Chia compote is a great way to add flavor to your food. Use this simple compote recipe on your pancakes, French toast, or even on porridge.
Chia compote is a vibrant fruit condiment which takes minutes to make and only uses 6 ingredients.
It is a simple recipe that makes a tangy, sweet, and thick berry sauce. Berry chia compote is perfect to use on so many different things.
From pancakes, to cakes, or even on porridge, toast, or overnight oats.
This recipe uses raspberries and blueberries. You can use fresh berries or frozen berries.
Alternatively, you could use one kind of berry such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, or even use a different mix of berries to make this compote.
What is a compote?
A compote is a sweet sauce which is made from fruit cooked. It is similar to jam, but not as thick and is typically less sweet.
Some popular compotes include mango compote, strawberry compote, chia compote, and raspberry compote.
A compote is different from a coulis.
A compote is similar to a coulis and is prepared in a similar way. But, a coulis is a smooth sauce.
This is because after cooking the ingredients are blended and sometimes strained to remove any fibres or seeds from the fruits.
What are chia seeds?
Chia seeds are a type of seed which are often called a “super food.”
Chia seeds come from a plant called Salvia hispanica L. These seeds are use in a variety of foods, such as pastries, compotes, and overnight nights.
If you are not able to get chia seeds, you could use basil seeds instead. Basil seeds are similar to chia seeds and are often a cheaper alternative.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- There are so many uses for this chia compote – from using it on your pancakes, porridge, on it’s own, on crackers.
- This recipe for chia compote is so simple and quick to make.
- This berry and chia seed compote only uses a handful of ingredients.
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Raspberries: Fresh or frozen.
- Blueberries: Fresh or frozen.
- Lemon Juice: You could use lime juice instead.
- White Sugar: You could use caster sugar, or monkfruit sugar
- Chia Seeds
This recipe for chia compote makes about 1 ¼ cup (220 grams, 7.76 ounces).
Step One: Place raspberries, blueberries, lemon or lime juice, sugar and water in a small pot. Over low to medium heat, bring to the boil. Stir occasionally. Frozen raspberries and blueberries can take a bit longer to bring to the boil.
Step Two: Boil the mixture for about 5 minutes, stir the mixture so that it does not burn. If you find the mixture rises when you are boiling it, slightly reduce the heat and stir.
Step Three: Reduce the heat to low and then allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir often.
Turn off heat and mix through the chia seeds. The compote will thicken as it cools.
Step Four: Allow to cool completely before storing in a sterilised jar or glass container or serve warm.
Sterilise your jar by pouring boiling water over the outside and inside of the jar.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $5.50
Substitutions / Variations
You could make raspberry chia compote by using only raspberries.
Or you could use a different mix of berries, such as strawberries, and blackberries.
Make a mango chia compote by using mango pieces instead of strawberries.
Or you could even try a blueberry chia compote by using all blueberries instead of raspberries and blueberries.
Some ways we love to use this chia compote are on:
- To top cakes, especially chocolate cake,
- Crackers or on a cheese board.
- Muesli, cereals, and overnight oats
This chia compote can be stored in an air tight container or sealed jar in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Made this recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments below! We'd love to hear how it turned out.
- 1 cups (200 grams, 7.05 ounces) raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup (125 grams, 4.41 ounces) blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 tablespoon Lemon or lime Juice
- 2 tablespoons (30 grams, 1.06 ounces) White Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Water
- 1 ½ teaspoons Chia Seeds or basil seeds
- Place raspberries, blueberries, lemon or lime juice, sugar and water in a small pot. Over low to medium heat, bring to the boil. Stir occasionally. Frozen berries can take a bit longer to bring to the boil.
- Boil the mixture for about 5 minutes, stir the mixture so that it does not burn. If you find the mixture rises when you are boiling it, slightly reduce the heat and stir.
- Reduce the heat to low and then allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir often. Turn off heat and mix through the chia seeds. (see note 1).
- Allow to cool completely before storing in a sterilised jar or glass container or serve warm. (see note 2).