Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

This recipe actually happened by accident. I was soaking buckwheat groats for a different granola recipe, but the next morning after the groats were already soaked I realized that I did not have any of the other ingredients. So, I drained the groats and left them to sit for a day and a bit, and when I revisited them to make my recipe I found that they had sprouted little tails! At this point I abandoned the recipe I was planning to make and decided to create my own to share with you.

xx

Ashley

 

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Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

Makes About 10 Cups

8 cups buckwheat groats, soaked overnight

3 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons flax seeds

2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 – 1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

7 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 cup coconut chips, toasted

1 cup raisins

1 cup dried apple, chopped

3/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup pecans

 

  • Preheat oven to 325Β°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drain and rinse the soaked buckwheat groats. Set aside in a strained to dry. Meanwhile, toast the coconut chips on a clean baking sheet in the oven until they are lightly golden, then set aside to cool.
  • Once the buckwheat groats are a bit less damp, transfer to a large bowl and stir in chia and flax seeds. In a small bowl mix together the spices and Salt, then stir into groat mixture. Allow this to sit for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil over medium-low heat. Once melted, pour over the groat mixture along with the maple syrup. Stir to coat.

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  • Transfer to your prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Rotate the pan then bake for a further 20 minutes. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to flip large sections of the granola, return it to the over for a further 10-15 minutes or until lightly crispy.
  • Allow to cool completely before mixing in the coconut chips, nuts, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit.

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  • Store in an airtight container or jar and enjoy for up to 2 weeks.

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