Raw cake with vanilla and chocolate

Apple chia compote – easy, delicious and healthy!

Apple chia compote - easy, delicious and healthy!

I made this delicious apple compote with apples from my parents garden before I left for LA, but I have been saving it until now, since I sadly haven’t been able to cook much over here and I don’t have that many recipes left to share with you. Not to worry though, I still have a couple left + some lovely guest posts, so there will be new recipes on the blog the last 3 weeks I am here. While I absolutely love it here, then I must admit that I am starting to feel really excited to get back in my kitchen and finally be able to create some new goodies for you.

This apple chia compote is one of my favorite things to make in the fall when I have easy access to lots of homegrown apples from my parents’ garden. The compote is super simple and easy to make, but so tasty and I love how it can both be breakfast and dessert depending on how it is served.

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Ingredients:
3 cups apples, chopped
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons chia seeds (buy it right here or here, affiliate links)

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Directions:

  1. Simply add all the ingredients to a small pot and bring it to a boil, turn down the heat and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes until the apples have softened and the chia seeds have soaked up the excess fluid. Whether the apples should be all soft or still have a little bite is up to your personal preference, so just keep and eye on it and make sure it doesn’t get overcooked – I still love it when it’s all mushy and overcooked though ;)
  2. You can either serve the apple compote right away (let it cool a little though) or set the apple compote aside to cool before pouring it into scolded airtight glass jars. Store it in the fridge until serving, I have only ever store it a couple of days in the fridge before it was eaten, so I’m not sure how long it keeps.
  3. You can serve the apple compote both warm or cold and I love to serve it both for breakfast or as part of my desserts (recipes coming soon). When I have it for breakfast I love to serve it as pictured with skyr/greek yoghurt, my homemade fall spiced cacao granola and crisp chopped apple – maybe even with a little drizzle of pure maple sirup, so good!!

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