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Chocolate Hazelnut & Fig Granola

35 min

Breakfast

Snack

10 ingredients or less

The combination of hazelnuts, dried figs, and chocolate gives this hearty granola the perfect balance of nutty and sweet flavours. It tastes like an indulgent treat! Suitable to enjoy as a snack or for breakfast with some yogurt and fruit, or sprinkle some overtop your favourite smoothie!

Servings

(½ cup per serving)

Total

35 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

25 min

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Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C). In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, agave syrup, and salt until very well combined.
  3. Pour this wet mixture over the dry ingredients and toss to coat.
  4. Evenly distribute over a large lined baking tray.
  5. Bake on the centre rack of the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, or until lightly golden, stirring once or twice throughout. Once cooled, stir in the add-ins.
  6. Transfer to an airtight container or large glass storage jar. Enjoy!

Storage

  • Store sealed and on the counter for up to 3 weeks.

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Grains & Starches 83%

rolled oats

Proteins 12%

raw hazelnuts

raw pumpkin seeds

whole chia seeds

Fruits & Veggies 5%

dried fig

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

raw hazelnuts

raw pumpkin seeds

vegetable oil

whole chia seeds

Nutrition info

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Deborah - Jan. 14, 2024, 3:50 p.m.

In the Directions section, 2nd step, there is a typo…says “which” but I believe that it was meant to say “whisk”. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2024, 12:42 a.m.

Whoops - great catch, Deborah, thank you! We've just fixed this. Enjoy the granola 🤗


Agyat Agyaat - Dec. 13, 2023, 10:13 p.m.

Hey Sadia,
Please tell me instead of brown sugar can I use coconut sugar?

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2023, 2:02 a.m.

Hey Agyat, we've heard a positive review from Bindiya who used coconut sugar but we haven't directly tried it ourselves. As a heads up if you try, coconut sugar has a different flavour and texture than brown sugar so maybe just keep a closer eye on the granola 🤗


Batman - Nov. 17, 2023, 11:33 p.m.

Loved it!
Instead of figs we used apples.


Evelien Van Hooff- Liedorp - Nov. 16, 2023, 5:27 p.m.

Finished this batch too! I didn't have enough figs so I added dried apricots


Nicole - Sept. 27, 2023, 8:21 a.m.

sooo goooood! I've added 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon for the perfect autumn vibes 🍂🧡🍁


Franziska - Sept. 22, 2023, 9:46 p.m.

This is just perfect. The combination of figs, chocolate and hazelnut is magic.


Sophia - Sept. 17, 2023, 8:04 p.m.

Yum!


Saskia - May 4, 2023, 2:25 p.m.

Hi Sadia,

Please can you give some suggestions for which kind of vegetable oil you use?

Kind regards and thank you for your wonderful inspiration!

PUL Team - May 4, 2023, 11:17 p.m.

Hey there, Saskia! In our grocery store it's labelled as "vegetable oil" although any mild flavour oil will do. Others could be refined olive oil, sunflower oil, or melted refined coconut oil 🙂


El E - May 3, 2023, 8:25 p.m.

I loved seeing the recipe and mid-way through the baking I went to move it and it was looking great! Then i came back at the 30 mins and it's definitely overtoasted. I'm still eating it and its good (and didn't want to throw out), but I definitely think 350 degrees is too high maybe? Next time I'll do 250 F at 30min. Thank you!

PUL Team - May 4, 2023, 3:30 a.m.

Hey El E, so sorry about that, and thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We've just updated the cooking time and temp to ensure it doesn't happen to others - thanks for helping us improve what we do 💛


Vicky - Jan. 27, 2023, 6:52 p.m.

I really like all your recipes, but this one isn't so good. I put it in the oven for only 20 minutes (and stirred every 10 minutes), but it is burnt, so more than 1/3 of the whole granola I'll have to throw away. As for the rest - I'm not sure yet if it's good enough to eat (not too burnt).
I recommend stirring every 5 minutes. Maybe in this case everything would be all right...
I'm thinking maybe there's a mistake in the recipe and it should be 120 degrees, not 180.
Anyway, I'll try it next time with some improvements. It feels like this granola should be tasty :)

PUL Team - Jan. 30, 2023, 2:50 a.m.

