I just love my apple compote and after decades of hating breakfast, the re-discovery of stewed apple has me bouncing down the stairs, looking forward to waking up my laste-buds! My Italian grandma used to make it for me and my siblings when we stayed for school holidays but I’ve added my own little twist and you can have fun experimenting too. You could add strawberries or pineapples to your apples to make a summery alternative (they’re delicious warm!) or for winter warmness add raisins and ground cinnamon.
Why is apple compote soothing?
Apples are an anti-inflammatory food which helps to soothe the gut and being high in fibre it can help with gut motility. Apples can help with weight management and has powerful anti-oxidant properties. Its a great all round and much underestimated fruit.
Take a look at all the benefits with Dr Josh Axe’s comprehensive but reader-friendly guide – https://draxe.com/apple-nutrition/
Provides 4-5 ramekin portions
• 5 Apples of your choice
• Generous handful of fresh blueberries
• 1/2 inch thick slice of Ginger
• 1 tablespoon of Organic Maple Syrup
• 1/2 cup of water
• Sprinkle of Chia Seeds
Personal favourite accompaniments:
Alpro Blueberry Soya Dessert, Alpro Vanilla Soya Dessert, Quaker Gluten Free Oat Porridge with Cinnamon.
1. Peel and chop the apples into chunks.
2. Chop the ginger into tiny pieces
3. Pop the apple, blueberry and ginger in a saucepan with the water.
4. Add the Maple syrup and gently heat on the stove, stirring frequently until the apples are
soft and begin losing their shape.
The pigment from the blueberries will bleed into the apple turning the compote into a very pretty pink colour.
I portion the compote into ramekins and wrap them in cling film and store them in the fridge. This makes breakfast or snacking really easy!
You could add strawberries or pineapples to your apples to make a summery alternative or for winter warmness, add raisins and ground cinnamon.
If you suffer from gut health issues and would like some support with your health or food sensitivities and allergies contact a Nutritional Therapist. I use Jane Barrett of Nurturing Nutrition – http://www.nurturingnutrition.co.uk
Ingredients I used