I’ve finally discovered buckwheat and I couldn’t be happier about it. I, like a lot of other people, had originally assumed it to be a grain, but after some digging I found that is it actually a fruit seed. You can buy buckwheat flour as well as the groats that I used in this recipe quite readily – I got mine in my local supermarket.
When I was living at home, my Mum bought a bag and we said we would experiment with the groats but never ended up getting around to it. Well, let me tell you right now that you can expect plenty of buckwheat recipes from me over the next few weeks! I’ve already got three up my sleeve to share so definitely go and invest in a big bag of them!
Buckwheat has been listed as one of the healthiest foods in the world – there are so many benefits that I would be here all day going through them. You can read up on them HERE, this is where I realized how brilliant this food is to incorporate into my diet. It’s absolutely a staple that is here to stay for a while. I can also confirm that this granola disappeared in less than one day. It is literally SO GOOD! I absolutely adore granola – I crave it every day without fail. Most shop bought granola’s are usually full to the brim with sugar, so I was happy out with my low sugar and vegan friendly version!
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups raw buckwheat groats
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes - I actually would add more if you are a big coconut fan
- Preheat oven to 180 Celsius
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper
- Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and add the agave nectar
- Mix until well combined
- Add to all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well
- Spread out the mixture on the parchment
- Bake for 25-35 minutes, check on it once or twice to move the mixture around so that you don't burn the bottom of it
- Allow to cool and then break up into as big or small chunks as you like
As always, if you try it let me know on Snapchat (@niamhos21), Instagram (@niamh_osullivan) or Twitter (@niamh_osullivan). I find myself a lot more active on Twitter lately so be sure to follow along!
Hope everyone is having a great week,