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Caramelized Figs with Yoghurt and Granola 

My uncle has a green fig tree in his backyard. Every summer, he would give us a generous portion of his harvest. We like to eat them fresh, but I also like making them into desserts. This recipe is fairly simple and is a good way to use up figs that are starting to get too ripe.  You can serve them with yoghurt and honey like I did or eat them with ice cream, even in a salad ! I made some granola the other day, so I added them for extra crunchiness. 

Makes about 4-6 servings

  • 6 fresh figs
  • 15 g unsalted butter 
  • 30 g demerara or brown sugar 
  • 300 g plain Greek yoghurt 
  • 60 mL honey 
  • 1 cup homemade granola 
  1. Cut figs in halves, coat with brown sugar 
  2. Melt butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat 
  3. Add figs, cut sides down
  4. Cook for about 3-4 minutes (be careful not to burn the sugar)
  5. Flip figs over, remove from heat 
  6. Serve warm with yoghurt, honey and granola

Caramelized Figs with Yoghurt and Granola

 

 

Homemade Granola

Granola is so easy to make, even my eight year old daughter can almost do it all by herself (except using the oven) ! You can make it as simple as ours, or you can add more of your favourites. Eat it with milk, yoghurt and fresh fruits as a healthy breakfast or snack.

Makes about 2 cups
Total time = 30 minutes

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons demerara or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond slices
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F
  2. Mix together oats, sugar, raisins and almonds
  3. Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla, mix well
  4. Place a thin and even layer on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden, stirring once
  6. Cool and store in air-tight container for up to 2 weeks

No Bake Granola Bites

A quick, easy and healthy snack. You can use any dried fruits or nuts that you like.  If you don’t want to use peanut butter, you can substitute it with almond or sunflower butter.

Makes about 16 bites

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  1. Mix melted butter, peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract
  2. Mix oats, rice cereal, chocolate chips, cranberries and flaxseed
  3. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until blended
  4. Roll into small balls, place on parchment paper
  5. Keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week