Poached Peaches & Porridge
It’s almost peach season!! Hurrah! If, like me, you haven’t been able to wait that long and have some less than ripe peaches, this is a great way to use them up. This recipe is pure comfort food packed with flavour - a delicious addition to porridge, pancakes or yoghurt & crushed nuts for a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert. Whilst honey is not recommended for under ones, this recipe uses baby friendly maple syrup and can be eaten by the whole family.
- 400ml water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 peach
- Boil your kettle and measure out 400ml in a pan.
- Add your peach and leave for 2 minutes.
- Take out the peach using a slotted spoon, cut in half and peel off the skin - it should come away easily - and remove the stone.
- Add the peach back in to the water alongside the other ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the peach and boil the remaining liquid on a high heat for 5-10 minutes until it’s reduced by a third for a delicious syrup.
Top Tip: Have a whole punnet of peaches to use? Why not batch cook and freeze some? You could also puree half of them once cooked and pour into ice lolly moulds for a treat on a sunny day.