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Pecan & Peaches

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Here’s a simple overnight bircher muesli pepped up with peaches and candied pecans.

I love peaches. They have a fab, sweet flavour… go great in a compote… but best of all, they remind me of late summer and sunnier times.

Candied (‘sweet coated’) pecans are easy to make, and they are a quick way to add some sweetness and crunch to salads or cereals.

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TIME: 3 hr 15 min / 15 min hands-on > 3 hours + chilling

AGE: 10 months +

Step 1
100 g
100 g
barley flakes*
3 tbsp
chia seeds optional
750 ml
milk or unsweetened nut milk**
Step 2
2 large
peaches, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
figs, cut in half, inner flesh scrapped out
1 tbsp
good quality honey (optional)
Step 3
50 g
pecans (a large handful)
2 tbsp
maple syrup
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
*Feel free to mix up the grains and replace with any of the following whole grain flakes; Gluten free - buckwheat, quinoa, millet, amaranth. Gluten grains - rye, wheat, wheat germ.
**Almond, chestnut, hazelnut will all do nicely.

How to make it


In a large bowl, mix the oats, barley and chia seeds.
Pour over the milk and combine.
Leave it 10 minutes and give it another good stir.
This will stop the chia seeds clumping together.
Leave to soak for at least 3 hours (best overnight) in the fridge.

100 g oats
100 g barley flakes
3 tbsp chia seeds
750 ml milk or unsweetened nut milk


Place all ingredients from step 2 into a blender and whizz to a purée.
Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

2 large peaches
4 figs
1 tbsp honey


Combine the maple syrup, water and cinnamon in a frying pan.
Cook over medium heat for 1 minute, until it’s bubbling.
Add the pecans, stirring to coat and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
Remove from the heat and spread the pecans out on parchment paper to cool.

50 g pecans
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Divide the purée between 4 serving glasses.
Top with oats and then sprinkle with the candied pecans.

It will keep for 3 days in the fridge.

Pecan Peaches Topview

Crabtree Farm tips

If peaches are out of season why not try these alternative compote bases:
Blueberry and apple.
Blackberry and raspberry.
Rhubarb and mango.
Strawberry and pineapple.

Remove the nuts and make this recipe suitable for younger toddlers.