Hey Vicky, oh no! We're sorry to hear the granola burnt and thank you for the review to help us improve. There is variation in ovens so we'll be sure to keep an eye out in case others have similar results. We hope that you enjoy the granola more if you give it another try 🤗


Martunia - Dec. 30, 2022, 10:29 a.m.

A very simple and tasty recipe. Swapped figs for cranberries and I found that baking for 30 minutes is more than long enough (it almost overtoasted). Enjoyed this for breakfast with some home-made nut butter and pomegranate seeds.

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Hey Martunia, thanks for taking the time to share 🙂


Becky - Sept. 7, 2022, 3:17 p.m.

I've made this at least 4 times now, every time it finishes :D its the only granola recipe I use now! I skip the figs as I don't like the taste, and increase the seeds or nuts. I've found almonds or macadamias a good substitute for the hazelnuts

PUL Team - Sept. 7, 2022, 7:19 p.m.

Mmm almonds or macadamias are delicious! Thank you, Becky 😊


Christy - July 3, 2022, 6:46 p.m.

I just made this granola this morning and love it! The recipe is super straight forward and it came out delicious. I didn’t have any figs on hand so I replaced it with dried Deglet Noor dates. I served the granola with strawberries and yogurt. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you so much

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 6:48 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with it, Christy, it means so much!


Kristin - June 10, 2022, 12:04 p.m.

This granola is my favorite! I do it with dried cranberries instead of figs, just because I don't like figs. It is yummy to eat it on its own as well 😄

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 2:22 a.m.

Ooo love the idea to use dried cranberries, Kristin!


Anna - May 18, 2022, 9:10 p.m.

My favorite of all the Granola recipes :) although i love them all and switch between the granola recipes on this side every week. My boyfriend likes the Double Chocolate Granola the most.

PUL Team - May 19, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

So glad the granolas are being enjoyed, Anna, thank you!


micheal - March 7, 2022, 3:27 p.m.

Hi! I was wondering if it was possible to use the base of the 'healthiest ever' granola recipe (i love the combination of dates and nut butter) as a base for the other granolas like this one? if so, is there any specific nut butter you'd recommend? how do you suggest i go at it?
thank you :))

PUL Team - March 9, 2022, 1:43 a.m.

Hey Micheal! We haven't tested it out, although imagine it's possible. You could try to use dates and nut or seed butter in place of the oil and syrup in this one. Hazelnut butter or almond butter might pair nicely 😊 You could also add less sugar to start and add to taste for sweetness. We hope this helps for now!


Alexandra - Dec. 6, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

Simply delicious 😋


Christine - Dec. 2, 2021, 9:08 p.m.

I rated this recipe a 5 which says it all : )


Bindiya Ganatra - Nov. 29, 2021, 6:16 a.m.

To My Dear Lovely Internet Role Model Sadia,

This by far is my most FAVORITE recipe. I've made it countless times! But today I wanted to let you know that I did something different. My figs looked like they went bad, so I decided to omit them in the recipe all together. Instead I added freshly cubed apples along with soymilk, and it was still fabulous. The mini chocolate chips, maple syrup, coconut sugar (wanted to experiment w/ a different type of sugar), and apples provide enough sugar that I didn't even miss the figs. My tongue & stomach will appreciate the yumminess and nutrition, respectively.

From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful for your Youtube videos and website. If it were not for the internet and you, I would have not developed a healthier eating lifestyle. I mean you used to live in Canada and now the Netherlands - I would have never been able to meet with you without the internet! You have made a tremendously huge impact in my eating patterns - you have no idea. Sadia, you're my biggest nutritionist role model!

Lots of Love,
Bindiya Ganatra
Mississippi, USA

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2021, 1:56 a.m.

Oh dearest, Bindiya, thank YOU for the very kind words and support. It means so much 💚 We will be sure to pass on to message to Sadia. Sending an abundance of love to Mississippi!


Lucia - Nov. 28, 2021, 10:33 p.m.

This is delicious! Wasn't too sure how I felt about adding figs but the combination of flavours works brilliantly. It feels like a fancy treat for breakfast

PUL Team - Nov. 29, 2021, 12:09 a.m.

Woohoo so happy the granola was enjoyed, Lucia, thank you 😊


Anj - Oct. 29, 2021, 5:27 p.m.

