Pink lady and fig bircher muesli

The season for fresh figs is between summer and autumn. Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron and are a good source of fibre, which promotes healthy digestion. When choosing figs, select those that are plump and tender, have a rich, deep colour and are free from bruising. Keep your figs in the fridge and consume within 1-2 days of purchasing.

Recipe by Georgia Houston from GH Nutrition

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 6 hours or overnight

Serves 4


1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup Greek yoghurt, plus extra to serve

1 cup milk 1 orange, juiced

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup flaked almonds, plus extra to serve

1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

2 pink lady apples, grated

2 figs, halved

Honey, to serve


Place the oats, yoghurt, milk orange juice, coconut, almonds, hazelnut and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix well to combine.

Cover mixture and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Add the apple and stir to combine. Divide between bowls and top with yoghurt, almonds, figs, vanilla and honey.

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