This recipe contains a mix of toasted oats, nuts, fruits, and granola. You can eat it on it’s own or enjoy it with milk or yogurt. To avoid a sugar crash and an overload of fats start this recipe with plain oats and the recommended ingredient proportions below. The granola can be made well in advance and should be stored in an airtight container.
3 cups jumbo oats
½ cup Acomont extra virgin olive oil
¾ cups honey
1 cup raw cashew nuts, chopped or crushed
½ cup dried figs, chopped
1 cup shredded coconut (or coconut flakes)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 300 F.
Add all the ingredients except the figs to a large bowl and stir to mix thoroughly.
Prepare two baking sheets by covering them with baking parchment. Place the granola mixture on the baking sheets and spread out evenly. Put in the oven for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and give the mixture a good stir, and spread out evenly on the sheets again. Put back in the oven for another 30 minutes until the granola is golden brown. Allow to cool in the pan, and then stir in the chopped figs.
Serve with cold milk, or with yogurt and chopped fresh fruit.