Super crunchy, crispy, and full of healthy stuff- you just can’t go wrong with this easy air fryer granola recipe.
Not many people know about this, but I’m an all-time granola fan. I love how versatile it is, and how you can team it up with so many different foods, and turn it into an excellent breakfast or healthy snack option.
Recently, I tried my hands at this quick air fryer granola recipe, and was amazed at how perfect it turned out! Ready to go ahead and give it a try yourself? Here’s everything you might need to know before you get started.
What Else Can I Add?
Typically, you can have your air fryer granola as is, but there’s always scope for improvement and you can make it even more healthy by sneaking in some nuts and other add-ons.
Almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried apricots, dried apples, coconut shavings, wheat germ, chocolate chips, chia seeds, crushed pretzels, dried berries are all excellent options.
I also sometimes like to add a pinch of cinnamon powder to the granola to lend it that distinct warm flavor.
Which Oil Should I Use?
It is always best to use a neutral-flavored oil to make your air fryer granola. Canola and grapeseed oils are usually the best, but you can also opt for extra virgin olive oil if you’re feeling like it.
Another excellent option to use is coconut oil. It packs in a ton of healthy goodness, and also lends a nice flavor to your granola. If you’re planning to turn the granola into granola bars, you might need to add in some creamy element to help the granola bind, and peanut butter can be a good option to consider.
Should I Refrigerate the Air Fryer Granola?
Homemade granola is best stored at room temperature, preferably in an airtight container to preserve its freshness and crunch factor. If you’re planning to keep it for longer, you can definitely refrigerate (for up to 2 weeks or even freeze it if you plan to store it for longer.
Remember to use a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container at all times, since it will help keep your air fryer granola crunchy- the way it is supposed to be.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
And finally, it’s time for the fun part! You can munch on your air fryer granola as is as a snack when you’re feeling a hunger pang coming, but you don’t want to indulge in something unhealthy.
Another excellent option is to turn it into granola bars. They can again, turn out to be a handy snack that’s easy to carry along too.
Using it as a topping on your bowl of breakfast oatmeal can really take your first meal of the day up a notch.
You can also add a handful of granola to your breakfast muffin or pancake batter to give it a nice textural element.