Dried Fig Granola

Granola is such a great treat for breakfast and although it’s quite an indulgent option it can still be made quite healthy. It’s good with yoghurt or milk and when topped with fresh fruit, if you’re worried about the sugar content (even if natural) I often like to mix it with some plain oats or muesli to reduce the sweetness.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 a cup- 3/4 cups of maple syrup (I tend to use somewhere in between as it can be too sweet due to the dried figs)
  • 100g of chopped pecans
  • 2 table spoons of flax seed
  • 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract
  • 4-5 dried figs

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Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C
  2. Mix all the ingredients except for the dried figs together in a large bowl.
  3. Empty out the mixture flat onto an oven tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake until the mixture looks golden and is no longer sticky, make sure to check at regular intervals and move the mixture around to make sure it’s evenly roasted
  5. While the mixture is baking dice the dried figs. Once the granola looks close to being done toss the chopped figs on evenly and leave it to continue baking for a short amount of time, just enough to reduce the stickiness of the figs.
  6. Leave to cool and store to enjoy for breakfast!

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