i’ve never made a granola without any sweetener (maple syrup? agave? no way friends) but this turned out pretty well! a little bit of berries or pear on top goes a long way for sweetness. it is part of our cleanse time and we needed a quick breakfast to have on hand (i miss you toast) so i whipped this up. it is partially based on this recipe from Green Kitchen Stories, using the sprouted buckwheat and quinoa and then going off on my own from there.
- 1 c. buckwheat
- 1 c. quinoa
rinse them separately until water runs clear, then transfer to (their own) jars and cover with 2 c. water per jar. let sit for about an hour, rinse, drain and return them to their respective jars. if you have sprouting lids go ahead with that, i just use cheesecloth and a rubber band or jar ring. let them sit out at room temperature until they sprout, rinsing draining and returning to their jars every 4 hours (i did this less often and it was ok). overnight they will just do their own thing. it can take up to 2 days depending on how warm your house is so just keep an eye.
when they’re ready spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet and toast them real slow in the oven on the lowest setting for 4 hours, stirring once or twice.
- the dried sprouted grains
- 2 c. thick cut rolled oats
- 1/4 c. flax
- 2 c. chopped walnuts
- 1 c. chopped pecans
- 1/2 c. pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 c. sesame seeds
- 1/2 c. unsweetened coconut ribbons
- 1/2 c. coconut oil
- 1/2 c. almond butter
- pinch of salt, cinnamon
- tahini (or more almond butter)
mix all the nuts and grains in a large bowl (save coconut). melt coconut oil, almond butter, salt and cinnamon until runny then stir into grain/nut mixture until evenly coated. spread in an even layer on a parchment lined pan and drizzle with runny tahini (just to create a few clusters here and there). cook in a 300 degree oven until golden, 20-30 minutes depending on how thickly spread your mixture is. throw coconut on top for the last 5 minutes as it scorches pretty fast, you just want it slightly toasty. cool and keep in a well sealed container and serve with fruit!