Chia Polenta Porridge

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10-15 mins
Serves 3-4 people
Ingredients
Polenta
750ml-1l (3–4 cups) coconut or rice milk
80g (½ cup) instant polenta
2 tbsp chia seeds (reserve 1 tbsp)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4–1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp chia oil
1 tbsp crushed cashew nuts (optional)
1–2 tbsp rice malt syrup (optional if using coconut milk)

Stewed Pears
2–3 pears, peeled, halved and cored
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean pod (optional)
Water
Method

Place pears, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan and add about 3cm of water to cover. Simmer on low heat until pears are just soft (about 5–10 minutes). Be careful not to overheat or cook too long as pears will turn to mush.
In another medium saucepan, add polenta with 750ml of milk and stir continuously until polenta is smooth and has a creamy consistency like thick custard. If required, add more milk.
Stir in chia seeds, rice malt syrup (if using), vanilla essence, cinnamon, coconut oil and chia oil.
Serve in a bowl topped with crushed cashew nuts, stewed pear and sprinkle with remaining chia seeds.

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