Our mom loves granola!
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.
- 1 cup raw buckwheat groats
- 1 cup shredded almonds
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup goji berries
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup coconut nectar
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- 1½ 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?
till next time,
P.S. Check out Lori’s Wedding over on Style Me Pretty !!!