I can’t believe the holidays are already over! Hello new year, and hello super cold snap down here in the south. Well, it’s actually a cold snap all over. But it’s been in the 20’s in Texas, and my wardrobe doesn’t know how to handle it. Regardless, I warmed up with these Roasted Red Pears with Cinnamon Walnuts. They are Whole30, roasty, and a perfect winter-flavored dessert. I threw in some fresh cranberries for color, so don’t eat those…unless you like ultra-tart, kind of oddly-textured berries.
Roasted Red Pears – A Great Whole30 Dessert
The thought of entertaining while doing the Whole30 can be overwhelming. It’s easy to wonder “will my guests enjoy my Whole30 food”? The answer is absolutely! The Whole30 is all about cooking delicious, whole foods that will leave your guests feeling full and satisfied. Deciding what to serve for dessert can be the most difficult piece of the puzzle for your Whole30 meal. I know the Whole30 doesn’t encourage “dessert”, but if you’re like me, you want to serve a full meal to your guests…and that includes dessert. Some of my favorites include roasted fruit (like these roasted red pears), fresh berries with whipped coconut cream, and anything with toasted coconut. Get creative! You’ll be surprised what you can come up with if you put your mind to it.
What are your favorite Whole30 or paleo desserts?
Roasted Red Pears with Cinnamon Walnuts
Make this easy Whole30 dessert any time of year! Roasted red pears and cinnamon walnuts shine in this dish.
- 2 whole red pears halved and cored
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and parchment paper.
Coat the halved and cored pears with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Place on the baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes.
When the pears are almost done, toast the chopped walnuts in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, or about 3 minutes.
Add the coconut oil and cinnamon to the pan of walnuts, and toss to coat. Cook for an additional minute or two.
Remove the pears from the oven. Place one pear half in a bowl. Divide the cinnamon walnuts evenly over the pears. Serve immediately.
Note - if you are not Whole30 and would like to add sweetener, a dash of stevia or honey would be great with these.
Calories: 213; Total Fat: 17 g; Total Carbohydrates: 16 g; Fiber: 5 g; Sugar: 9 g; NET CARBS: 7 g; Protein: 3 g.