How To Make Blueberry, Buckwheat and Almond Granola
How To Prepare Granola Mix
To prepare the granola, you will need a heat-proof large bowl, spoon, and all the dry ingredients except for the salt. Just pour all the dry ingredients in your bowl, give it a quick stir, and then set it aside until ready to use. Aside from the ingredients in the recipe, you can mix up and add other nuts or superfoods that you love, like pecans, flaxseed, etc.
How To Prepare Honey Coconut Oil Mixture
You will need a small saucepan, spatula, salt, and your wet ingredients. Pour everything into the saucepan and stir them together until fully melted and combined. It took us about 4-5 minutes to have ours fully incorporated. While your mixture is still warm, proceed to shape it.
How To Shape and Bake Blueberry, Buckwheat, and Almond Granola
Pour in your prepared honey coconut oil mixture into your granola mix and toss everything until fully combined. Spread it in your baking pan evenly and bake it in your 350 F degrees pre-heated oven for about 8-10 minutes or just when the granola turns golden brown. Cool it down completely before serving or storing. You can serve it with some blueberries or any fruit of your choice.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats - a pantry staple with many different applications and not just for breakfast oats. Unlike other oat varieties, old-fashioned rolled oats have bigger flakes making them perfect for making granola.
- Raw Buckwheat Groats - also known as buckwheat seeds, have a nutty flavor, especially when toasted. These raw buckwheat groats are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. They’re also great for vegetarian and vegan diets.
- Dried Blueberries - known for being an antioxidant super fruit. Dried blueberries are sweeter compared to fresh blueberries.
- Raw Almonds - have many nutrients and health benefits like lowering blood sugar. They taste only slightly nutty but, when roasted, can be very tasty.
- Ground Cinnamon - warm flavor and aroma that will give your mornings a great start.
- Sea Salt - compared to regular or table salt, sea salt is less salty and tastes more mineral-like than just salty. It’s also coarser and flakier, giving an extra crunchy texture.
- Chia Seeds - another superfood that is packed with nutrients and omega-3. Chia seeds can be added to your breakfast bowls or even to your drinking water.
- Raw Honey - compared to regular or processed honey, raw honey has a more complex flavor. In this recipe, it will be used as a sweetener.
- Coconut Oil - to help get the granola toasty and help it crisp up in the oven. You can easily get a bottle of coconut oil in the store, or if you want to make your own, you can use this recipe: Homemade Coconut Oil.
- Vanilla Extract - a great added flavor and aroma to this baked homemade granola recipe. You can also make your own Homemade Vanilla Extract.
Tips & Suggestions
- Since you will be using some honey; the granola can stick to the baking pan when baked. You could use parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
- If you like a clumpy granola type, bake them in a smaller baking sheet to keep them more crowded. Then press down the granola halfway through baking; this will help your granola stick together
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you keep the homemade granola crispy?
It may not be a good idea to keep the granola inside the fridge; it can make your granola soggy. The best way to store the granola to retain its crispiness is to store it in an airtight container and inside your cupboard or any dry and dark storage area.
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