

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26 Marla February 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Awwwww, thanks Heather!

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27 Kevin (Closet Cooking) February 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Another great use for quinoa! Those stuffed pears look good!

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28 Anastasia Halldin March 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

Yummy! This recipe looks delicious & if you had any concerns with nut allergy’s, you could leave out the nuts. Also, pears are an excellent choice if there are any concerns of allergies because they are considered a hypoallergenic fruit:-)

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