Healthy Living

Quick Berry Compote- Delicous Oatmeal Topping

I’ve never been a huge oatmeal fan. It could be a texture thing or that I’m more of an eggs and toast gal, but oatmeal is generally not on my radar when I wake up. That being said, it’s great for boosting milk supply and for incorporating yummy health foods such as chia seeds and flax meal. 

One food I am in love with is berries. Unfortunately we’re not currently in berry season, which is why frozen work out nicely. Now, you could just toss the berries in while cooking the oatmeal or on top at the end, both are a decent breakfast. But if you want to feel like you’re eating pie and yet not have any guilt, you have to try this recipe.

It’s apparently called a compote, which I learned after I made this on my own. Maybe I subconsciously saw it somewhere on a cooking show or in a book and regurgitated it at 6am half asleep… which would be amazing if you ask me. Or, it’s simply a fancy term for a very yummy way to prepare berries. 


Ingredients:

1/2 cup Organic frozen berry medley

1 tbsp Raw, local honey

1 tbsp (grade a or b) pure maple syrup

Splash of lemon juice (about a tsp)

Pinch of salt

1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pour ingredients into a saucepan on medium heat until the fruit begins to bubble.
  2. Reduce heat and mash the fruit, I use a potato masher because it’s what I have but I’m sure there are other ways to do it. The goal is to break up the berries into small pieces.
  3. Let simmer on low for about 5-7 minutes and remove from heat. Allow to cool for a minute before pouring into your oatmeal.
  4. For additional flavor add nuts or seeds to the top of this for an added crunchy element to the dish!

I’m unsure of how long the compote lasts with this preparation, but I’ve never found out because we eat it right away. I would use it for dessert or as jam on toast the same day if there are any leftovers. 

Let me know if you try it out or if you have any yummy oatmeal toppings you’d like to share!

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