Homemade granola not only brings a wonderful aroma to your kitchen and your whole home. It's also the healthier alternative to the sugar-glutted crunchy granolas you find in the supermarket.
With all the talk about the crunchy bits, you ask yourself What is granola, anyway? We've answered that question for you and provided tips on how to use and store it.
Our favorite Granole recipes
Conjure up a delicious breakfast every day in no time at all with our Smoothie Bowls. To make your healthy start to the day as varied as possible, you can also supplement your bowl with various toppings. One of our favorite toppings is homemade granola. The crunchy granola is not only a great satiator, but it also provides the necessary crunch in your bowl. Today, we're sharing our three favorite recipes and telling you how to make them.
Granola recipes that always go smoothly - or crunchy
You can find Granola of all kinds in any well-stocked supermarket. However, it is much tastier if you prepare your own granola. Don't worry, you don't have to be a star chef to do this, but rather just have fun and enjoy trying your hand in the kitchen.
We use rolled oats as the base in our three recipes and add nuts, seeds, baking cocoa, cocoa nibs, coconut chips, dried fruits, dates, and coconut fat. Maple syrup and agave syrup also add a delicious crunch to your granola when baked or toasted. Doesn't sound that complicated, does it? It isn't. In fact, it's pretty easy to prepare. First, prepare the dry ingredients, mix them well with the liquid ingredients and spread the mix on a baking sheet. Then put your granola in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes. After it has cooled completely, you can fill it into jars and store it for two to three weeks. Even these few steps are too much work for you? Then reach for the simplest solution, our Crunchy Granola in three flavors!
Goof for your nerves: Chocolate granola for the Açaí Bowl
Chocolate for breakfast is a no go? As if! With our first granola recipe you can already reach for the sweet temptation in the morning without a guilty conscience. By the way, our Açaí Bowl is the perfect tasty partner in crime.
- 400 g rolled oats
- 140 g almonds, coarsely chopped
- 60 g cocoa powder
- 20 g cocoa nibs
- 100 ml maple syrup
- 6 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 pinch of salt
- Coarsely chop the almonds and mix them in a large bowl together with the rolled oats, ground almonds, cocoa powder and a little salt.
- Melt the oil and mix it with the maple syrup. Then mix the dry ingredients with the liquid ingredients. The last step is to add the cocoa chips.
- Bake the mixture on a baking tray lined with baking paper at 175° for about 25 minutes.
- Let your chocolate crunch cool down well and then fill it for example in a pretty ceramic box. After all, you eat with your eyes first, right?
The extra portion of good mood: banana bread granola for the tropcial bowl
Opposites attract. This also applies to our second granola recipe, which we prefer to combine with our flavorful Tropical Bowl.
- 400 g oat flakes, hearty
- 50 g almond sticks
- 100 g pecans, roughly chopped
- 1 super ripe banana
- 5 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp agave syrup
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
- Mix the rolled oats, almond sticks, and chopped pecans with a little cinnamon in a large bowl.
- In the meantime, let the oil melt in a small saucepan and add the agave syrup - or some other liquid sweetness.
- Then you mash the banana either with a fork or with a hand blender and add it to the liquid. You add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix them well.
- Spread the mixture evenly on one or two baking trays (make sure that these are not filled too much) and bake your granola at 170 degrees for about 20 minutes until it is golden brown. It's best to check the oven every now and then so that the granola doesn't burn.
- Then fill your banana bread mix into a tall glass and think of us when you use it to prepare your smoothie bowl
Exotic taste experience: Vanilla-Cranberry-Granola for the Ocean Bowl
Ready for an exciting journey of your taste buds? Then try our third granola recipe and top our exotic Ocean Bowl with it.
- 400 g 5-grain flakes
- 100 g almonds, roughly chopped
- 80 g dried cranberries
- Pulp of 1/2 vanilla pod or vanilla extract
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- 6 tbsp agave syrup
- 5 tbsp applesauce
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Let the coconut oil melt in a saucepan and mix it well with the agave syrup, the applesauce, the pulp of the vanilla pod and the lemon zest.
- Then mix the rolled oats, coarsely chopped almonds, and cranberries in a large bowl. Of course, you can also use other dried fruits according to your taste.
- Then add the two mixtures together and mix everything through. Then spread the mix out on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and let it bake at 170 degrees for about 30 minutes. It's best to mix your granola about every 15 minutes so that it doesn't burn.
- When your muesli mix has cooled completely, you can pour it into a glass jar or enjoy it straight away.
Whether alone or together - we wish you a lot of fun with the preparation and afterwards a good appetite!