Dehydrated Buckwheat Granola
This granola recipe is a great way to incorporate buckwheat into your children's diet, a sometimes difficult thing to do due to its earthy taste. With coarsely cut nuts and the sweet aromatic nature of the dates, this crunchy granola makes a nutritious and healthy breakfast!
4 cups white buckwheat
2 cups PRANA organic Medjool dates
1 cup PRANA organic raw European almonds
1/2 cup PRANA organic raw European almonds
1 cup PRANA organic raw walnuts
1/2 cup PRANA organic shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup PRANA organic finely grated coconut
1/4 cup PRANA organic whole chia seeds
2 tbsp vanilla essence
1 tsp sea salt
5 tbsp organic fair trade ground Ceylon true cinnamon
1 cup PRANA organic cranberries, sweetened with apple juice
1 cup dried blueberries
Soak the white buckwheat, almonds, pecans, walnuts and sunflower seeds in separate bowls for 8 hours or overnight.
Rinse and drain each ingredient.
Soak the dates in 1 1/2 cups water for about 20 minutes.
Mix the dates in a blender along with the water they were soaked in until it is a paste-like texture.
Cut the apples into medium chunks
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the dried fruits (cranberries and blueberries).
Spread the mixture on a dehydration sheet, or oven sheet.
Dehydrate at 115° F for 12 to 16 hours, until the granola is crunchy. Or, if using an oven for 8-12 hours on your oven's lowest temperature.
Add the dried cranberries and blueberries to the dehydrated granola and mix well
Store in a resealable bag or an airtight glass jar. Granola will keep for several weeks.