Figgy Flapjack Bake

Updated: May 4, 2019

Whilst on our house sit we were lucky enough to have a beautiful fresh fig tree laden with figs growing in the garden! Before this house sit, I had never eaten a fresh fig and was pleasantly surprised to find a sweet, fruity red flesh on the inside of it‘s greeny/brown skin. When I ate one, the mouthfuls melted in my mouth.

A little bit of delicious gooey sweetness.

This then spurred on the creation of this recipe and researching fig nutrition. Did you know that figs ‘Ficus carica’ are full of calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Calcium is important for muscle contraction, strong bones and teeth, transmitting messages through your nerve and the release of hormones. Each fig also provides the nutrients magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin B6.

So many great reasons to munch on a fig and an even better reason to make this recipe.

Although, I like to see the nutritional components of different foods it’s important to remember the wholeness of the fruit together with the experience of creating and enjoying every mouthful.

The great thing is figs are in season and they’re popping up in shops ... I saw some in Tesco so I can carry on creating with figs when the house sit is over.

Serves: 6 - 8

Time to prepare: 15 - 20 minutes

Time to cook: 10 - 15 minutes

You will need...

Fig layer: