Chai Baked Oatmeal & fruit Compote
Recipe by Julia Gibson
Full of rolled oats, shredded coconut and chia, this oatmeal combines fibre, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and protein, amongst numerous other vitamins and minerals. It contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich spices, which also help balance blood sugar, soothe digestion, reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system.
Make Apple & Pear Compote: In a small saucepan over medium low heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the diced apples, pears and cinnamon, stirring to combine with the coconut oil. Cover, lower heat to low, and cook for about 45-50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the fruit cooks, preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit and grease a 3-quart baking dish with either butter or coconut oil.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, coconut, chia seeds, baking powder, spices and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract and melted butter. Add the wet mixture to the oat mixture, stirring to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, place in the middle rack of the oven, and bake until set, about 35-45 minutes.
Serve warm with almond butter, coconut yogurt, Apple & Pear Compote and with extra maple syrup. Baked oatmeal will keep in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store any leftover Apple & Pear Compote in an airtight container for up to a week.
Feel free to use only apples or pears for the compote. You can add nuts and seeds to the oatmeal for extra nutrients, such as walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or pecans
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