January 22, 2015

Granola with Orange and Fig

Here in Vermont there is a widely-available local brand of yogurt which we all love in my family. It is from organic, 100% grass-fed cows and has two ingredients: milk and living yogurt cultures. While I do often eat plain yogurt by itself, it's nice to have something sweet added in too (a splash of maple syrup and a drop of vanilla go a long way).

This granola is very easy and lovely eaten with yogurt. Next time I'll try dried cranberries instead of figs, just for a change.

Granola with Orange and Fig
adapted from Lynsey Loves Food

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 splash vanilla extract
1 cup dried figs, diced
1 orange, zest only

In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Melt the coconut oil and combine with syrup and vanilla. Pour liquid mixture over the dry one and mix with a spoon to combine. Spread over a parchment-lined large cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and stir. Bake for 5-10 minutes more, watching carefully to prevent the granola from over-browning. Once cool, toss with figs and orange zest. Store in an air-tight container.

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