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Maple Pecan and Walnut Buckwheat Granola

By Friday, November 15, 2013 , , ,

My mother used to absolutely love her muesli, but an unfortunate intolerance to oats means she can no longer enjoy her favourite breakfast, and had to eat boring cereal like cornflakes instead. I made her this granola simply using a handful of simple ingredients from my kitchen, and it's divine! Have it with a sliced banana and some almond milk for a delicious breakfast, sprinkled onto yoghurt with berries for a snack or just throw a little onto your usual snacks and desserts. It adds a delicious crunch and only takes about 20 minutes to make! Buckwheat is a fantastic addition to a plant based diet, being gluten free and high in protein and nutrients. It makes a great swap for oats in porridge, bircher muesli or granola, and I adore buckwheat flour for baking and pancakes too. It has a delicious nutty, wholesome flavour and I love it.

Makes 1 tray of granola:

You will need:
1 1/2 cups rinsed buckwheat groats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 160C and combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl, then transfer to a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Using a spatula, mix and spread the granola to ensure it toasts evenly and doesn't burn, and bake for a further 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool and store in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks.

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  1. Looks good... Never tried granola.

  2. I love this, your whole blog actually. The recipes you create are so interesting and gorgeous! I myself recently started cutting out the meat, which has made me feel a lot better and a lot more energetic. It also got me more creative with my meals. I love to experiment with new ingredients, trying new things and discovering new tastes and my interest in food has taken a new level. I've been eating organic for almost 8 years now and I've always been a big lover of fruits and vegetables, wholewheat grain products, nuts and seeds, ... So your blog really appeals to me! I'm so glad I found you! I follow you along :)

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Sofie, it mean a lot. I hope your new lifestyle makes your life an overall better experience- I know it has definitely changes mine for the better.
      Happy cooking!

  3. My Mum loves toasted muesli too :) xxxx thanks. Looks delicious

  4. does it stick together in little pieces and become crunchy?

    1. It is crunchy but it doesn't form clusters

  5. I just made your granola and used alomds for the nuts. It is dealicious!
    Keep up the good work and your way of living and being.
    I love to check your tumblr, instagram and this recipe blog (daily... haha).

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, I really love all of you guys who follow me! :)

  6. buckwheat groats, is it raw buckwheat? you just rinse it, not sprout? :)

  7. Why have I never made buckwheat granola before?! This is so easy and so delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. bake with coconutflakes and cinnamon! (I also mix it with flaxseed), it's divine!

  9. I've never had buckwheat groats? Can I just buys bobs red mill Organic Whole Grain Buckwheat?