1 cup whole oats
½ cup oat milk
5 large pears, peeled
125g vegan butter, melted
½ teaspoon cinnamon
juice of 1 orange & zest of ½ orange
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
dairy-free ice cream or yoghurt, to serve

This is a delicious plant-based dessert, but you can use regular butter if you prefer and serve with any type of yoghurt, cream or ice cream you like. I love chocolate and orange together but if you don’t then substitute lemon juice or even a liqueur for a more decadent pudding.

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1.Heat the oven to 180°C.
2.Put the oats in a mixing bowl and stir in the oat milk.
3.Leave to soak for at least 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
4.Slice the pears, discarding the cores, and put into a 24cm baking dish (or around that size) with 25g of the butter, the cinnamon and orange juice.
5.Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.
6.Combine the flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt and orange zest in a bowl and set aside.
7.Combine the remaining melted butter with the oat mixture then fold into the flour mix.
8.Spoon over the pears and bake for 30 minutes.
9.Serve with ice cream or yoghurt.

Recipes & food styling Fiona Smith / Photography Aaron McLean / Styling Fiona Lascelles