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Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Pears

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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…

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins
 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
1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

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

Directions

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Pears

~ Marla Meridith

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