Can we use coconut oil instead of a vegetable oil? or will it not cook as well?

PUL Team - Oct. 31, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

Hi there, Anj! You can use melted coconut oil in place of vegetable oil. Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts so that may be desired. If you prefer a mild coconut-y taste, you could opt for unrefined coconut oil 😊


Celine - Oct. 24, 2021, 10:35 p.m.

Made this today!! It's super easy and absolutely delicious (like most of your recipes). I'm not actually vegan (vegetarian though), and have been gravitating to trying more and more vegan options since I've discovered your wonderful channel and blog. Excellent explanations and nutrition reasoning behind all of your recipes not to mention very accurate and easily followed directions - Thank you soooo much for all the work you do.

This recipe is perfect for someone like me who struggles to eat breakfast first thing in the morning and keeping up a nutritious & healthy morning routine. Already packed for breakfast tomorrow morning!

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 4:49 a.m.

The thanks is to YOU, Celine, you're much too kind! We're so happy the granola and PUL content is being enjoyed ☺️


Dominika - Oct. 23, 2021, 12:36 p.m.

I love this granola ♥


Angela - Oct. 11, 2021, 3:51 a.m.

I made these last night and they are INSANELY good!!! I've been trying out a lot of your recipes and i have yet to be disappointed. My current favs are the granolas and the cinnamon vanilla nut butter:)

Thank you so much for providing all this valuable information for everyone to enjoy. Lots of love!

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

Aw we're smiling from ear to ear, Angela! Thank you for the glowing review and support. It means so much ✨


Bridget - Sept. 27, 2021, 9:50 a.m.

Hello there. I have already made it quite few times. Since hazelnuts tend to be a bit on the pricy side I used walnuts and turned out really delicious. I could say this become one of my favourite breakfast choices together with plant based milk and frozen blueberries ^^.

PUL Team - Sept. 27, 2021, 11:30 p.m.

We're so honoured to hear, Bridget, thank you! Love that the recipe is adjusted as desired too 😃


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Aug. 12, 2021, 8:07 a.m.

Absolutely delicious!! Crunchy, not too sweet, and combination of chocolate and figs (a “mature” taste). I’m so happy that I manage to prepare a crispy granola only using maple syrup. In the end, what can possibly go wrong with a little bit of chocolate, figs, and nuts? I think that I’ll try to substitute hazelnuts for almonds next time: they both have a characteristic flavour working very well with figs🤔👩🏼‍🔬

PUL Team - Aug. 12, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

Mmm love the idea to use almonds! So glad you enjoyed the granola, Louise :D


Vidisha Rai - July 26, 2021, 10:46 p.m.

AMAZING recipe!! Seriously the best granola I have ever tried in my life, so balanced but rich at the same time!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 4:11 a.m.

A massive compliment, Vidisha, thanks so much for sharing! 🥰


Sonia - July 23, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

Delicious granola :). I make this granola if I don't have the "Hazelnut Granola Breakfast Bars". Very tasty. I sometimes half the amount of sugars if I want to feel more healthy and it still tastes amazing. Recommended

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 7:44 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying this one and the breakfast bars, Sonia!


Javi Bravo - July 13, 2021, 1:10 a.m.

🙏One of the best quick and easy to make yogurt cereals! Awesome with fresh fruit! 🍌🍑🍓🥭


Anna - July 9, 2021, 7:43 p.m.

I'm totally in love with this recipe. The taste of the roasted hazelnuts works so well with the figs and chocolate. Would absolutely recommend giving it a try!
Thanks for sharing!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:03 a.m.

This means so much more than we can say, Anna! Thank you for the review and kind words 🤩


sneha - June 9, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

hi
would like to know can i use molasses in the recipe instead of agave or maple syrup?
Also can I use any other replacement for vegetable oil -may be like sunflower oil?

PUL Team - June 11, 2021, 1:06 a.m.

Hello Sneha, if you enjoy the taste of molasses you could substitute it for the syrup. You'll likely find the taste too strong with a 1:1 substitute though, so we'd recommend diluting it with water or adding less based on your preferences. The resulting granola will be less sweet as you may imagine! Using sunflower seed oil would be fine as well, just be sure to keep the oven heat below 450°F to ensure the oil doesn't burn 🤗