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Easy Goodness – 5 Days, 5 Ways

By mighty foodie Kelly Gibney

Our granola is a tasty companion to your busy work week. It’s an easy way to jazz up breakfast, snack time and dessert. Some of our favourite serving ideas are below. They are all simple, wholesome and taste fabulous.


1. Layered in a jar for breakfast on the go
Eating breakfast at your desk can seem like a grim option. You can turn that on its head completely with a beautifully layered jar of granola, fresh fruit and yoghurt (we especially love coconut yoghurt). You’ll feel satisfied and nourished and will probably be the envy of your office buddies. We’re enjoying blueberries in our breakfast jars at the moment but use whatever fruit you have on hand. A nice thick yoghurt will help to keep the layers separate.
  • Mighty Food Kitchen granola (either variety)
  • Fresh fruit (blueberries, chopped pears, sliced bananas, chopped mango all work well)
  • Yoghurt - preferably a thick Greek or coconut yoghurt.
  • You’ll need a jar that holds a volume of 300 – 400 mls.
  1. Fill the jar ⅓ full with granola
  2. Top with blueberries and finish with a dollop of yoghurt.
  3. Placing the ingredients in this order keeps the granola crunchy. It will survive the trip to work and be perfectly crunchy when you sit down to eat it.

2. Topping a green smoothie bowl

Serves: 2

The combination of green goodness with our granola is guaranteed to set you up for a good day. This is our favourite green smoothie bowl recipe – feel free to adapt it to suit you. Granola adds an addictive crunch.
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 pear – core removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 handfuls washed spinach leaves
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • Large handful ice
  • To garnish: Mighty Food Kitchen cacao & coconut granola, sliced banana, fresh raspberries, cacao nibs, bee pollen
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth. Pour into a bowl and scatter toppings as desired. Serve immediately.


3. As a satisfying and delicious snack

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Our granola pairs brilliantly with lots of different dishes but honestly it’s pretty hard to get much better than just enjoying it as is, in all its crunchy, delicious glory. The perfect solution to the 3pm hunger pangs. Keep a pack on your desk so you never suffer from bad snack options.


4. To make an easy crumble

Serves: 2-3

Dessert can come together in no time at all with our cheat’s no-bake version of pear crumble. Gently poached pears topped with our punchy ginger and honey granola creates an incredibly delicious and much healthier version of the classic.
  • 3 medium pears – peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon good quality vanilla essence
  • ½ cup water.
  • Top with: Mighty Food Kitchen honey & ginger granola
  1. Place fruit, honey, vanilla and water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook with a lid slightly ajar for 10-15 minutes until tender but not mushy.
  3. Divide fruit among bowls.
  4. Sprinkle generously with Mighty Food Kitchen honey & ginger granola.
  5. Serve with coconut cream or organic dairy cream on the side if desired.

5. As a topping for wholesome ‘ice cream’

Serves: 2-3

We are huge fans of turning frozen bananas into creamy soft serve ‘ice cream’. Sneaking in a big spoonful of almond butter makes it even better. Add a generous helping of our cacao and coconut granola and you’ve created an outrageously good dessert. One you can feel good about too. Perhaps the ultimate real food treat.
  • x large frozen bananas – cut into chunks
  • heaped tablespoon peanut butter
  • teaspoon good quality vanilla essence
  • Top with: Mighty Food Kitchen cacao & coconut granola, extra cacao nibs, fresh raspberries
  1. Place bananas, peanut butter and vanilla into a food processor. Blitz until smooth and creamy.
  2. Divide between bowls and serve immediately. S
  3. prinkle with granola, cacao nibs and fresh fruit.


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