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Gingerbread Spice and Fig Granola

Gingerbread Spiced Fig Granola

A delicious festive version of Homemade Granola with warm spices, figs and cranberries. It also makes a perfect homemade Christmas gift!

Course Breakfast
Keyword Breakfast, Christmas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat (buckinis)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2/3 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup honey (or rice malt syrup)
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins (whatever you prefer)
  • Yoghurt or almond milk and your favourite fruits, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a large baking tray (or 2 small ones) with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place the oats, sunflower seeds, pepitas, buckwheat, coconut, hazelnuts, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Place the honey, golden syrup, olive oil and vanilla into a small saucepan, and heat on a medium heat on the stove until just before boiling.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well to coat completely. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking trays and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for around 25 minutes, making sure to turn the tray and give it a stir at about the halfway mark to ensure the granola is cooked evenly.
  6. When nice and golden, remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then stir well to break up the clusters. When cool, stir in the chopped figs and cranberries and store in an air-tight container.