Dates seem to be the trend these days for snack, baking and to replace sugar. But, in my opinion FIGS are where it’s at. They are my favourite mid-day snack or topping on oatmeal, smoothies or in granola bars. Thus, I put it in granola instead of traditional dried fruit. I have never seen this done before so I’m excited to hear what you think!
Gifting! Around this time of year I always find myself having to get a million small gifts for you neighbours, cousins, grandma’s dog walker’s cousin that helped you that one time… you know what I mean? Instead of spending money on meaningless small things I love to make homemade gifts. They are cheap, easy, thoughtful and appreciated by all. Plus not everyone has time to whip out and grab gifts, but everyone has 30 minuets to make granola! I put these in mason jars and wrapped them with bows to look extra festive. These are also a great add on to other gifts for a homemade touch! Try making my pumpkin spice granola and giving a mixed pack!
Love granola? Try this pumpkin spice granola, super delicious and a fan favourite from the blog.
If you make this, I’d love to see how it turns out! Leave a comment below or tag @plentyfullvegan on Instagram.
- 2 Cups oats
- ½ Cup slivered almonds (or just chop regular ones)
- ½ Cup walnuts
- ½ Cup shredded coconut
- ½ Cup buckwheat groats (optional)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ½ tsp each: ginger, cardamom. ground cloves
- ¼ Cup almond butter
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- ½ Cup dried figs
- Preheat of to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients (oats, nuts, coconut, buckwheat and spices). Ensure all the spices are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
- Melt the wet ingredients together on a stove top or microwave, coconut oil should be completely melted. Mix into the dry ingredients until the granola is completely covered and forming clumps.
- Pour onto a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minuets. It is a good idea to stir it half way through to ensure the granola cooks evenly and forms 'clumps'.
- Once cooled (or partially cooled if you can't wait) mix in the dried figs. Serve
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