Gluten Free Granola

April 3, 2015

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I love having a healthy breakfast in the morning. Generally, how it works with me, how I start my day food wise will determine what the rest of my day will be like. For instance if I start the morning off with a croissant I’m screwed, if I start the day off with a healthy juice I’ll end up having chicken and veggies for dinner instead of pasta. Therefore a healthy breakfast is of upmost importance to me.

Buckwheat is a wonderful gluten free seed with a lovely crunchy texture. It is full of important nutrients like B vitamins, iron, magnesium, boron and calcium, and is highly alkalizing.

This mixture lasted me a week and I loved combining it with yogurt and fresh berries or simple snacking on it straight from the jar during the day.

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Enjoy EJ

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of unroasted buckwheat. (Not toasted kasha buckwheat.)
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 raw, sliced almonds
  • 1/4 raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberies
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of raw honey
  • 3 heaped table spoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

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Method: 

1.) Soak you buckwheat for 5 hours. You don’t want to soak it for more then 7 hours as it tends to get mushy and won’t roast nicely.Once soaked drain your buckwheat in a baking sieve.

2.) Once you’ve soaked and drained your buckwheat preheat your oven to 150 degrees celsius.

3.) Next mix your buckwheat, walnuts, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds and cranberries together in a big mixing bowl.

4.) In a separate bowl melt your raw honey and coconut oil. (This step is only necessary if your honey and coconut oil are hard.)

5.) Pour your melted coconut oil and honey over your buckwheat mixture and mix well.

6.) Once mixed add the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix in.

7.) Spray your baking tray with some Cook n Bake to preheat your granola sticking to the tray.

8.) Spread your mixture evenly over the tray and place it in the oven to bake for 10-20min.
I highly suggest staying nearby to watch your granola as it can burn very quickly depending on your oven.

9.) Once it looks like your granola has turned a little golden, place it under the grill for 3min to get a little crunchier.

10.) Once cooked take out it out the oven and allow it to cool down.

TIP: Consol/Mason jars make the best storage containers for this delicious granola.

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Photographs by me.



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