Cashew, Fig and Vanilla Toasted Coconut Granola (GF, DF, Vegan)

I was always a cereal girl. Muesli, All-Bran, Weetbix and Sultana Bran were my choices for a “healthy” breakfast everyday.

Fast forward some years and I realize that my guts don’t like these wheat-laden, milk-sodden products too much. So, to suit my guts and my goals, most of my breakfasts consist of eggs/meat and some kind of vegetable.

The breakfast of champions. 

The problem with this champion breakfast is that sometimes I just want cereal… and seriously, sometimes I’m just too plain lazy to think of frying up a couple of eggs and the cold steak in the fridge isn’t looking too appealing.

It is this problem that spurred my desire to create some gut-friendly alternative to the former gluten-ridden mess that my cereal breakfast was in. Hence was created my delicious coconut granola and breakfast was saved. Cue the fanfare.

This crunchy, coco-nutty  granola is perfect for a quick breakfast or delicious snack. I love this on top of Greek natural yogurt with blueberries. Mmm.


Cashew, Fig and Vanilla Toasted Coconut Granola

Makes about 2 cups


1 cup Vanilla-Spiced Roasted Cashews (omit chili, cayenne and cumin from recipe; swap butter for coconut oil for vegan option)

½ cup coconut flakes

¼ cup sunflower seeds

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

1 tsp cinnamon

contents of 2 vanilla bean pods, scraped

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

6 dried figs, finely chopped

  1. Mix first 7 ingredients together.
  2. Drizzle over coconut oil and maple syrup and stir through.
  3. Toast on a coconut-oil-greased tray for 10 minutes @ 180 degrees, stirring the mix around once or twice during cooking to toast evenly
  4. Add in figs.
  5. Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  6. Serve with almond or coconut milk, or on top of yogurt.


(Linked to Titus2uesdays; Tasty Tuedays; Fat TuesdaysAllergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays; Healthy Vegan Friday; Unprocessed Friday)

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