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Sticky Cinnamon Figs

I used to think figs were reserved for people with digestive issues, but when my friend at the local farmers market forced me to try the fresh stuff, I was hooked. Juicy and not overly sweet, figs make a fantastic base for stronger flavours. Here they’re paired with cinnamon and rice malt syrup – but get creative with other items in your cupboard for endless variations!





  • 2 ripe figs
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil


  1. Preheat grill to a medium-high heat.
  2. Cut a deep cross in to the top of both figs, then ease apart.
  3. Place figs in a small baking dish, and place the coconut oil in the center of the fruits.
  4. Drizzle over rice malt syrup, dust with cinnamon and scatter over the pistachios.
  5. Grill for 5 minutes until a stick sauce forms at the bottom of the dish and the figs have just softened.
  6. Serve yoghurt among two plates, drizzle sauce over the top and top with the grilled figs.

*Sub rice malt syrup for maple syrup, coconut nectar or raw honey – whatever your preference.
This dish also works well with almonds and mixed spice in place of the cinnamon and pistachios. 

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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