Nutty Fig Granola

Fabulously nutty and crispy granola tossed with dried figs, make an excellent breakfast or snack! (Even better over a little yogurt with some fresh berries!)

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Nutty Fig Granola | Fabtastic Eats Did you know there is pretty much a food holiday for almost everything. For example, today is National Root Beer Float day, totally random, huh? But pretty cool. It gives us bloggers some pretty fun ideas sometimes. Like, is celebrating National Olive Oil Month this August, by creating the , for you! What is that? So glad you asked, we’ll get to that in a second! 😉

Nutty Fig Granola | Fabtastic Eats First, I want to to tell you about this spectacular nutty granola, with dried figs, and olive oil. My husband walks in the door and beelines for the kitchen, per usual, and this little snack had just been pulled out of the oven. He digs in, burns his hands, of course, but still continues to scarf it down his throat while attempting to yap about how good this is. It really is.

The combination of all the nuts, the slow cooking process, and the olive oil make this soo crunchy and earthy, with just a hint of sweetness! We haven’t been able to stop munching. I toss it in my yogurt everyday with some blueberries and a little drizzle of honey or maple syrup, so good! AND it’s so easy to make, and incredibly healthy!

Nutty Fig Granola | Fabtastic Eats Whereas I would normally throw in some melted butter, I swapped it out for the olive oil, and all of it’s healthy goodness! And you can do this with pretty much anything! Check out this awesome , telling you how much olive oil to replace the butter with, so great right? I’ve done it with cookies and scones, really simple, great results, and a tad better health benefits for yah! 😉

Now, let’s take the , where we pledge to swap out butter for olive oil in celebration of National Olive Oil Month! When you take the pledge, you’re entered to win a chance to be one of the 1,000 fans who will win a free movie redemption coupon along with a coupon for a free bottle of olive oil!

Nutty Fig Granola | Fabtastic Eats They are doing something very cool, that I absolutely love! Pompeian has partnered with movie theaters across the country to swap out that unhealthy butter, for olive oil, pretty fab right? When we make popcorn at home, we alwaaaays use olive oil and a little sea salt, it adds such great flavor!

Nutty Fig Granola | Fabtastic Eats Just like the olive oil does in this granola! We loove it! So tell me, where do you use olive oil most?!

Whole Wheat Pancetta Basil Olive Oil Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: About 5 Cups

Fabulously nutty and crispy granola tossed with dried figs, make an excellent breakfast or snack! (Even better over a little yogurt with some fresh berries!)


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups mixed nuts (I did a combo of almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, etc.)
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs


  1. Preheat oven to 250°
  2. In a large bowl, add the oats, nuts, flax, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Stir together.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix together the honey and olive oil.
  4. Pour over the oat mixture, and toss until everything is well coated.
  5. Spread the mixture out evenly over a baking sheet. Pop in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, tossing every 15-20 minutes. (I just kept setting the timer for about 15 minutes, tossed the mix, and re-set it for another 15, until the 1 1/2 hours is up.)
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before tossing in the chopped figs.
  7. As it cools, it will also get super crispy! Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

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