|Just pumpkin seeds and coconut chips. Amazing flavor and crunch!|
When thinking about this recipe, I had planned to add other things ... perhaps nuts or spices. But this two-ingredient granola was so perfect that I just stopped!
Just like with other granolas, it can be used to top a bowl of berries and yogurt, or to add crunch to a sliced banana. You can douse it with Pure Eire milk or cream, if you eat dairy. Or just eat the dang stuff by itself!
PEPITA COCONUT GRANOLA
You can adjust the amounts given to suit your taste. Our local health food stores carry pumpkin seeds in the refrigerated section. I find the coconut chips at Yokes in the Nature's Pantry section.
2 cups raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (also called coconut chips) or shredded coconut
In a large dry skillet over medium heat, toast pumpkin seeds, stirring/shaking frequently (read: Don't walk away) until you hear one of the seeds pop.
Add the coconut, stir, and continue toasting. The seeds should continue to pop, and the seeds and coconut should become toasty golden brown.
Remove from heat and let cool completely. Store in covered container.
Alternatively, you can toast the pumpkin seeds and coconut separately, stirring watchfully until each reaches a perfect golden state.