This warm compote has all the comforting flavors of sweet spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Not to mention that your kitchen will smell wonderful as this compote simmers. The chia seeds act to thicken the compote, so you can spoon it over fresh and steaming whole wheat waffles. Added bonus, there is no added sugar! The sweeter your pears, the sweeter your compote. This leaves room for a drizzle of agave, if you love a sweet drizzle like I do 😊
What (your ingredients):
3-4 ripe pears, diced
1/3 cup water
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of ground cloves
1 tablespoon chia seeds
How (your directions):
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring diced pears and water to a simmer. Add spices and continue to simmer over medium-low for 10 minutes.
Stir in chia seeds and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
Allow compote to cool slightly for about 3 minutes, which allows the compote to continue to thicken.
Serve hot over whole wheat waffles!
Leftover compote is delicious stirred into yogurt or spooned over warm oatmeal 😊
Why (the science): Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the heart healthy fats, as well as fiber. 1 tablespoon of chia seeds contains almost 6 grams of fiber, providing 20% of your fiber for the day!