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).
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.
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.
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.Did you know cranberry products contain polyphenol antioxidants? #cranberryfacts Click To Tweet
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
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Fresh Cranberry Chia Seed Compote
- 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
- 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.
What’s your favorite way to cook or bake with fresh cranberries?
Let me know in the comments below!
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