Oatmeal with mixed berry compote

Oatmeal with mixed berry compote

Delicious, warming oatmeal with mixed berry compote.

Oats will always be one of my favourite foods to eat at breakfast. They’re not just filling, but full of beta-glucans, which are known to reduce cholesterol. Oats are more abundant in protein, calcium and essential fatty acids than most grains too.

I usually top my oats with fresh fruit once cooked, but today I decided to switch things up with a berry compote. To be honest, I had loads of fruit in the fridge that weren’t fresh enough to eat but hadn’t quite gone off. Berry compote to the rescue!


Berry compotes are the simplest things to make. All you need is a selection of berries and sugar. You can make it more flavourful by adding a pinch of cinnamon and vanilla if you wish. Otherwise, berries and sugar will do just fine.

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Oatmeal with berry compote


  • Author: Somi Igbene
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Warming oatmeal with berry compote.


Ingredients

For the oatmeal 

  • 75g rolled oats
  • 200ml unsweetened almond milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1/2 a small banana, mashed

For the Berry Compote

  • 500g frozen or fresh mixed berries
  • 60g caster sugar or 4 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon applesauce
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Put the oats, milk, cinnamon, vanilla paste, and mashed banana in a pan. Bring to the boil then cook on a low heat for five minutes, stirring frequently. Take the pan off the heat.
  2. Chop up the fruits so that they’re all around the same size then tip them into a large saucepan. Add the cinnamon, applesauce, sugar and 4 tablespoons of water.
  3. Bring to the boil then cook on a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Spoon a generous amount over warm oats

Keywords: berry compote, oatmeal, breakfast

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