Coconut Slow Roasted Figs

I got a little carried away after my last experiment with figs and bought quite a few at the farmers market the other day. I then proceeded to forget all about them.

It got to clean out the fridge day – something I am trying to do once a week before I online order my fruit and vegetables. That is another new thing I have been trying for the last few months – every Monday I come home to a big box of beautifully fresh fruit and vegetables from The Lettuce Shop. I don’t always have time on a Saturday morning to get to a farmers market so this is my way of making sure I support local produce as well as benefiting from the convenience of their home delivery service.

Hiding at the bottom of the crisper are my tiny figs looking a little sad and sorry for themselves. Not particularly appetising for someone still trying to convince herself that fresh figs are delicious. I was loath to throw them out so I stood there looking at their forlorn little shapes sitting squat and defeated on the kitchen bench, twiddling my hair, wondering what on earth I could do with them. I was pretty happy with how my last batch of baked figs turned out (see the recipe here) and after much consideration, the best I could come up with was to take that recipe idea to the next level.

Ingredients:
Figs – as many or few as you like
Coconut Oil
Stevia
Ground Cinnamon

Method:
Preheat the oven to 100C.

Quarter your figs and coat each one in some coconut oil. I used a pastry brush to make it easier. Sprinkle each quarter with some stevia and cinnamon.

Bake for around 3 – 4 hours or until the figs are shrivelled and dried.

I’m planning on trying these babies with porridge. I’m sure mixed with the hot porridge they will go warm and gooey again.

They would be a spectacular addition to a cheese board.

A great, healthy afternoon snack, mix them with nuts to make your own trail mix.

Served on fruit toast with some ricotta and honey drizzled on top.

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2 thoughts on “Coconut Slow Roasted Figs

  1. I am a sucker for figs. I wish I was at that market with you, I’d have stocked up just the same!! These slow roasted figs look delicious. Love the fact that they’ve just been roasted with goodness rather than refined sugars etc. I’m going to go on a fig hunt now, asap… if I get lost with three kg of figs it’ll be your fault! 😉 xx

    • Laura, I can’t tell you how good these are! I feel like they look like ugly little shrivelled things! Which they are! But the stevia goes CRUNCHY! and they are so gooey and delicious! One of those times when pictures can’t deliver the message to your taste buds! Please, please give them a go! 3 kilos of figs will not go to waste! I am going to get some more today as these lasted about ten minutes once I started tucking in..! They taste amazing with a piece of Bahen & Co 70% Dark Chocolate…

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