Coconut and Fig Granola

Who loves granola?! To be honest my son is not really a fan…..he prefers his oats warm and creamy in oatmeal. I love oats either way. 😉 This is my second time making granola, this batch turned out way better then my first. The first time I made it I bunt it and had to throw most of it away. So make sure you don’t leave it in the oven unattended. There are so many delicious kinds of granola at my local health food store but they all have either way too much sugar or they cost more then I think is justifiable on a bag of toasted oats. So I think I will start making my own, my boyfriend is not even a granola fan and he like this. It’s kinda like soup  where you can throw anything you have lying around in it. I happened to have almond and dried figs and it turned out great. You could use any kind of nuts you prefer and any find of dried fruit you want. I know that this recipe is a bit time consuming but if you make a double batch you don’t have to make or buy granola for a while. 😉  I like to put my granola on top of a nice creamy smoothie bowl, pictured below.  Happy Saturday! xxxx

Clean Granola

Clean Fig & Coconut Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 3 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of gluten free oats
  • ½ a cup of quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup of chopped raw almonds
  • 3 dried dates
  • ½ cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ tsp of all spice
  • ¼ cup of coconut chips
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat the your oven to 250 degrees. You will also need a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper covering it.
  2. Comine the following ingredients in a medium size bowl: oats, quinoa flakes, coconut sheds and flakes and allspice.
  3. I used my food processor to really break up the fig and almonds into small bits, you could use a blender instead. Then add these to the granola mix in the bowl.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut sugar with 1 tablespoon water and cook over very low heat until sugar is dissolved. Then turn the heat off and add the vanilla and the coconut oil.
  5. Mix the sugar and oil mixture to the granola bowl.
  6. Spread out the granola on the baking sheet evenly.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, then use a large spatula to turn and mix, without breaking up any large clusters, and bake for another 25 minutes.
  8. Let the granola cool and then serve and enjoy.

Raw granola

Smoothie Bowl granola

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