I admit, I love breakfast and especially the sweet versions. My boyfriend once in a while enjoys his traditional Irish breakfast of bacon, sausages, beans, scrambled eggs and toast. I myself rather prefer a big portion of fruits with yoghurt and granola or a self-made Bircher-Muesli. Smoothies alone do not satisfy my morning hunger, they can be great for people on the go but I am a breakfast person and smoothies always leave me looking for something more, something I can chew. For this reason I love to add some crunchy ingredients into my breakfasts, topping like nuts, granola or nuts are great!

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Usually I get up very early in the morning (also on weekends). On weekdays I have breakfast around 7.00, at weekends I like to eat breakfast with my boyfriend and so resist waking him for breakfast until 07:30.

During the week we have to leave the apartment early in the morning. Therefore it’s practical to prepare a breakfast that you can just grab and eat on the way. Satisfying on the go solutions can always be found in muesli, muffins or chia-pudding are all perfect for that purpose.

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With this dessert come breakfast the “Pear Belle Helene” is one of my favourites. I love the combination of pear and chocolate! Not forgetting to add some “crunch” in goes some caramelised walnuts along with cocoa nibs or small sugar free chocolate pieces.

The pear belle Helene Dessert for breakfast. Can life be better? Only with a little cream topping!

Pears belle Helene – Chia pudding

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  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 10h
  • Serves: 2
  • Yield: 2 bowls

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 250 milliliters almond milk
  • 2 pears
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 50 grams chopped walnuts
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice 2/3 of the pear into 1 cm cubes. Keep the remaining 1/3 pear for the garnish of your bowl.
  2. Whisk the shia seeds with the almond milk, cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and cinnamon together until well combined.
  3. Add the sliced pear and whisk again. Best is to store it in the fridge over night and whisk it a couple of times during the first hour.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the walnuts and the second tablespoon maple syrup, whisk occasionally and wait till the walnuts are caramelized.
  5. Before serving slice the remaining pear in slices. Add them on top of your chia Pudding. Sprinkle the walnuts on top of it.
  6. If you want you can add also cacao nibs and additional cinnamon for extra flavor.

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