Homemade Granola with Fig Sauce + A Video

This is one of those recipes I don't understand why it takes me so long to post. This granola recipe is what I've been using ever since I started to eat granola (that's years ago). I love to make my own granola because I have a better control of what goes in it. So far, all of the commercially sold granolas have that one ingredient I don't like or is missing something. Not only that but it's way cheaper. 
This granola recipe never changes around here, what changes are the toppings. We always eat it with yogurt and whatever fruit is in season. Right now our fig tree is at its peek so I made a fig sauce. I just love all these flavors and textures in what feels like dessert for breakfast without the guilt factor. 

Oh yeah, I also made a video :) 


3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 pistachios
1/2 cup almonds 
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
cup honey
cup canola oil
1 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract 

Preheat the oven to 300 ˚F.
In a bowl, combine the honey, oil, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, seeds and nuts. Pour the liquids on to the dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Spread the mixture in two-half baking sheets and bake for 45 minutes or until golden, stirring every 10 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, mix in the shredded coconut (half cup on each baking sheet). Let cool completely then mix in the dried fruit.

For the fig sauce:

8oz fresh figs, halved 
1/8 cup of water
3 tbsp honey or maple syrup 

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook for 15 minutes or until the figs are soft, stir occasionally. Use a potato masher to break them down. Let it cool before serving. 


  1. Mmm loooove me some homemade granola. Lovely recipe!

  2. Home made granola is the best, love your first pic.

  3. Haha love the bouncing fig in your video. This is the 2nd fig recipe i've seen in the last 2 days and I still have never had a fig in my life. I'm not sure why but i've always heard good things about it. So yes I will be trying fig very soon!

    1. Thank you :) Figs are so delicious and versatile, I love them!

  4. Mmm...that fig sauce sounds like the perfect complement to the granola.

  5. Another wonderful recipe! It looks yummy! Great video!

  6. 3 cheers for homemade granola! So much better than the store bought stuff. And I love that you added pistachios... yum.
    Hope you are well Najwa,

    1. Thank you Erin, I really love pistachions in my granola :)) xx


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