Fig Compote & Rose Water Granola

Time for a healthier recipe!

I love figs! Eaten fresh or cooked, they pair well with sweet or salty dishes. They are packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals so they are great to kick-start your day. Although this recipe was meant as a breakfast idea, you could also have it as a healthy dessert. I make mine before going to bed in a small mason jar so it’s ready to take to work with me the next day.

Figs are big in the middle east and I wanted to bring some of those flavours in my recipe. Rose water can be found in almost every grocery store now and it doesn’t take much to brighten up a dish. Paired with the pistachios and cardamom, it really changes it up from your regular granola.



For the compote:

  • 8 to 10 fresh figs, cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of water
  • 1/4 tsp of rose-water

For the granola:

  • 3/4 cup of rolled oats (not the instant ones!)
  • 1/4 chopped nuts of your choice (I used almond and pistachio)
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp of rose-water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 to 5 cardamom seeds, whole

To assemble:

  • Plain yogurt (I used Skyr)
  • Slices of fresh fig


Start your compote by mixing all your ingredients in a small saucepan at medium heat. Once it’s starts boiling, lower the heat and let cook uncovered for about 30 minutes. If you notice that it’s getting to thick and you’re nowhere near done cooking them, add a little bit of water to loosen it up.

While the compote is cooking, preheat your oven to 300° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix all your ingredients for the granola together and spread onto pan in an even layer. Stick in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes mixing occasionally. Take out of the oven and pick out the cardamom seeds if you find the taste too intense or leave them in, it’s up to you!


Once everything is done, let cool to room temperature and then start assembling.


Compote – Fresh Fig Slices – yogurt – Granola – More Figs!XT203719


Cheers xxx



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