I originally started spouting buckwheat and making granola when I first saw Sarah Nagel's Holistic Habits video on DIY Sprouted Buckwheat Granola (See her video here). Sarah's videos are always great, and this one does a great job of showing the sprouting process as well as another way to make granola.
Below is my take on Sprouted Buckwheat Granola and it includes blueberries, shaved almonds, coconut chips, hemp seed and flax seed. Whew! That's a lot of variety. I might have gotten carried away with my mix-ins but it tastes so good! Feel free to swap out these ingredients for any you prefer, but this recipe will get you going.
Also, this recipe is for a fairly small batch because I was almost out of buckwheat when I decided to whip up this batch (gasp! No more buckwheat in the house?). You can easily double this batch to make more if you like.
This stuff is so tasty that even my pickiest kiddo enjoys munching away on it, and he can easily put away the whole batch! Always time to make more.
Also, if you aren't familiar with the nutritional benefits of sprouted seeds please take the time to do a little research on it while you are munching away on some granola. This granola packs a a serious health kick. And that's exactly what our beautiful bodies need.
Raw Spouted Buckwheat Granola
- 1 1/2 cups raw buckwheat groats
- 1/4 cup hemp seed
- 1/8 cup flax seed
- 3 Tbls chia seeds
- 1/8 cup unsweetened coconut chips
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/8 cup maple syrup or raw honey
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries or dried fruit of your choice
Rinse and drain the buckwheat to make sure it is clean or dirt of debris.
In a medium bowl, cover the buckwheat groats with cool water and allow it to soak at least an hour or overnight.
After the groats have soaked, they will have produce a gel in the water. Rinse and drain them thoroughly in a fine strainer.
Next, leave the groats to sprouts in a cool place away from sunlight. I leave mine on the counter in the strainer. Rise them twice a day to keep them hydrated and fresh. I do this once in the morning and once in the evening.
Repeat this rinsing process until the buckwheat have sprouted. This takes about 3 days.
Rinse again and drain. Place the groats into a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate.
Spread the mixture onto a very fine dehydrating mat, or onto a parchment lined dehydrator rack.
Place the rack into the dehydrator and check on it a couple times a day until it is completely dry and crunchy. This took 1 and half days in mine.
Crumble the granola into bite sized pieces and store in air tight container.