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

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

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

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa October 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

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

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2 tastyyummies October 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Thanks so much Lisa!

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3 sarah Jenkins October 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

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

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4 tastyyummies October 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Thanks Sarah. I hope you enjoy this if you make it.

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5 Alissa N October 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

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!!

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6 tastyyummies October 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Awesome Alissa, I hope you enjoy this if you make it. I have been obsessed with it lately. So yummy.

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7 Lauren October 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

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! 🙂

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8 tastyyummies October 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I agree Lauren, everyone needs a little more molasses in their lives 🙂
Hope you enjoy this if you make it.

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9 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 12, 2012 at 8:33 am

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!

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10 tastyyummies October 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

It sure is. I really need to try your granola with the lentils, ok next batch that’s what I am making! 🙂

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11 Gabby @ the veggie nook October 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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

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12 tastyyummies October 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Thanks so much Gabby!

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13 Leanne October 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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

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14 Cara October 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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

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15 Elena Vo October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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!

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16 Meg @ Beard and Bonnet July 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

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

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17 Emily July 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

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?

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18 tastyyummies July 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

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!

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19 Emily July 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

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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