I have finally managed a dessert with fruits :D. It is guilt-free, delicious and nutritious as well! The Basil Seed Pudding with Apple and Plum Compote can make for a great make-ahead breakfast or a cooling summer dessert. You can easily customize this recipe and make substitutions based on availability of ingredients. The Apple and Plum Compote could be replaced with a berry sauce or mango puree or some caramelized peaches! Whatever you like! The Basil seed pudding is perfect for summer. Basil seeds or Sabja seeds have a cooling effect on the body. They also help in digestion, which seems to go for a toss in hot summers. You could use Chia seeds as well. I have used Basil seeds because they are native to India. Both Basil and Chia seeds are beneficial for health and have multiple benefits.
The Basil Seed Pudding with Apple and Plum Compote is a very simple recipe. The Basil seeds are presoaked in milk for a few hours and then served with a fruity Apple and Plum Compote, chopped nuts and seeds. Doesn’t that sound healthy and breakfast worthy! And it’s delicious as well. I served it in these pretty wine glasses to make it more fancy.
I am not a fruit person. Butter and sugar laiden rich desserts are always more fun to make and eat :D. But I also realize the importance of healthy eating. I am not saying, I have suddenly taken up a vegan and healthy lifestyle. I am very much going to make caramel, chocolate and other indulging desserts on a regular basis. But once in awhile, I am going to try bringing up something guilt-free and healthy as well. This The Basil Seed Pudding with Apple and Plum Compote is a little step in that direction. With time, I see a progressive tilt towards a healthier lifestyle. Food choices have changed so much now. Nutritious and healthier alternatives are also easily available.
The fruit compote is lovely on its own as well. Add it to your overnight oats, spread it on a toast or toss it with some granola over your vanilla yogurt. If you want to indulge, enjoy it with some vanilla ice-cream ;).
Basil Seed Pudding with Apple and Plum Compote
The The Basil Seed Pudding with Apple and Plum Compote is a refreshing option for a light but flavorful summer breakfast. It can also be enjoyed as a mid-afternoon snack or a guilt-free dessert :).