This is one of my favourite breakfasts, as it is quick, satisfying and fairly healthy. The bagels give you an easy source of energy and the fruit compote, served with them, should ensure that you get at least a couple of your 5-a-day! You can use just about any combination of fruit for the compote, according to your personal taste: last time I did it, I used tropical ones like papaya and pineapple, with grapefruit. However, apples, pears and red berries work particularly well. I use shop-bought bagels, but you can make your own, if you are feeling really adventurous! (I have a recipe for them, I may share that next).
Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 ripe pear or apple, cored and sliced
250g rhubarb, sliced
100g blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc
1 teaspoon caster sugar or agave syrup
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 bagels (you can use either plain, cinnamon-flavoured, raisin, etc)
1) Place all the fruit with the sugar in a saucepan with 1 tbsp of water.
2) Add spices, and bring to the boil.
3) Cook with the lid on over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes until softened but still chunky.
4) Allow to cool.
5) Meanwhile, slice each bagel and toast. Spread with vegan margarine to taste and serve with the compote.