A Popping Twist to your Granola

Yesterday I wanted to see how raw popcorn kernels pop in a frying pan. Let me tell you, this is super fun to watch :) But as I am not a big popcorn eater, I had to find another way to use the freshly made popcorn. So why not create a new granola recipe? The result reminds me a bit of the sweet caramel popcorn we used to buy at our local supermarket. If you like to mix your granola up a bit, this recipe is for you. AND popcorn is a whole grain food providing lots of fiber to your diet. On top of that, it is low in fat and calories and high in protein. So let's start popping!

Popcorn Granola

Add a popping twist to your granola


  1. Pop the corn kernels: Add some olive oil to a frying pan and add a few kernels. Once they start popping, the oil is hot enough to add the remaining ones.
  2. Mix oats, popcorn, coconut oil, coconut syrup, cinnamon, sunflower seeds and salt in a bowl and mix well
  3. Put granola on a baking sheet and bake for about 15-20min at 180C


  • 100g rolled oats
  • 50g raw popcorn kernels
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp coconut syrup
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • Handful sunflower seeds
  • pinch of sea salt

Dragonfruit-Strawberry Smoothie

When I was living in Zurich, the dragon fruit (especially the red one) was always nice for decorations but tasted like water. Well, here in Singapore they have a sweet flavor and are refreshing in the humid weather. So why not combining the decorative effect with the delicious sweet taste? The pink color of the smoothie is an eyecatcher and will definitely draw attention to your breakfast bowl.

INGREDIENTS (1 serving)

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 100g pink dragon fruit
  • 50g frozen strawberries
  • 150ml almond milk
  • Toppings: homemade granola, fresh figs, blueberries, cacao nibs


  1. Blend banana, dragon fruit and strawberries with almond milk. Add some more milk if you like it more liquid
  2. Add toppings