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Winter bircher muesli with a warming compote

This simple dish is full of goodness, and is filling without being too heavy.

SERVES 4  Ready in 20 mins, plus soaking

for the bircher:

200g oats
500ml oat milk
1tsp cinnamon
½tsp vanilla bean paste
50g each hazelnuts and pecans, roughly chopped
1 apple, grated
300ml apple juice
2tbsp chia seeds

for the compote:

2 pears, peeled and deseeded
1tsp cinnamon
1 clementine
100ml cloudy apple juice

1 Mix the bircher ingredients in a bowl. Cover and keep in the fridge overnight.

2 For the compote, chop the pears into chunks and put in a pan. Add the cinnamon then grate in the clementine zest. Remove the peel then chop the fruit and add to the pan along with the apple juice. Cook gently for 5-10 mins until the fruit has broken down slightly.

3 Remove the bircher from the fridge. Taste and adjust the sweetness with maple syrup or honey, if you like. Add a little oat milk, if you find it too thick.

Serve the muesli

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