Homemade Granola Acai Bowl: Hello Lovely Breakfast!

Get your appetite ready for double deliciousness today, because on the menu is an easy delicious recipe for an acai bowl with homemade granola. I vacationed in Hawaii in late February and ate a bowl just like this every single day. If acai is new to you, read on! Skip the granola making and sub a storebought variety. You could also skip the bowl, make just the granola and get to noshin. Hello YUM. Homemade Granola Acai Bowl is a recipe for a Hello Lovely Breakfast.

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Homemade Granola Acai Bowl: Hello Lovely Breakfast!

p.s. if you’re not into breakfast bowls, scroll to the bottom to hear a prayer for healing I wrote and sang at the piano. šŸ™‚

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Homemade Granola Acai Bowl: Hello Lovely Breakfast!

This is my favorite breakfast/brunch/lunch at the moment, and the most important ingredient (acai sorbet) has been difficult to find in stores until recently. Hallelujah, SAMBAZON Açaí Berry Sorbet is now on Amazon!

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Açaí is a powerhouse fruit only grown in the Amazon Rainforest. It’s whole food nutrition (packed with powerful antioxidants and healthy omegas) and has a unique rich flavor reminiscent of a blackberry crossed with bittersweet chocolate.

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I not only enjoy the taste of not-sweet acai berries (almost no sugar!), but I love that they actually contain good fat and are high in fiber. Does that even sound like a fruit?

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Acai Berry Sorbet

The frozen sorbet is dreamy because the consistency is so much richer and superior to those messy Freezepop-like packets which used to be the only alternative. If the cost for 8 containers raises your eyebrows…I hear you.

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But consider that an acai bowl at a stand or restaurant costs $10-12, and I find 8 pints enough for around 40 bowls made at home. I’m frugal, but I’m okay with the premium involved for a superfood like this which only grows in South America.

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Acai Bowl Ingredients

Acai Berry Frozen Sorbet

Assorted Fresh Fruit, Sliced

Granola, recipe follows for my homemade variety

Drizzle of Raw Organic Honey*

*unless you’re making this for babies/little ones…no raw honey!

Scoop sorbet in bowl, add fruit and granola, then drizzle with honey. Enjoy this lovely treat for breakfast, lunch, or dessert.

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These yummy bowls are gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be vegan by eliminating the honey.

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Insta-ready Bowl & Spoon

If you want to truly get tropical with coconut bowls and spoons, I have you covered…

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In Hawaii, I usually order the ‘surfer style’ bowl which is acai, coconut, granola, fresh sliced bananas, and a drizzle of honey.

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At home, my current favorite combo is seen here: fresh diced pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, granola (with nuts, seeds, and dried cranberries/cherries/golden raisins), and honey.

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Assembling the bowls can be a work of art, and I’ll have some pretty ones to share in the future, but I was short on time this particular morning!

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes
Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Make the Granola or BUY IT HERE!

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Granola Recipe

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

4 cups Old Fashioned Oats

1 cup Whole Almonds, slightly crushed

3/4 cup Flax & Chia Blend

3/4 cup Sunflower Seeds

2 Tbsp. Psyllium Husk Powder, optional for added fiber

1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

In a mixing bowl, combine above ingredients oats, almonds, seeds, Psyllium (optional), and salt. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients below then pour over dry ingredients in bowl, gently folding to incorporate.

2/3 cup Maple Syrup

2/3 cup Raw Organic Honey*

2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted (optional, for richness)

1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

*unless you’re making this for baby/little ones…use brown sugar instead.

Gently place this mixture on a parchment-lined sheet pan or cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, gently stir and return to oven. Bake for 30 minutes more, remove from oven and let cool completely on the sheet. While granola cools, combine in large mixing bowl:

2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal, slightly crushed

2/3 cup Trail Mix or Dried Berries/Cherries/Raisins

When granola is cool, add to cereal/berries and gently combine. Store in jars or airtight containers. Can be frozen or refrigerated to prolong freshness.

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Steps to Make Granola

Photos of the process follow in case you need them:

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients in bowl then combine.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Spread on parchment lined sheet pan and bake as instructed above.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Let cool completely in pan.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes
Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes
Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Mix slightly crushed Rice Krispies and dried fruit before adding cooled granola.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Gently combine granola, cereal, and dried fruit.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Store in jars and enjoy!

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

There are so many optional add-ins and possibilities to make this recipe your own (peanut butter? pistachios? pepitas? hemp seed?).

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Have you made my HEALTHY gluten-free, no-knead, no-flour BREAD yet?

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Me Singing a Prayer I Wrote for Mom

A few years back, I wrote this simple song for my mom who battles cancer. (Some of you will recognize the old studio in our former home with the swing hanging from the ceiling and canvases with BE A LIGHT.) It is about surrendering our wounds for divine healing, and I hope if you crave peace just now, it will bring a little.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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14 Comments

  1. Carole
    March 31, 2020 / 8:49 am

    Michele, thank you for singing to me today. It was just what I needed. More please.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks for listening, Carole – I’ll record more often and sneak ’em in here. šŸ™‚ Have a lovely day, friend.

  2. futuret
    March 31, 2020 / 9:58 am

    LOOKS DELICIOUS!!!—NOW WE HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      Sounds good to me – I’ll get to it! šŸ™‚ Peace to you right where you are.

  3. Kathie Johnson
    April 1, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    You are richly blessed with so many talents! Sharing all your riches, glorifying our Lord. A sweet blessing to me just now. Stay Spirit. Iā€™m grateful Michele.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 1, 2020 / 11:02 pm

      Thanks for such kindness, Kathie – it’s wonderful to have you here, friend. xox

  4. April 7, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    Michele,
    The Lord has blessed you with a beautiful gift – lovely voice. I am so glad you shared it. I love your granola acai bowl. I have not seen the acai sorbet but must look for it.
    Stay safe and healthy as we march through these difficult times. Continue to share your posts and your voice.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and listening, Bev. You are so kind and supportive, and it’s so lovely to be able to connect this way safely. Wishing you days of consoling comfort and joy. xox

  5. April 7, 2020 / 4:18 pm

    Oh!! Michele, first of all, the song and your voice are so beautiful! What a beautiful, refreshing few moments I just had! Please share more! Secondly, that breakfast bowl looks delicious and satisfying. Your talents are never ending.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks for listening, Pam. This is definitely a time for singing – I feel very in touch with the preciousness of life right now, and one day I may not have the strength to do it. So for now, I’ll sing. šŸ™‚

  6. April 9, 2020 / 8:07 am

    Hi Michele, Just wanted to let you know I’m featuring this post today at TFT. I will be returning to listen to the song quite a bit! (And the bowl is amazing too!)

    • Michele
      Author
      April 9, 2020 / 9:05 am

      Thank you so much, Pam! I’ll be over to say hi to you and soak up inspiration. šŸ™‚

  7. June 17, 2020 / 8:14 pm

    Michele,
    This granola acai bowl is calling my name. Yummy! Congratulation, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      June 17, 2020 / 9:01 pm

      Yay! I’m still eating them almost everyday since they are something I can tolerate and are packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants. Thanks so much & See you at the party!

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