Five Minute Fig Toasts

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Have you ever wondered who invented “#toastTuesday” on Instagram? I’ll consider this post my formal petition for “#toastThursday”…

Let’s face it–I could eat toast every day!

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The key to making this a “meal” rather than a “snack” is to ensure a complementary balance of complex carbs, protein, and fat. I typically stay in the nut butter lane, but these lovely figs from my  Hungry Harvest box inspired a new idea! Soy or Greek yogurt up the protein level here.

Figs season is so fleeting, I knew I needed to take advantage of it now.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 slices bread of choice
  • 4 TBS yogurt of choice (almond, soy, and regular all work!)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Honey, maple syrup, or agave to taste
  • 3-4 fresh figs, sliced thinly
  • Fresh mint spring (optional)
  • Sprinkle of Chia seeds (optional)

METHOD:

  1. Toast bread. Don’t have a toaster? No worries, me neither! I set my broiler to “high” and let the bread brown on each side for about a minute or so inside the oven.
  2. Mix yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg,and ginger in a small bowl. Spread onto toasted bread.
  3. Top toasts with figs and drizzle with honey/maple syrup/agave. Add mint leaves or Chia seeds if desired (for more staying power).
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Just call me Mrs. Fig (any HP fans out there?)

 

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