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Crunchy Apple & Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola

  • July 1, 2015
  • By Carly Neave

Crunchy Apple and Buckwheat Granola

In the last few months I have developed a serious love for the combination of granola and yoghurt as a snack. I know it’s not a new thing but it’s never really been a go-to for me as an afternoon pick-me-up. Given the fact my dad never ate sweets (you may have read my organic hot-chocolate stories), he always ate greek yoghurt and honey for his sweet treat. Following in daddy’s footsteps as little girls do, it’s safe to say 5 years of yoghurt and honey got a little boring for me! I have a bowl of granola with milk for the occasional breakfast but I didn’t really see it as much else, until I did :)

Crunchy Apple and Buckwheat Granola

There’s nothing quite like a sweet but deliciously healthy homemade bowl of granola, at any time of the day! The best part about it is you know exactly what’s in the granola and where it’s come from, that’s why although I LOVE eating out – it can never quite beat the love and care that goes into home-cooking. There are plenty of ‘healthy’ granolas you can buy from the store but to be completely honest, there’s only a few brands I actually trust and define as ‘healthy’. Honey is a natural sugar and therefore classed as ‘good for us’; which it is in the right quantities.  But a lot of the packaged granolas have copious amount of honey lathered all over it which your body is not going to love waking up to!

Crunchy Apple and Buckwheat Granola

Buckwheat is crunchy and sweet and adds a lovely nutty texture to the granola. The apple and cinnamon is somewhat subtle but gives the granola that punch it needs to lift it and really make it a morning…or snack treat! Buckwheat is also gluten free so the whole breakfast is refined-sugar free, gluten-free and dairy-free (depending on what you partner it with!). I’m a huge milk fan, normal, almond and everything else and it goes great with it but on this occasion, greek yoghurt did me perfectly! Remember to tag me in your creations!

Crunchy Apple and Buckwheat Granola

Crunchy Apple & Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola
 
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Crunchy Apple & Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola
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Recipe type: Home-made Buckwheat Granola
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup activated buckwheat*
  • ½ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • ⅛ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup pecans
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 heaped tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple
To top
  • Handful of unsweetened coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 150℃
  2. In a large bowl, mix the activated buckwheat and honey with a wooden spoon.
  3. With a grater, finely grate the apple, discarding the core and add it to the bowl along with all the other ingredients, mix well.
  4. Place on a baking tray and spread out evenly so all the granola cooks well.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and then stir the granola.
  6. Place back in the oven for a further 10 minutes and then remove.
  7. Add the coconut chips once the granola has been removed from the oven.
  8. Cool for 15-20 minutes. This is important as otherwise the granola won't crisp up properly.
  9. Then serve!
Notes
*You can activate your own buckwheat by soaking them in water for 30 minutes. Use a ratio of 3:1 - Water: Buckwheat.

 

 

By Carly Neave, July 1, 2015 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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Hi, I'm Carly!
A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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