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Buckwheat Granola

This buckwheat granola is the perfect on the go gluten free nutrient dense breakfast or snack!! 

Buckwheat Granola - This buckwheat granola is the perfect on the go gluten free nutrient dense breakfast or snack!!

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Guys you know what? I think buckwheat is my greatest discovery since embarking on my health and wellness journey. I have been putting buckwheat to good use. I use buckwheat flour in my pancakes and breads. Buckwheat groats make an excellent porridge and chia pudding parfait. Now this Buckwheat granola.

Buckwheat Granola - This buckwheat granola is the perfect on the go gluten free nutrient dense breakfast or snack!!

Buckwheat Granola – On the go

Granola makes a healthy breakfast or snack that will keep your body energized. However, believe it or not most commercial brand granolas often labelled as ‘healthy’ are higher in sugar and calories than other breakfast cereals. My recommendation as always is to make your own.

This buckwheat granola is a little different in that it does not contain oats. I made it with my younger sister in mind. Oats spike her blood sugar 🙁

Buckwheat Granola - This buckwheat granola is the perfect on the go gluten free nutrient dense breakfast or snack!!

Another advantage of granola is that it is an easy portable breakfast or snack. Summer is fast approaching and if you’re travelling I highly recommend packing a few healthy meals or snacks to help you stay on track with clean eating.

Buckwheat Granola - This buckwheat granola is the perfect on the go gluten free nutrient dense breakfast or snack!!

How do you like granola? On its own, with yogurt or milk? Let me know in the comment section below.

Here’s my Coconut Cranberry Granola on Instagram. Make sure you follow me there for a regular dose of #cleaneats!

 

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Buckwheat Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
 
This buckwheat granola is the perfect on the go gluten free nutrient dense breakfast or snack!!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups buckwheat groats
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • 1 very ripe banana mashed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Mix until coated evenly.
  5. Spread the mixture out onto the baking sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep a close eye on it so it does not burn.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Cool for about 15 minutes, and then break into chunks. Store in an airtight container or resealable bag.

 

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda Fountain
    August 6, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Hi

    This tastes delicious but I wondered how long it can be stored for. MIne did not dry out and become lumps of granola though tastes good. My problem is that there are still bits of cooked banana in it that I assume I cannot keep for too long. Would I have to keep in the fridge now?

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Amanda. I actually really like it when they clump up, easier to snack on that way 🙂 I would say this should keep for about 5 days out of the fridge. Of course it depends on the temp in your kitchen etc. If you’re worried go ahead and store it in the fridge.Glad you liked the recipe.

  • Reply
    Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple
    May 31, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I’ve never made anything with buckwheat! This granola looks delicious though- I think I need to try it 🙂

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 31, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Oh you need to try buckwheat Liz. It’s crunchy and nutty and oh so nomnom 😉

  • Reply
    Raia
    May 30, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Buckwheat anything is a win in my book. 😉 I love that this is oat-free, too, so I could actually eat it! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Savoring Saturdays, Krystal!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 30, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Oh yes Raia buckwheat wins any day!Yes I made it oat free with my younger sister in mind. Oats make her blood sugar spike 🙁

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 28, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    O yes! LOVE using buckwheat for granola!! Lovely change up!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Isn’t it just awesome Rebecca!

  • Reply
    Emily
    May 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Mm… I’ve never cooked with buckwheat before, but granola is one of my favorite breakfasts/snacks

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 27, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Give it try Emily! I bet you’ll like it 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
    May 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I found your blog from the BGB group and wanted to stop by and say hi! Those commercial granolas are full of sugar and I stay away from them at all costs. I make a chocolate buckwheat granola that’s similar to this. Great minds think alike!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      So nice to connect Mary! I have to agree with you there. Always best to make your own 😀

  • Reply
    Cassie
    May 27, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I love all of the ingredients that go into this recipe! Buckwheat is SUCH an amazing whole grain–I love its nutty flavor and its powerful health benefits! Buckwheat pancakes are the BEST.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Buckwheat lovers unite Cassie!!

  • Reply
    Kim
    May 27, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Yumm!
    YES to buckwheat!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      I knew you’d love this one Kim ! xoxo

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