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Coconut Buckwheat Granola
(gluten-free)

February 11, 2016

Coconut Buckwheat Granola - a tasty gluten-free alternative to regular granola, with a satisfying crunch!

Granola is definitely a great breakfast food to make from scratch – it’s so customizable and so much more affordable than buying a bag at the store! I love slipping in extra cinnamon or my favourite nuts – and it makes such a satisfying breakfast with a splash of almondΒ milk or sprinkled over yogurt.

My granola game changed when I raided the bulk bins at the grocery store and found buckwheat.

Buckwheat are cute little grain-like seeds, except they’re not a grain at all! They’re actually a fruit seed (?!). Β And if you’re gluten-sensitive, buckwheat is 100% gluten-free.

Coconut Buckwheat Granola recipe

Buckwheat is also loaded with magnesium, fibre, and contains a rich supply of flavanoids, which helps protect against heart disease. Once buckwheat groats are toasted, they are satisfyingly crunchy with a nutty, earthy taste.

I have completely eliminated the traditional oats from this Coconut Buckwheat Granola – the main components here are buckwheat groats and coconut flakes.

I’ve used coconut oil to contribute to the yummy coconutty aroma, but any oil would work. The granola is mildly sweetened with a drizzle of maple syrup, but feel free to substitute honey or nix sweetener completely.

Coconut Buckwheat Granola - a completely gluten-free granola with a satisfying crunch!

Give this Coconut Buckwheat Granola a try! It’s a refreshing change from an oat-based granola – I can’t get enough of the crunch!

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Coconut Buckwheat Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
A tasty alternative to regular granola - completely gluten-free with a satisfying crunch!
Course: Breakfast
Author: breakfast for dinner
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together buckwheat groats, coconut, almonds, pecans, and pepitas. Drizzle coconut oil and maple syrup and toss to coat.
  3. Spread evenly over the parchment-lined baking tray.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing once halfway.

Recipe Notes

Recipe yields approx 4 cups granola.

 

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