Ingredients for 2 persons:
1 apple, unpeeled and diced
200 g frozen forest fruits, thawed or not (see tips)
¼ tsp cinnamon
a pinch of ground cardamom (optional)
a pinch of sweetener, if desired
10 g butter or coconut oil
200 g full natural yogurt or a vegetable alternative
a fresh vanilla pod or a few drops of vanilla extract (see tips)
Heat the butter or coconut oil in a small pot. Stir-fry the apple pieces until they are all covered with the grease. Add the forest fruits, cinnamon and cardamom and possibly some sweetener to taste. Place the lid on the pot and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir regularly until the apple is cooked and the forest fruits are warm.
Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthwise and scrape out all the seeds with a knife. Add this to the yogurt and stir well with a fork. (It takes a while for all the seeds to be nicely spread throughout the mixture.)
Let the cooked fruit cool down a bit, spread it over two bowls, spoon over the yogurt and finish with XAVIES' Toasted Granola.
Cardamom is a delicious spice, in the family of ginger and typically used in gingerbread. You can buy cardamom in pods or already ground. The ground version, which I use here, can be found in the better supermarket or in Turkish shops.
If you thaw the frozen fruit in advance, do not do this in a colander, but in a regular bowl. Otherwise, you will lose the precious juice, which is what makes this recipe so deliciously smooth.
Vanilla pods are quite expensive, but the taste is so much better and more intense than that of extract. The seeds of one pod are sufficient for 500 g yogurt, so be sure to make some more and keep them for later. Or use the whole pod for this recipe and enjoy the full vanilla flavor!
Of course, you can also use vanilla-flavored yogurt. Nice and convenient, but the disadvantage is that these yogurts usually contain a lot of sugar, flavoring agents and preservatives.