This recipe actually happened by complete accident. While in glorious Bali I had picked up some fresh grated and toasted coconut made by a local lady at the Ubud market.
Upon returning I started to whip up a batch of granola and freely dumped the entire bag of grated coconut into the mix. Needless to say I was somewhat alarmed when I saw little red flecks staring back at me which I hadn’t noticed when it was in it’s packaging! Panic ceased when I realised they were chili flakes but I was now left with the dlemna of what to do with chili in my morning granola?!
*Ding* – light bulb moment – make like the Mayans and add chocolate! Chili & chocolate make delicious amigos. So there we have it, the recipe was born. Plus the great thing about granola is you can throw in just about anything that tickles your fancy or that you have in the fridge.
200g Desiccated Coconut
1 tsp Red chili flakes
200g Flaked almonds
2 heaped tbsp Cacao powder
1 heaped tbsp Maca powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
2-3 tbsps Coconut oil
Mix all ingredients except the chili flakes, cinnamon, maca and cacao powders and place on a baking tray.
Bake until golden brown – approximately 10-15 minutes depending on your oven.
Allow to cool then transfer the baked mixture to a large mixing bowl and all the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Dig in!
Absolutely delicious with nut, oat or coconut milk, pineapple and banana.