Maple Poached Pears and Sorghum Porridge

Sorghum Porridge in a white bowl topped with maple poached pears in front of another bowl of porridge.

Creamy whole grain breakfast sorghum porridge with vanilla bean maple poached pears is a comforting and healthy fall breakfast! (gluten free, vegan)


  • 1 cup uncooked whole grain sorghum
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2 pears, cored and quartered
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 inch vanilla bean, split


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, milk, and sorghum to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 50 minutes, or until sorghum is soft. Remove lid simmer an addition 5 minutes if there is still extra cooking liquid.
  2. In a separate saucepan, mix together water and maple syrup. Add pears and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil, and simmer on medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Remove pears, and continue to simmer liquid with vanilla bean until reduced by half the amount to make a syrup.
  4. Once cooked, scoop grains into a bowls. Top with pears and drizzle with the reduced pear syrup.


You can prep the sorghum and pear ahead of time to make this a quick and easy breakfast on weekday mornings! To reheat sorghum, add 1/2 cup sorghum to a small saucepan with about 1/4 cup milk of choice and simmer until heated through. Heat pears in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

Keywords: maple pear and sorghum porridge, maple porridge, pear porridge