Get back to natural sweetness with these yummy fig based desserts / accompaniments. Remember how much better fruit is as a sweet treat over addictive processed sugar! As low in natural sugar as strawberries and with all those tiny seeds figs are an excellent source of fibre – a much better go to than any grain based fibre!
FRESH FIG PUDDING
4 fresh figs
1 TBSP coconut oil / butter /ghee
Pinch of cinnamon / ginger / cocoa
Grated 85-100% chocolate / toasted coconut flakes / cream (ideally raw)
Wash the figs then cut them into halves. Add oil to a pan and when hot add the figs and fry for 1-2 minutes or until they look caramelised.
Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon / ginger / cocoa / grated chocolate / cream / toasted coconut flakes (fry flakes in a pan on high for 1-2 mins constantly stirring)
DRIED FIG PUDDING
8 dried figs
2 TBSP coconut oil
1/2 cup just off boiling water
2 TBSP cocoa powder (optional)
pinch of salt
Using a hand blender blend all ingredients together until fluffy and smooth.
Serve as a hot sauce over good quality ice-cream / chopped frozen banana pieces OR chill the mixture and spread over cookies / crackers or simply eat as is!