Sunday, March 20, 2011


I've been asked for my granola recipe before, and it's hard to give. I don't have any special attachments to it, I just don't have a solid recipe for it.

I start with a large bowl, the biggest one I have, that can fit in the microwave.

I'll melt a 1/4 cup of coconut oil in the bowl, when melted add 1/4 cup of sweetener, I use honey, agave or maple syrup
then add 3-4ish cups of oatmeal, not steel cut, or instant, just rolled oats
mix mix mix
I've also added puffed buckwheat* 1-2 cups, adds a nice crunch.
mix mix mix
add seasonings
cinnamon, nutmeg, maca**
add dry extras,
seeds, nuts, coconut, cocoa nibs, flax, hemp etc...
mix mix mix,
then I microwave it for 6 minutes. (I understand that this might be doing some damage to the benefits of some of the antioxidants, but it's so easy!) stirring 1/2 way through.
then I remove and mix occasionally until cool
then add the wet extra
dried fruit, chocolate chips, stir and put into storage.

This yields a lot of granola. It will keep a while, but the coconut oil can go rancid. It does not make a lumpy granola, it's pretty free flowing. Everything can be adjusted to taste.
I love it with some Greek yogurt, honey and fruit.

*To make buckwheat crispies, soak a pound of buckwheat in a large bowl of water, you can change the water because it will get slimy. The buckwheat will double in size, at least. After 12ish hours (I did 24) spread out on dehydrator sheets lines with paraflexx or other type sheets and dehydrate until crispy. They are pretty flavourless, but have a lot of crunch.

** Maca is a super food, adds an interesting nutty flavour.

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