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Fresh Cranberry Chia Seed Compote

Breakfast  |  Published on Nov 4, 2018  |  Last modified on Oct 25, 2019

Fresh Cranberry Chia Seed Compote is a fool proof recipe you’ll be able to enjoy in a variety of ways all Holiday season!

Don’t you love it when you see fresh cranberries pop up in the product section! Hello holiday season!

Move over pumpkin. Cranberries, enter scene.

JK, I will forever love pumpkin. But cranberries have a special place in my heart too. If you don’t have any fresh cranberries on hand you can always opt for my Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread made with dried cranberries!

What are some health benefits of cranberries?

(This information is sourced from the US Cranberries website).

Nutrient-Dense Food

Cranberries contain essential vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber and other naturally occurring compounds that may have potential health benefits.

Cranberries are cholesterol and fat free, and very low in sodium.

Antioxidants

Cranberry juice is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins C and E. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.

Fresh Cranberries in a medium sized sauce pan

Tart Taste

Cranberries are naturally low in sugar and high in acidity, making them especially tart. The Dietary Guidelines allow for a limited amount of added sugar to improve palatability and recommends less than 10 percent of calories per day be from added sugar. The total amount of sugar in dried cranberries is similar to that of other dried fruit.

Can I make this with dried cranberries?

Unfortunately, no. Fresh cranberries only for best results.

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Ways to enjoy this compote:

  • Spread on leftover turkey sandwiches
  • Spread it on toast #toasttuesday
  • Enjoy over a bowl of ice cream or yogurt
  • Serve over baked oatmeal (or your routine oatmeal bowl)
  • Spread it on pancakes or waffles 
  • Enjoy it with turkey on Thanksgiving
  • Top it on  warm apple pie!
  • Serve with pork tenderloin or pork chops
  • Layer it in a parfait 
Fresh Cranberry Chia Seed compote on buttermilk waffles

Life update:

  • Engaged life is SO fun! (and a little stressful) Lots of planning already and time is flying! 
  • My sister in law found out she is having a BOY!!!! Due March 2019!
  • I am still loving the Pilates studio I work at…we are opening up a second studio in 2019 as well. 
  • I’m on season 6 Grey’s Anatomy – I’m sooo behind the times. LOL!

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Fresh Cranberry Chia Seed Compote

Fresh Cranberries make the BEST compote ever! The perfect blend of tart and sweet and it can be used in so many ways! Waffles, oatmeal, leftover turkey sandwiches – and more!
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Tawnie Kroll

Ingredients

  • 1 12oz. bag fresh (or frozen) cranberries – about 3 1/2 cups
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • Optional: orange zest

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cranberries, maple syrup, chia seeds and water. Start with 1/4 cup water, then continue to add more a tablespoon at a time as it cooks and thickens.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries begin to burst and the sauce thickens, about 15-20 minute! Let cool before serving & store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 
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Notes

Enjoy in oatmeal, on toast, on top of pancakes or waffles, etc. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3Tbsp. | Calories: 38kcal

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    1. Yay! I love prepping this on Sunday’s and then having it for it’s multiple purposes throughout the week! 🙂 Enjoy!

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