If your anything like us, there's nothing better than a great bowl of granola when your on the go and want a quick, hearty and delicious breakfast! I'm currently obsessed with chia seeds and their nutritious health benefits and low calorie count. Full of magnesium, protein and fiber, they are perfect to add into granola, smoothies or on top of your yogurt. I had been looking for a great recipe to use rosemary in since I love the smell and think it looks so gorgeous in food and discovered a great one by Oatgasm (she has the most gorgeous pictures) and adapted it to the things I like to include in my food and also used all organic ingredients. Use all organic ingredients as much as possible including the ones you add when you serve. Try it with honey, in yogurt or with a cool cup of milk. Hope you enjoy, we loved making it and love eating it even more!
1. Gather Your Ingredients
Ingredients: Recipe adapted from Oatgasm
- 3 cups oats
- large pinch of sea salt and black pepper
- 1 tsp. fresh chopped rosemary
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (these should be raw)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup dried figs (about 6-8 whole figs)
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes
2. Mix Dry Ingredients then Wet Ingredients
Mix all your dry ingredients together, except your figs and coconut.
In a separate bowl mix all your wet ingredients, including the scraped vanilla from your vanilla bean.
3. Blend All the Ingredients Together
Pour your wet ingredients over your dry ingredients and mix until all the oats are covered, which may require some vigorous stirring.
Set your oven to 350 degrees and in a large baking sheet place parchment paper on the sheet and spread the mixture over the baking sheet. It should be flat and evenly spread out.
Bake for 10 minutes, remove the mixture and stir it carefully and return it to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until oats are crisp and golden.
4. Add Toppings & Serve with Fresh Fruit
Remove granola from the oven and while it cools chop figs to mix into the mixture once it cools.
You can then add the coconut and figs into the now cooled mixture, do not toast coconut flakes into the mixture you place in the oven, it will leave a bitter and unpleasant taste.
Top it with your favorite fruit, honey, milk or yogurt and enjoy!