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Figgy Granola

Figgy Granola

My first seven years of my life, I grew up on about an acre and a half of land. My parents raised goats, cows (before I was born), and turkeys. They also had a little fruit orchard out front. All I can remember are the pear trees and the fig trees. No wonder they are my favorite fruits.

We moved into the suburbs when I was seven and ended up in a spacious house with a considerably less spacious yard. Ten years later, my dad once again started a few fig trees. Today, we still have two and they have been very prolific!

Figs are probably my “ride or die” fruit, if anyone asks. They may be a little ugly on the outside, but the medium sized ones that are a bit soft, as soon as you bite down, you taste the sweetest and most delicious flavors you’ve ever tasted.

Figgy Granola- Texas Family Kitchen

Whenever I talk about these little fruits I get people bringing up Fig Newtons . They are nothing like the processed Fig Newtons. A fresh fig is something to taste, and I think everyone needs to taste one at least once in their lifetime. (And not the dried variety, a fresh fig!)

So, my parents gave me a small bucket of figs from their trees, after having their pickings (they made fig butter which is what I use in this recipe!). I graciously said thank you and rushed home to eat them all… which I did not because I knew I wanted to make a recipe with them later. Instead I took the fig butter (yes, it is Vegan) that they gave me the week before and went to work on a great breakfast meal, granola.

I started with putting everything in the food processor and processed it until everything was blended. Then I poured it onto a baking try lined with a silicone mat (this is the one I use, Sil-Eco Mat) and spread it out as thin as I could. I placed the tray in the oven for 20 minutes. When it was done, I let it cool for a while, then crumbled the granola as best as I could and placed it in an air tight jar.

Figgy Granola- Texas Family Kitchen

My favorite way to eat this granola is with vanilla almond milk. If I had any frozen bananas, I would have made some banana ice cream and sprinkled this on top. This recipe barely lasted three days in my house.

Go Vegan Y’all!

<3 KWay

Figgy Granola
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4-5 servings
Ingredients
  • 2c oats
  • ¼c unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 2oz almonds
  • 8 dates
  • 1-2tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼c fig butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor add in the oat, coconut, almonds, dates, cinnamon, maple syrup, and fig butter.
  3. Blend until the batter can stick together loosely.
  4. Then, pour it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or with a silicone baking sheet. and spread it out as thin as you can.
  5. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  6. When it is done, let cool, then crumble into delicious granola bits.
  7. Enjoy!

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