Make Homemade Crunchy Granola
If you would like to add a crunchy element to your coconut smoothie bowl or simply make it look extra Instagram worthy healthy toppings are key!
Store-bought granola is often an expensive item, packaged in plastic, that may be higher in sugar and other additives. If you cannot bulk buy healthy granola, you might want to make your own mix at home.
Here is a simple homemade crunchy granola recipe for you to try:
What you will need:
- 4 x Cups of Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup Dried Fruit (sultanas, cranberries, apricots, apples)
- 1 x Cup Nuts & Seeds (chia, hemp, almonds, sunflower, pepitas)
- ½ Cup of Organic Rice Malt or Maple Syrup
- ½ Cup of Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar
- ½ Cup of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1/3 Cup of Water
- ½ Teaspoon of Salt
- Mixing Bowl & Small Pot
- Baking Tray & Coconut Oil Spray
Step One: Combine the oats (gluten-free if required), nuts, seeds and dry fruit of your choice in a bowl.
Step Two: In a pot melt coconut oil, salt, coconut sugar, water and organic maple syrup until combined.
Step Three: Pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients and then evenly spread the granola over a baking tray coated with coconut oil spray or oil of choice.
Step Four: Place the granola into the oven at 160 degrees and cook until golden brown and crunchy. Store in an airtight jar.
You can add desiccated coconut and chia seeds at the end to avoid them burning during the cooking process. Top your smoothie bowl with the granola and enjoy!