Energy February: Apple Compote & Granola with Yoghurt

Hello February! This month we’re focusing on foods that can help you boost your energy levels and keep you feeling strong and motivated throughout the month of February.  Our first recipe of the month is an yoghurt, apple compote with homemade granola.

Next time you’re eating what you might consider a ‘healthy’ breakfast, take a look at the ingredient list on your yoghurt tub and granola box. It’s likely you’ll find ingredients such as processed sweeteners (corn syrup, fructose), sugar, thickeners (xanthan gum, corn starch), artificial colors and flavors. Even the granola’s marketed as “healthy” will be predominantly grain based and will almost always contain sugar. These ingredients are inflammatory and disruptive to blood sugar levels as well as being generally lacking in nutrients. Putting a large batch of granola together takes less than 30 minutes and can become your breakfast for the week. This granola combined with an organic, live culture and sugar free yoghurt will greatly improve your morning energy levels to take you through to lunch!

Apple Compote & Granola with Yoghurt   (serves 2)


 For the compote

  • 2 apples from the Fruitful Day Box
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp all spice
  • ¼ tsp clove powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

 For the granola (makes a batch)

 200g mixed nuts from the Fruitful Day Box

  • 200g gluten free oats
  • 100g pumpkin and sunflower from the Fruitful Day Box
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 200g mixed raisins, cranberries and dates


 METHOD for the compote 

  1. Preheat the over to 170 degrees C.
  2. Peel, core and chop the apple into large cubes.
  3. Place apple and all other ingredients on a roasting tray and mix together until apples are coated.
  4. Roast for 20 – 30 minutes for until the apples are soft and a little browned.

 METHOD for the granola

  1. Preheat the over to 170 degrees C.
  2. Mix nuts, oats, seeds, coconut and cinnamon together.
  3. Add honey and coconut oil and mixture evenly together.
  4. Bake for 20 – 30 mins, however, turn every 5 minutes to make sure the granola doesn’t burn on one side.
  5. Remove from the oven and stir in the dried fruit.
  6. Leave to cool before serving.

To assemble

  1. Spoon any organic yoghurt or non dairy yoghurt into a bowl. Add compote and granola as desired.
  2. Garnish with any Fruitful Day Fruits, cacao nibs, peanut butter and honey.

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