Cardamom Fig Granola

What does one do with leftover fig butter?

They make cardamom fig granola!

I purchased a small amount of dried cardamom a month or two ago and did not know quite what to do with it. I google searched “what goes well with cardamom” and yielded a result that said “cardamom is the new cinnamon”, which made me laugh. I know certain foods and flavors can be “trendy”, but a) cinnamon will never go out and style and b) we are talking about spices, not pants.

Anywho, the site also said that cardamom and fig make a beautiful duo and I have to say that I agree!

Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup fig butter (I used Trader Joe’s, but you could use a different brand or home made!)
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 1 1/2 cup oats
– 1/2 cup quinoa
– 2 tbsp chia seeds
– 2 tbsp wheat germ
– 1/3 cup chopped, dried apricots
– 1/3 cup crushed almonds
– 1/4 cup shredded coconut
– 2 tsp cardamom
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– a drizzle of huckleberry honey (regular honey or maple syrup would work)
– a sprinkle of dried ginger after the granola has baked and cooled

* dark chocolate chips are also a great addition once the granola has cooled ; )*

Directions:
1. Mix all of the ingredients in one, large bowl. Try to evenly coat all of the ingredients in the fig butter.
2. Cover a baking sheet in parchment paper and evenly spread the granola mix onto the sheet.
3. Place in a pre-heated oven (325°F) and bake for 15-18 minutes. If you want chewier granola, I would take it out out 15 minutes, for crunchier granola, allow to bake for the full 18 minutes.
4. Let it cool completely and eat up!

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