Orange Spice Granola with Black Mission Figs and Pistachios – Gluten-free, Vegan + Refined Sugar-free

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Orange Spice Granola with Black Mission Figs and Pistachios - Gluten-free, Vegan + Refined Sugar-free

This granola was something I quickly created with what I had on hand for our road trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. When I shared the photo on Instagram and Facebook, people were asking for the recipe like crazy! So, twist my arm, of course I made it again and this time I actually measured and paid attention to what I added in.

Orange Spice Granola with Black Mission Figs and Pistachios - Gluten-free, Vegan + Refined Sugar-free

If you are gluten-free and can tolerate (and enjoy) gluten-free oats, you have to make your own granola. It is so simple, so inexpensive and you can always make it just the way you want it. Plus, I really enjoy cleaning up the pantry and making use of all of the random leftover seeds, nuts and dried fruit by just dumping it all into a delicious and creative granola. The bonus is how incredible it makes the house smell, too. Obviously if you aren’t gluten-free, you can just make this with regular rolled oats!

Orange Spice Granola with Black Mission Figs and Pistachios - Gluten-free, Vegan + Refined Sugar-free

This granola keeps quite well in sealed glass jars or you could also just store it in ziplock bags, etc. It’s great straight-up as cereal with your favorite non-dairy (or dairy) milk with some freshly sliced bananas, sprinkled over ice cream or yogurt, you could also use it as a topping or filling on a baked apple, on top of muffins, etc. Get creative  and do yourself a favor and make your own granola ASAP if you never have. You will be obsessed.

Orange Spice Granola with Black Mission Figs and Pistachios - Gluten-free, Vegan + Refined Sugar-free
[print_this]Orange Spice Granola with Black Mission Figs and Pistachios – Gluten-free, Vegan + Refined Sugar-free

  • 4 cups certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried organic Black Mission figs, sliced
  • 3/4 cup shelled pistachios (raw or roasted will work)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened organic coconut
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 pinch of ground ginger
  • Juice from 2 oranges (about 1 cup)
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (honey or any other liquid sweetener will work, too)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses (optional)

Preheat oven to 300ºF.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. You can also use a roasting pan, which is nice since you can just mix all of the ingredients right in it, without losing things over the edge.

Combine all of your dry ingredients: oats, figs, pistachios, flaxseeds and coconut with all of your spices, in a large bowl (or in your roasting pan). Mix well.

In a small bowl stir together all the wet ingredients: orange juice, zest, maple syrup, vanilla and blackstrap molasses.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until well coated. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes.

If you aren’t using a roasting pan, spread the granola from the bowl onto the baking sheet(s) and bake for 30-40 minutes. Toss every 10 minutes or so to provide even toasting.

Let cool completely – it will get crispier as it cools. Keep in airtight container.

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19 Responses

  1. Lisa says:

    Yummo I have been waiting for this recipe. and oh my god your photos are incredible, love the colors and diff textures.

  2. sarah Jenkins says:

    I love making my own granola. I am for sure going to try out this recipe asap. thanks for sharing Beth 🙂

  3. Alissa N says:

    Pistachios and figs are some of my favorites, and they sound amazing in this granola!! When I get a craving for a bowl of cereal I always make my own granola and have it with almond milk too!! I need to try this one, I even have all the stuff in my pantry!!

  4. Lauren says:

    Molasses is such an underrated sweetener! I literally will drink it out of the bottle because I love it so! I have a container of figs drying out in my fridge as we speak, and this looks like a fabulous way to use them! 🙂

  5. Yum, granola for a road trip is perfect! I haven’t made my own granola in ages. Last batch I made had lentils in it… gosh, that was good!

  6. Wow I love the flavour combinations you used here! This is definitely getting bookmarked 🙂

  7. Leanne says:

    Sounds like a solid plan. You won’t be disappointed. I looove it!

  8. Cara says:

    love! I don’t know why I don’t make granola more often. Or more than hardly ever. I have the same bowl btw 🙂

  9. Elena Vo says:

    There’s something incredibly delicious about the combination of pistacchios and figs…thank you for creating a recipe that will surely become my breakfast staple!

  10. This looks really yummy!!!! Maybe I need to grab a few fresh figs from you and break out my dehydrator.

  11. Emily says:

    Hi Beth! In the instructions you mention “spices” as one of the dry ingredients, but I didn’t notice any spices in the ingredient list. So, I added some cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon when I made it. Do you have any other suggestions?

    • tastyyummies says:

      Emily, thank you SO MUCH for calling this to my attention. How have I never noticed this before? I just updated the post with the appropriate spices. Thank you so much again!

      • Emily says:

        Awesome thank you! I didn’t think about adding cloves, I’ll do that with the next batch. We love how the first batch came out!

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