Today is Day 4 of my Fig Obsessive publications. The more I eat figs, the more I adore them. I adore them the way cat ladies adore their kitties--well, um, except I eat them. I stare at them, watch the little beauties until I know what I want to do with them, and then I gulp them all down!
Today's recipe makes me think of that Ogden Nash poem "Are You a Snodgrass." You make it and tell me if it doesn't remind you of it too...
1/2 cup almond milk
2 TBLSP chia seeds
2 fresh figs, chopped
½ teaspoon orange, lemon, or lime zest
1 ½ TBLSP maple syrup, plus extra for garnish
1 TBLSP walnuts, chopped (for garnish)
1 fig, quartered lengthwise (for garnish)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, chia seeds, zest, and maple syrup. Let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
- Add the chopped figs and stir it up again.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight, until it’s thick and like a chunky pudding.
- When ready to serve, give it a good stir and then garnish with a quartered fig, the walnuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
This might be a bit sweet for breakfast (I’m more of a savory breakfast person), so try it for post-rehearsal, movie night, or just when you deserve a little dessert.
Oh, and I'm a swozzler, although there were no swozzling opportunities in this meal.