breakfast

surfer's granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

This granola is all about the balance. The earthiness of the oats, a bit a sweetness, a bite of salt, all rounded out but some good crunch.  It's not SO sweet that you will super sugar crash in an hour but just enough to feel like it's a treat.

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

And, for the record, it tastes much better when eaten under a palm tree.  Especially with your favorite surfing companion.

surfer's granola

3 c thick rolled oats

1 c coconut flakes

1 c hazelnuts

1/2 c salted roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

1/4 c chia seeds

1/3 c coconut oil

1/4 c coconut or brown sugar

1/4 c agave or maple syrup*

2 t cinnamon

1 1/2 t pink himalayan sea salt or kosher salt

3/4 c currants

pre-heat oven to 325º

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, cinnamon and salt.

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil, sugar and syrup together over medium heat.

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

Pour over the oat/nut mixture until well-coated and spread in one layer onto a rimmed cookie sheet.

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring about every 10 minutes or so until it is all perfectly toasty.

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the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

Once it's done, pour the granola back into a large bowl and let cool completely before adding the currants.

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the-pig-and-the-fig-surfer's-granola

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

*agave syrup/nectar (raw, organic, nature, no matter) is NO BETTER/HEALTHIER than any processed sugar.  I happen to like the subtle smoky, caramel undertone it brings to the table but do as you please.