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Oatmeal breakfast with plum compote for a cold winter morning
Note: Make the plum compote at least the night before. Or just prepare a large amount of compote whenever you feel like it to get through the winter. This way you can spontaneously decide to make this breakfast any morning. Then it's done within 5 minutes and you'll be eager to start your day!

Recipe for: 2 large jars + 1 person oatmeal porridge
Preparation time: 45 minutes for the compote + 5 minutes for breakfast

Ingredients for the plum compote
  • 500 g fresh plums, pitted and cut into quarters
  • 150 g dried plums, pitted and cut into quarters
  • 3 pieces of star anise
  • 200 gr jelly sugar
  • cube of fresh ginger (cut into pieces 2 to 3 cm)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder)
  • 50 ml of water
  • 2 large jam jars (boil the jars and lids for a few minutes to sterilise)

Ingredients for the oatmeal porridge
  • 60 grams oat flakes
  • 200 ml milk of your choice

Get started for the plum compote
  • As mentioned above, first of all make sure that the jam jars are properly cleaned. Boil them for a few minutes in a pan of water. Then drain them upside down on a clean towel. -Homemade compote generally has a shorter shelf life than store-bought, but this way the jars (unopened) will last for about 3 months.-
  • Put all (dried and fresh) plums in a large pan. Add 50 ml of water, all the spices and the sugar. Gradually bring to a boil.
  • Let it simmer for about 15 minutes while stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  • Smooth out the largest plums with a spoon or fork.
  • When the substance has the desired thickness, pour the warm compote into the jars.
  • Tightly screw the lid onto the jar and turn it upside down to make it vacuum. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
  • In my opinion this compote is really delicious as a topping for my oatmeal porridge! Read on for this. Are you not a porridge lover? Of course this is also perfect as a topping for a tasty sandwich!

Get started for your oatmeal breakfast
  • Put the oatmeal in a pan, add your milk of choice and bring to the boil while stirring.
  • Let it cook slowly until the porridge has thickened.
  • Of course you can add things like seeds or nuts. But…. for the best taste sensation I recommend not adding too much but just enjoy the spoonful of plum compote on top!