This acai homemade granola is really, really addictive. I dare to say satisfying in all the ways that matter.
First things first, I’d like to apologize. I know I haven’t been posting that often these past few weeks, but life is not ALWAYS as planned. So the job process is still on and, unfortunately, those interviews really took all my positive vibe and energy.
But let’s not get into boring details, like I even had to explain myself for the blogging activity (not that many companies seem to ‘appreciate’ your hobby, especially if you’re so passionate about it), but rather stick to this acai granola recipe, send you some LOVE and happy vibe.
As this last weekend, I picked myself up, dusted myself off and started over again, I was really looking for something very exciting to make this week, a special granola recipe that will satisfy me in all the ways that count “Filling without making me feel full, and salty-sweet flavor to make me feel like I’ve gotten everything I need” as Sarah Britton from My New Roots said.
She couldn’t be more right about. This granola sets you up for your morning routine in less than 5 minutes (I hope you do eat breakfast every single day), is the perfect snack between 11am – 5pm (it even helps you avoiding bad food choices on the way home), and can be served with your favorite ice-cream flavor as well. Not to mention, it even beats the freshly made popcorn at home!
The acai powder is of course what makes this granola slightly purple. So guys, if you can’t make it to Brazil anytime soon (of course just to taste acai berries), read on for your new favorite snack.
Acai, the superfood known for its chocolate berry flavor and deep purple color, is rich in antioxidants, omega fatty acids and so much more.
But because all those organic powders, even the acai one, are sometimes so difficult to find (I buy mine from Reformhaus Shop Germany) and a bit expensive, you can of course omit it entirely. Maybe you can sprinkle in some other superfood powder, like cacao powder or even protein powder, or whatever else you’d like.
Don’t get my ingredients literally, be flexible and add the ones you have at hand while making this granola recipe. Just make it.
Believe it or not, I only used two tablespoons of maple syrup and it was heaven.
Besides the rolled oats and all the nuts and seeds I had in the pantry, I also used tahini sauce (exactly, the one you use when making a delicious hummus), and a little salt to the dry ingredients – just so I keep that perfect salty-sweet balance.
Nothing artificial, just GOOD old organic ingredients with enough grains, seeds and dried fruits to make you wonder WHY haven’t you never tasted anything so delicious and healthy before?!
Once again, this recipe requires no cooking skills from you, only 15 minutes of your time, a few ingredients and an oven. Cool, right?! :))
- - 2 cups rolled oats
- - 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- - 1 cup of dried fruits, like raisins, goji berries, and almond flakes (I only had a few, so I decided to mix them together within the same cup)
- - ¼ tsp sea salt
- - 2 tbsp acai powder
- - 3 tbsp maple syrup
- - 3 tbsp tahini
- - 1 tsp lemongrass powder
- - 3 tbsp coconut oil (beforehand melted)
- Preheat the oven to 325°F/160°C. Combine oats and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the oats are golden and your kitchen gets a nutty aroma. So nice!
- In a small saucepan combine the maple syrup, tahini, coconut oi, and lemongrass powder. Whisk to combine.
- In a large bowl (this time), combined the cooled oats and pumpkin seeds with the dry fruits (raisins, goji berries), almond flakes, salt, and acai powder. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones and stir quickly to mix well.
- Pour the mix into a medium pan lined with baking paper. Press the mixture firmly, especially into the corners. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours (I left mine for 3 hours) to firm up, then remove it from the fridge and slice into bars.
Recipe slightly adapted from Sarah Britton - My New Roots.
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