Ayurvedic apple compote

As a side for waffles or pancakes, pure or as a topping for your porridge: Ayurvedic apple compote is always a good idea. Always! This ayurvedic version combines juicy apples, soothing spices and grounding almonds. I love to cook one big batch and then enjoy the compote throughout the week.

Ayurvedic apple compote with cinnamon in a small bowl
Waffles with Ayurvedic apple compote

Ayurvedic apple compote recipe

INGREDIENTS (FOR 2 PORTIONS)
  • 2 medium sweet apples (e.g. Cox Orange or Boskoop)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut blossom sugar or sugar of choice
  • optional: a pinch of grounded vanilla
  • approx. 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
METHOD
  1. Peel apples and cut into small pieces. Heat coconut oil in a small pot. Add apple pieces, spices and sugar and sauté briefly. Add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer uncovered over low heat for about 15 minutes until the liquid vaporized. Add more water if necessary. Remove the pot and stir in sliced almonds. Cover the pot and let the apples sit for ten minutes. Enjoy warm.

If you like the compote to be more liquid, simply mash the apple pieces after cooking with a fork.

What does Ayurveda say about it?

Ayurveda avoids the combination of raw fruits and heavy foods because it is often poorly tolerated. When combining fruit with other food, it is recommended to warm up the fruit beforehand. Cinnamon and cardamom help to make the apples more digestible. Due to their heating effect, the spices have a balancing effect on the cold Vata and Kapha quality.

Tip: Try the apple compote with gluten-free pumpkin waffles!

Ayurvedic apple compote in a pot