Blueberry compot

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I must admit, I rarely make this in winter. Once spring has begun to show itself, I usually make this on a weekly basis for our breakfasts on the go. I like to make over night oats in a small tub, place a spoon of coconut yogurt, a dollop of compot and a few nuts and seeds for texture on top, then I pop a lid on the box and place it in my bag. Most mornings (weather permitting) I take five minutes sitting on the seafront of Sandycove after the creche run and before work to fuel myself for the busy morning ahead.

BLUEBERRY COMPOT

  •  200 g frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • zest of half a lemon

THE HOW

Place the blueberries into a saucepan along with the lemon, cinnamon, vanilla and maple.

Place over a medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until everything has melted and combined flavours.

Sometimes I mash-up the berries using a potato masher for a smoother consistency but often, like today, I have left them whole. Depending on my mood and what I am using them for.

This compot is great as it can be dolloped on top of morning oats or used to fill puff pastry for a quick hand pie, but also is quite lovely on top of French toast or pancakes.

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