This seedy buckwheat granola is a mix between traditional granola and a seed mix. It uses no oats or nuts, making it naturally gluten free. Buckwheat is actually a type of fruit seed, related to the rhubarb and sorrel family.  The buckwheat also adds crunch and a mild nutty flavor to the granola.

 

It’s not an overly sweet granola, but it has a lot of crunch and a delicious espresso taste! It tastes great alone as a snack, over yogurt or in a bowl of milk and fruit. The recipe is quite small, so feel free to double it as you like.  It’s easy to make but requires a bit of planning the night before, so make sure you pre-plan this one to presoak the seeds.

 

Seedy Buckwheat Granola

This seedy buckwheat granola is a delicious small batch espresso flavoured granola. It's nut free, gluten free and vegan and makes a great snack or morning breakfast.
Course: Mains
Dietary: Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Wheat Free
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 30 ml strong coffee

You will also need

  • baking tray
  • baking paper

Instructions

  • The night before, combine the buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and lemon juice into a mixing bowl. Cover with cold water and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave to soak in the refrigerator overnight.
  • The next day, rinse and drain the soaked mixture. Pour into a mixing bowl
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the seeds and combine well.
  • Preheat the oven to 150C and line a baking tray with baking powder
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the tray and toast in the oven for 40 minutes, until the granola looks dry and crunchy, turning the tray halfway to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove from oven, let cool and then break up the granola in pieces.
  • You can store it in an airtight container for up to a week.

 

Seedy Buckwheat Granola (nut free, vegan, gluten free)

 

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