During the holidays or on vacation, we often times change up our normal meal/snack pattern because we don’t have as much “structure” to our day. And that’s OK! That’s part of the fun.
However, we encourage our clients to still focus on eating a meal or snack every 3-4 hours to avoid getting overly hungry (a 1-2 on the hunger scale) which can result in either a binge, or overeating at dinner. Snacking is the key to your success this holiday season!
We’ve come up with a festive holiday snack for y’all that only has five ingredients and is very simple to make. Just put together your ingredients, let it bake, and there you have a delicious Maple Walnut Baked Pear! This also makes a wonderful dessert.
Turn this recipe a breakfast meal by add a ½ Cup of Greek yogurt for extra protein to each serving. Whether you choose to make this recipe as a dessert, snack, or breakfast, we hope you enjoy every bit of its wonderful maple-y goodness! Happy holidays y’all.
Maple Walnut Baked Pears
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 2 Pears
- 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 Cup Greek yogurt, 0% plain
- Preheat the oven to 400℉
- Slice your pears in half and spoon out the core where the seeds live and place them on a baking sheet
- Add equal amounts of the cinnamon, walnuts, and maple syrup on top of your pear halves.
- Bake your pear halves in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the maple syrup starts to bubble and the sides begin to golden
- Finally, top each with 1 Tablespoon of Greek yogurt and enjoy!
If you make our Maple Walnut Baked Pears, let us know! Share your creation on Instagram and tag @britanyjonesrd for a chance to be featured on our stories.
-Recipe and photography by Gabriella Childers, Brittany Jones Nutrition Group Intern