Homemade Granola with Fig Sauce + A Video
This is one of those recipes I don’t understand why it takes me so long to post. This granola recipe is what I’ve been using ever since I started to eat granola (that’s years ago). I love to make my own granola because I have a better control of what goes in it. So far, all of the commercially sold granolas have that one ingredient I don’t like or is missing something. Not only that but it’s way cheaper.
This granola recipe never changes around here, what changes are the toppings. We always eat it with yogurt and whatever fruit is in season. Right now our fig tree is at its peek so I made a fig sauce. I just love all these flavors and textures in what feels like dessert for breakfast without the guilt factor.
Oh yeah, I also made a video 🙂
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
⅓ cup honey
⅓ cup canola oil
1 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 300 ˚F.
In a bowl, combine the honey, oil, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, seeds and nuts. Pour the liquids on to the dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Spread the mixture in two-half baking sheets and bake for 45 minutes or until golden, stirring every 10 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, mix in the shredded coconut (half cup on each baking sheet). Let cool completely then mix in the dried fruit.
For the fig sauce:
8oz fresh figs, halved
1/8 cup of water
3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook for 15 minutes or until the figs are soft, stir occasionally. Use a potato masher to break them down. Let it cool before serving.