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Pear and Plum Breakfast Polenta with Maple Syrup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This new take on polenta features pears and plums sauteed in cinnamon and brown butter, crunchy toasted almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, fall, pears, plums, polenta
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 1501 kcal
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
Ingredients
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking dry polenta
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 plums, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Combine the water and unsweetened vanilla almond milk in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the salt, then sprinkle in the dry polenta. Cook according to polenta package directions. Once polenta is almost through cooking, stir in maple syrup. Keep warm.

  2. Place butter and cinnamon stick in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and cook until butter is melted and takes on a golden-brown hue, then add sliced plums and pears and sprinkle on ground cinnamon. Sauté until fruit is soft but not mushy, then remove from heat and take out the cinnamon stick.

  3. Spoon a hearty scoop of the polenta into a bowl, top with sautéed fruit and then sprinkle on toasted almonds. Drizzle on more maple syrup if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Pear and Plum Breakfast Polenta with Maple Syrup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1501 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 1928mg84%
Potassium 1081mg31%
Carbohydrates 216g72%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 63g70%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1601IU32%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 710mg71%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.