I have shared many granola recipes here on the blog over the years, but it’s been quite a while since I made a new batch. I’ve even caved and bought granola from the supermarket a few times recently …gasp! But homemade granola really is much tastier in my opinion, and with milk or yogurt, it’s truly one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast or for a snack. So I figured it was high time to get my act together and make some more.

fig and ginger cluster granola | healthy green kitchen

This recipe, from Tara O’Brady’s new book Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day, is a definite keeper. It’s clumpy, nutty, sweet, and a wee bit spicy (from the ginger), and I love it. I’ve been eating it topped with all sorts of fresh berries including local strawberries, gooseberries from my garden, and black raspberries from my yard.

fig and ginger cluster granola | healthy green kitchen

Though I don’t personally know Tara, I have admired her work from afar for years (feast your eyes on her cakes!!!). Her photos, both on her blog and in this cookbook, are exquisite, as her writing. So far, I have read and cooked almost exclusively from the Breads and Breakfast chapter: I look forward to making my way through more of Tara’s stories and recipes.

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fig and ginger cluster granola | healthy green kitchen


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    Tara — July 24, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    Thank you so much for the kind words! So, so happy that you like the granola.

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    Miza — September 13, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    I just want to say, It’s much more benefits. So, I appreciate it. Thanks.

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    […] THIS GRANOLA. I used buckwheat to replace some of the oats, and pecans, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds to fulfill the nut/seed ratios. Buttery pecans, chewy figs, crunchy seeds, spicy ginger, and a hint of toasted coconut…I’m trying to decide if I have time to make another batch right now. I ate it on smoothies and in bowls all by itself. […]

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    Janet @ Healthoop — April 14, 2016 @ 4:26 am

    My son about 3 years old will enjoy if i do this food. It looks delicious and nutritious. Thanks!

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    omlet — April 19, 2016 @ 5:46 pm

    yum that looks so delicious!