homemade granola recipe

by purelytwins

homemade granola recipe

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.

homemade buckwheat granola

Author: pureytwins
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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
  1. 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.
  2. Once they have been soaking long enough, drain the water out and rinse as best you can!
  3. Spread onto cookie trays, thinly as possible, and bake in oven at 350 degrees till dry.
  4. 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 !!!

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Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free October 3, 2012 - 8:53 am

Yum! This sounds so delicious. I’m not much of a granola person either but I can’t seem to stop munching it when I do make it.

Heather @ For the Love of Kale October 3, 2012 - 10:24 am

Oh my heavens, chica. Looks divine! I would really just love for you to cook for me all the time. I’ll clean up! 😉

Ana October 3, 2012 - 10:26 am

I love granola!! But I dont like any granola out there, I love my homemade granola, simply because it is just right and not too sweet for my taste.
I love making granola e and I love eating it too, and I always think twice before making latge batches because I always cannot keep my hands out of the jar 🙂
I like adding almonds and walnuts to my granola, those are definitely the two add on ingredients I try to always have in my granola!

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance October 3, 2012 - 10:48 am

I’ve been addicted to goji berries lately! Usually, I just snack on a handful of them, but I’ll have to remember to add them to granola (or a trail mix) the next time I make some.

Chris October 3, 2012 - 11:02 am

I like granola. I end up eating it right out of the bag. Once I start, I can’t stop. The brand I’m eating now (literally) is Kind-Oats & Honey. I really like millet and buckwheat and honey. I need to get a dehydrator.

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 3, 2012 - 12:08 pm

Mistakes are where you learn things! Besides, I love delicious mistakes! Definitely YAY to granola!

Teresa October 3, 2012 - 12:34 pm

I make a very good homemade granola too. I use maple syrup and a little olive oil as my wet ingredients. Along with the usual suspects I also add something I found called brown rice flakes. They are very crunchy. I bake mine at 300 degrees stirring every 15 minutes.

lindsay October 3, 2012 - 1:54 pm

mom’s and granola, what is it about that? my mom does too. hehe. You are a great daughter! and i spy goats milk yogurt. YEA!

purelytwins October 3, 2012 - 4:50 pm

seriously, right! yes love goat yogurt

Katie @wishandwhimsy October 3, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Granola…SOOO my weakness. Hard to stop at just a single serving. This looks divine with yogurt.

Rebecca October 3, 2012 - 3:56 pm

mmmm looks delicious! (would be great with coconut yogurt mmmm) question: around how long do you soak the buckwheat for? (and while I have you, I’m so confused about buckwheat – if I wanted to eat it without dehydrating, how long does it need to soak for before eating? can you soak it and then cook it for a bit if I want a hot meal for example?) thanks, ladies!!

purelytwins October 3, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Rebecca you can really soak buckwheat for as long as you want, I would say around 4-6 hours. Then rinse well before eating or cooking. Yes you can cook it!

Christine (The Raw Project) October 3, 2012 - 5:10 pm

This looks amazing! I haven’t made granola in ages because it’s not cheap and I could go through a couple of servings in one sitting. 🙂 But I need to try this recipe.

purelytwins October 3, 2012 - 8:16 pm

thanks Christine!

Felicia October 3, 2012 - 6:56 pm

yum!! this is definitely a granola i would make. buckwheat has serious staying power for me! and i LOVE how your on style me pretty!! i am always stalking that site 🙂 your wedding was beautiful and you looked gorgeous!

purelytwins October 3, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Thanks Felicia! I browse their site all the time, even now when I have already done the wedding 🙂

STUFT Mama October 3, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Oh my word, well that just looks amazing. Can you send me some? 🙂 You two and your brilliant recipes.

purelytwins October 3, 2012 - 8:17 pm


Meg October 3, 2012 - 9:36 pm

oh goodness me… I LOVE granola, but you know what!? I NEVER HAVE IT! Oops. I just hate how there’s so much sugar, but I’d LOVE to make my own, so I can reduce the sugar and make it natural sugars 🙂 This recipe looks perfect for me and I LOVE cardamom <3 and buckwheat groats <3 yum

Nicole October 4, 2012 - 7:02 am

yum! congrats to Lori on being on Style me Pretty! The pictures are all gorgeous!

lynn @ the actor's diet October 10, 2012 - 1:06 am

i am always wondering how to make granola nice n clumpy…i could just eat clumps…

Cancan November 24, 2012 - 5:40 pm

How many cups of coconut nectar does this recipe call for thanks!!

purelytwins November 26, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Cancan 1/2 cup.

Traci February 2, 2013 - 11:33 am

This looks really good. I love that you added cardamom. Haven’t done that, but will try next time. I’m making granola as I type, but soaked for 36 hours! Yikes. I hope that doesn’t sog things out too much.

Did you soak your sunflower seeds?

purelytwins February 2, 2013 - 11:59 am

yes I soaked my seeds, I dried everything I soaked to help with final texture.

Giovanna April 5, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Do you dry the nuts and seeds in the oven first, before you mix them with the coconut oil and spices? Or do you mix everything together right after soaking and rinsing and then dry in the oven? Thanks


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