Fig & Walnut Granola

  
Figs. Don’t even get me started. Fresh, dried, baked, preserved… If you want to add character and class to whatever you’re cooking… I’m struggling to think of something they wouldnt compliment!?

I’ve ranted about their magnificance before, on several occasions  but I’ve just discovered their place in the enlightenment of mankind!!..

“The fig tree has a sacred meaning for Buddhists. According to Buddhist legend, the founder of the religion, Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, achieved enlightenment one day in 528 B . C . while sitting under a bo tree, a kind of fig tree. The bo or bodhi tree remains a symbol of enlightenment. “

  
Read more: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Fi-Go/Fruit-in-Mythology.html#ixzz3fC7EK34c

And have whipped this up in celebration!!

  
What you need :

  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 400g walnuts
  • 200g Brazil nuts
  • 150g pepitas
  • 150g sunflower seeds 
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 12 beautiful organic dried figs ( chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup goji berries 

What you do:

Preheat oven to 180. Melt first 5 ingredients over low heat and combine well.  Combine following 6 ingredients in a large bowl, pour over melted honey mixture and combine well. 

Place on a large baking tray in an even layer and bake for 20 minutes. Mix through final 3 ingredients, allow to cool and enjoy! 

   
  

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