Granola with Honey-Scented Yogurt and Baked Figs

  • Namaste Posted: 08/21/11
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    This one is going in the recipe book! It was much easier than other granola recipes I've tried and took very little hands-on and cleanup time. I probably accidentally baked it about 28 to 30 minutes (a bit longer than the recipe suggests) and it turned out to be a happy accident. It had a pleasant crunch. If you're still eating boxed granola, you should try the real thing -- there's absolutely no comparison.

  • carenscuisine Posted: 09/12/11
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    This is the first time I have made my own Granola and I can happily say not my last! So easy, me and my 4 year old made it. I can't wait to try different variations/spices. Maybe a pumpkin seed pumpkin spiced version?

  • detailaddict Posted: 09/14/11
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    I can comment only on the granola, which stands on its own even without the figs and yogurt. I'm a granola junkie anyway, but I thought the egg white was a stroke of brilliance. Who would have thought to use this as the binding agent? Now I can make my own without having to add a lot of liquid sugar to make it stick together, and get a fair amount of protein as well. I like my granola chunky, so the second time I made it I not only doubled the recipe (though not the walnuts) but quadrupled the egg white, using a 1/2c. of liquid egg whites from a carton and just mixing it in without whipping. It did turn out chunky but could have been a bit crisper, so I will bake it longer next time. I will be keeping this recipe handy - the possibilities are endless!

  • SBManuel Posted: 09/24/11
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    Smelled so good, but missed the mark. I think it was the texture that did it for me. The figs get too soft when baked, so between those and the yogurt there wasn't enough of a crunch.

  • JessicaLuu Posted: 09/20/11
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    I just made the granola, but I definitely should have made more. Couldn't be easier, and it was really yummy. This will become a staple in my household.

  • 1cookfromBrea Posted: 02/29/12
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    When our figs are in season, this will be a landmark recipe! Made it as written, but topped with dried fruit for now and the outcome was outstanding. Used gluten-free Bob's Red Mill oats and this granola beats by a mile some of the gluten-free cereals I've tried off the shelf.

  • EvilCheshireCat Posted: 08/17/12
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    What a tasty filling yet nutritious breakfast!!

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