Cranberry fig granola will give your morning an energizing boost! Toasted oats, sweet shredded coconut, figs, cranberries, raisins, almonds, and mixed seeds.
I don’t think most people realize how EASY it is to make your own granola. I’m talking 5 minute prep! Add ingredients, mix two bowls, dump on a tray and your done! The oven does all the work for you. I use to pay $5-$6 for a small bag of organic granola from the store. NEVER AGAIN! It costs me $1 for the 3 cups of organic rolled oats that I needed for this recipe, only one buck! This will be enough for breakfast for the week.
I already had all the nuts and seeds in my pantry that I wanted to add to the granola. I get most of my nuts, grains and seeds from the bulk section at my local health food store. If you have a store like that close to you, definitely check it out! You can get a much better price on organic nuts, grains and seeds if you buy them from the big dispensers in the bulk section.
Do you see those figs! I diced them up into little bit sized chunks and added them with the cranberries and raisins after I baked the granola and removed it from the oven. The figs add a sweet, chewy texture to the granola.
I loveee to put warm granola over yogurt and load it up with chunks of mango or eat it like cereal with milk. I added chia and hemp seeds to the granola so you will get a boost of energy from your breakfast. You can feel really good about eating this granola for breakfast because it only has 2 T of brown sugar in it. The rest of the sweetness comes from raw honey and shredded coconut. I use coconut oil for everything and this granola is no exception! Coconut oil has so many health benefits!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 T brown sugar
- ¼ cup chopped almonds
- ¾ cups mixed seeds (I used hemp, chia and sunflower)
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ t salt
- ¼ t cinnamon
- ¼ cup + 1 T coconut oil
- ¼ cup + 1 T raw honey
- 1 t vanilla extract
- ¼ cup cranberries
- ¼ cup raisins
- 3 dried figs, diced
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl except for cranberries, raisins and figs. Mix.
- Combine all wet ingredients, mix.
- Line a tray with parchment paper for easy clean up.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and combine.
- Pour granola onto tray and spread out evenly, bake for 45 minutes.
- When you take the granola out, stir and break up and big pieces because it will harden quickly. It will feel slightly soft but will crisp up as it cools.
- Store in an airtight container.
If you can, try to use raw honey. It’s so much better for you then the processed stuff. If you can’t find raw, go to a local farmers market and buy local honey. Avoid processed honey from China at all costs!
What are your favorite granola ingredients? Cashews, cherries, chocolate? Let me know in the comments!
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