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Breakfast Bagels With Spicy Fruit Compote
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Breakfast Bagels With Spicy Fruit Compote

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.

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  1. BuddhasDelight
    heaven! voted. :)
  2. Carolyn
    Vote #3! I have never made jam, jelly or fruit compote, but would love to try my hand at it some time. Fellow writer, you may feel that you would rather save your votes for someone that does not recieve many votes. You may not be aware that votes from our friends and family members that vote only on our articles does not count as much as someone that votes for many varied writers. Although the crew at the Flaming Vegan will not reveal all that goes into the choice for Top Posts, the crew has written me revealing this information. To prove that the articles that receive the most votes, do not always make Top Posts, consider my recent article on pizza that received 13 votes, but did not make Top Posts! Again, consideration for your vote for my articles is appreciated!
  3. Kristin Barton
    Kristin Barton
    Sounds delish! Voted!
  4. kristo
    mmmm. I bet the pineapple compote was really tasty.
    1. SnakeWitch
      Oh yeah... especially in tropical zones, that should make an absolutely ridiculous brekkie!
  5. SnakeWitch
    Delish! Voted! Just a heads-up - read bagel labels carefully. Surprisingly, quite a few aren't vegan, especially in specialty bagel shops and coffee shops, such as Starbucks (they only have one vegan bagel in Canada - the whole-wheat one).
  6. pftsusan
    I think this is good. I voted and I invite you to look at my new blog.
    1. Veganara
      Thanks for the vote Pftsusan, have voted for yours too. Thanks for pointing out that bagels may not be vegan SnakeWitch - I must admit, I hadn't considered that. Will look at the labels in future. I also have a recipe for them, which is vegan, which I am going to try sometime, then I'll blog about it!
      1. Kristin Barton
        Kristin Barton
        Many "English muffins" in our stores in the US are vegan. If you can't find vegan bagels, I suggest those!
  7. Carolyn
    Congrats Veganara for making Top Posts!


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