So I one day I decided to try making her some homemade granola.
Granola is so easy to make (not sure why I don’t make it more often) and easy to customize to your preference. I usually do not follow a recipe just grab ingredients and throw together. I know a little risky but I like the chances that if I use tasty ingredients the granola most likely will come out. May not be perfect, but it will be homemade, healthy and made with LOVE!
Today I am sharing a homemade granola recipe I did make for her. I did make a few rookie mistakes. Told you I take risks.
I threw all the ingredients into a bowl to soak, after realizing I did not need to add the coconut flakes. Rookie mistake #1.
But it all worked out, my risky move a success.
After soaking for about 6 hours or so —> didn’t really time it could be rookie mistake #2. I rinsed everything and then stirred in my wet ingredients – coconut oil, coconut nectar, and vanilla.
I decided to try baking some and dehydrating.
Well, after baking in the oven at 200 degrees the granola was getting nowhere, so I ended up dehydrating the granola. Maybe baking it at a higher temperature would work better, but I wanted to try to keep it raw.
I feel dehydrating is the best option for this particular granola recipe, since I started off with wet nuts and seeds (to get all the health benefits from soaking my nuts and seeds before consumption). I know if I took the step to dry out the’soaked’ ingredients before mixing in my remaining wet ingredients baking would of be fine. Could be rookie mistake #3 or maybe not, all depends if you like soaking nuts and seeds or not.
Lori and I are not much granola fans, we rather have pancakes or donuts. But after making this granola recipe I could not stop eating it. Maybe I do like granola.
homemade buckwheat granola
raw gluten free homemade granola made with coconut oil
1 cup raw buckwheat groats
1 cup shredded almonds
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup goji berries
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
If going to soak – place buckwheat, sunflower seeds, and almonds in a bowl and fill with water. Let sit for as long as you want. Or you can be like me and also add in goji berries and coconut flakes.
Once they have been soaking long enough, drain the water out and rinse as best you can!
Spread onto cookie trays, thinly as possible, and bake in oven at 350 degrees till dry.
This granola turns out BEST when it is dehydrated at 115 degrees. I did it for about 4-6 hours, so dehydrate till dried out.
A healthy way to start your day! Homemade granola with some yogurt.
I can see more risky homemade granola recipes coming in our future.
Twins Question: What are your favorite granola’s? What is your must have granola ingredient? Granola yay or nay? In your eyes what makes a good granola?
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