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holiday chia breakfast bowl with winter compote

it's christmas and we can't really believe it. somehow, two months went by without a single post on here so today we're back with a really special breakfast treat to make it up to you. We admit it's not the healthiest of breakfast options, but since it's the holidays we feel that's more than fine. (plus we have added an option to make it lighter)

we've always been big chia pudding fans and decided to vamp up an old favourite with a christmas-sy twist. we added cloves, anise, cinnamon and cardamom and all the spices really work so well. themix of cold chia pudding and warm compote is something we personally absolutely love and we're sure you will, too.

for one breakfast bowl, you'll need:

  • 200g unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 75ml soy cream (use milk instead if you prefer it lighter)
  • 2 heaping tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of cardamom
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar or coconut sugar (whichever you prefer)
  1. mix all the ingredients until well combined and let soak over night in a mason jar or covered bowl. technically, one hour of soaking is enough but we prefer it when the chia seeds have been soaked longer
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 2 aniseeds
  • 5 cloves
  1. after removing the core, cut the apple into small chunks
  2. cut the orange in half and juice one half of it. add the juice into a small pot along with the apple chunks and spices and bring to a boil
  3. once boiling, let simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes (at this point it's up to you to sweeten it. if using a sweet apple you may not have to but otherwise we recommend adding in 1/2 tbsp of your sweetener of choice)
  4. peel the other half of the orange and cut into small pieces
  5. pop the chia pudding into a bowl and mix in the orange. add the compote and top with your favourite granola

We wish you all a very merry christmas, wonderful and peaceful holidays with your loved ones and a happy new year!

kerstin & larissa