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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