Buckwheat Granola

This buckwheat granola recipe is adapted from the CSNN Cooking Series. I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with the rest of you! It’s a great gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free breakfast idea. Not only is it easy, but it can be eaten on it’s own for those on-the-go hunger needs or you can sit and enjoy it like a cereal by eating it with almond milk. I didn’t grow up eating cereals because I tend to eat savoury in the morning but this is too good not to eat! Try it out and see for yourself!

Buckwheat Granola
Yields: 1 L
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup toasted buckwheat
  2. 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds, soaked overnight and drained
  3. 1/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  4. 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  5. 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  6. 1 apple, core removed and diced
  7. 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  8. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  9. pinch of sea salt
  10. 2 tsp coconut oil
  11. 1 cup raisins (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix buckwheat, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine chia, maple syrup, apple, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add to the large mixing bowl of buckwheat mixture and mix until all the dry ingredients are coated with the apple mixture. Stir in coconut oil.
  4. Spread mixture onto a parchment lined baking tray.
  5. Bake at 200°F for 1-2 hours or until just dry to the touch and slightly golden brown. Check and stir constantly to prevent from burning. Once ready, add in raisins and let cool.
  6. Store in an airtight containers for up to a month.
  7. Enjoy with your non-dairy milk of choice, on top of yogurt, fruit compotes or on it's own!
Notes
  1. Do you make your own nut milks?
  2. This granola is a great way to utilize those leftover almond pulp. Dehydrate the pulp and add them into this granola when mixing in the coconut oil before baking.
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Buckwheat Granola

What is Buckwheat?

Buckwheat, though “wheat” is a part of its name, actually does not contain wheat or gluten! (Yay!) It is a fruit seed related to a rhubarb and sorrel. It is high in carbs, antioxidants and fiber. Great for satisfying hunger, proper digestion and can aid in lowering blood glucose. Also rich in iron, magnesium and flavanoids (phytonutrients that help our bodies protect itself from disease), especially rutin. It’s rutin content help protect the body against heart disease by maintaining blood flow, preventing excessive blood loss and protecting LDL from free radical oxidation. To top it all off, it is a high quality protein that includes all nine essential amino acid! So go ahead, try this out! You won’t regret it 😉

Buckwheat CerealHAPPY EATING!! 🙂

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