Muesli accompaniments: Roasted Fig and Cacao & Quinoa Muesli

Congratulations on making our oh, so speedy muesli, your parents would be proud that you’re upholding the decree to always start your day right with breakfast. [Insert sponsorship terms, scene: me conveniently holding a branded yoghurt cup blissfully happy that I am eating plain yoghurt for breakfast.] But, unfortunately to both you and me, this is not my life , unless someone happens to know someone who knows someone who owns Woolworths, I would be lying if I didn’t say that their  plain yoghurt got me through 2016.

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But enough of my spiel and onto the good stuff, the good stuff being my first accompaniment to my homemade granola. Let us say it together, figs are the reason the sun shines! Seeing that figs are in season, it is my moral duty to add them to everything that I cook and luckily they make for a delicious muesli topping that will leave you as happy as when you smelt your muesli ‘a-baking’.


Ingredients:

  • One citrus fruit, I used a naartjie, juiced
  • A handful of figs, sliced in half
  • 1 tbs of honey
  • A handful of berries
  • 200g of plain yoghurt
  • A handful of muesli

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  2. In a small bowel, mix the citrus fruit juice and honey and add the figs and allow to soak for 1-2 minutes
  3. Add the figs and all the juice to an oven proof dish and place in the oven for 10 minutes
  4. After 10 minutes, remove the oven dish and add the berries and mix them all together before placing the oven dish back into the oven for 5-7 minutes (I used frozen berries so it took a bit longer to cook)
  5. Remove the from the oven and leave until time to plate
  6.  In you breakfast bowl add the yoghurt, followed by the roasted figs and berries, leaving the syrup for the end.
  7. Sprinkle the muesli over the yoghurt and fruit and finally spoon on the syrup to your heart’s desire.

K.O


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