Fig with Banana Vanilla Sauce

figs with vanilla sauce

This is as decadent as it is simple.  

You do need fresh figs for this. If you have never had one – buy one now.

It’s the sexiest fruit ever. Exotic fig and vanilla go well together :-)

And the hint of banana gives it a lovely sweetness that masks the stevia taste.

Figs with Banana Vanilla Sauce
Recipe type: dessert
Cook time:  1 min
Total time:  1 min
Serves: 4
  • 1 fresh fig
  • 1 glass almond milk
  • 1 sachet stevia
  • ⅓ vanilla bean
  • tip of banana, mashed
  • 2 heaped tsp corn flour
  1. Heat the almond milk up. Scrape the vanilla into it. Empty the stevia sachet into the milk, stirring. Dissolve the corn flour in a bit of cold almond milk, stirring and add to the rest of the almond milk.
  2. Bring to the boil and continue to stir. Then put it aside, letting it thicken. Stir again before eating or put it in the fridge over night if you prefer it cold. Keeps in the fridge for a few days.
  3. Wash and half the fig, arrange in a dessert bowl and pour the vanilla sauce over it. Enjoy.

The vanilla sauce also tastes super with warm cake.

Top Tip: Store the scraped out skin of the vanilla bean in a jar with stevia (it gives off the vanilla smell to the stevia, a bit like vanilla sugar)

Candida diet info:

Figs are out of bounds during the candida diet unfortunately.

No doubt they are infinitely better than dried figs in terms of their sugar content, but there’s still some sugar in there to possibly cause a reaction. That said, once the candida is under control this is a wonderful dessert, because you don’t need much to feel satisfied. Even just half a fig with the vanilla sauce feels like an amazing treat.

And don’t forget, that the vanilla sauce without the banana also makes a fab addition to coconut muffins or unsweetened carrot cake which you can enjoy already a few weeks into the diet – yum!

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I shared this recipe with Raw Foods Thursday.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @Gluten-Free Cat November 6, 2013 at 20:25

Mmmmm, this sounds really delicious! Can you believe I’ve never had a fresh fig? Just dried or baked. I think I need to fix that!


Sandra November 6, 2013 at 20:45

Ooh definitely Heather, it’s nothing like the dried kind. You’ll love it! thanks for commenting :)


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