The combination of fig and lavender is just so enticing. There is the chewiness from the dried fig that compliments the crackle of lavender buds. The herby smell of lavender to offset the sweet taste of the fig. All-wrapped up this makes a great gift for a special mother figure in your life (or to keep for yourself... you will be tempted).
I used dried conadria figs from Trader Joe's. You may substitute any fig (or any other dried fruit) that you have. You can also use raw almonds or another nut if you prefer. Because I didn't add salt to the mixture, I wanted to incorporate salted almonds to add that extra pizzaz.
It is optional to toast the oats if you life. I actually toasted half the oats and mixed with the other half. I prefer the two combined. If you have dried lavender on the stalk, remove the buds by gently rub the stalk down over a bowl.
2 c of oats (certified GF if gluten sensitive)
1 c dried figs, chopped
1/2 c toasted and salted almonds, chopped (or seeds if nuts aren't your thing)
1/4 scant cup lavender buds
1. (Optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toast oats, stirring every couple minutes and watching to make sure they don't brown. Remove once golden and fragrant.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir. Floury dust from the oats will naturally coat the fig pieces so they don't stick together.
3. Spoon into jars or bags and tie with ribbon! Or serve over yogurt and honey or your favorite non-dairy milk.
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