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Old 04-01-2008, 06:33 PM
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Carmi's Buckwheat Granola

I played around and came up with my own version of buckwheat granola on the weekend. So easy to make and the possibilities are absolutely endless!

Buckwheat Granola

1/2 apple, peeled and cored
1/2 cup orange juice
4 small dates, soaked
2 tbs raw honey, or to taste
2 cups buckwheat groats, soaked overnight*
1 cup dried coconut
1/2 cup sunflower and pumpkin seeds, soaked
3 medjhool dates, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
Cinnamon
Nutmeg

Blend apple, orange juice, dates and honey in food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Fold in the rest of the ingredients. Spread on teflex sheet(s) and dehydrate at 115 degrees. After a few hours, flip onto mesh and continue dehydrating until fully dry. (Mine took about 20 hours as I crammed the entire thing onto a single tray.)

* Carmella's Note: I prefer to soak buckwheat overnight rather than sprout it as it has a tendency to ferment easily. Just make sure you rinse it really well until it's no longer 'gooey' before using it in a recipe.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:07 AM
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Hey Carm! I'm a cereal-a-holic. So my very first D creation was granola (of course).

I basically incorporated your buckwheat granola with Elizabeth Joy's maple granola, substituting, and adding a few of my own ingredients.

http://thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.c...s-on-fire.html

I decided to halve the recipe just in case I botched it and I was left with 4 trays of icky cereal However, just to my luck, it turned out SO DELICIOUS.

I wanted to have a tart, sweet, crunchy, and nutty cereal with some zip!

Buckwheat Granola a la Suz twist

1/2 granny smith apple, peeled and cored
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
2 small dates, soaked
1 tbs raw agave, or to taste
1 cup buckwheat groats, sprouted
1/2 cup dried coconut
small handful of sunflower seeds, soaked
small handful of macadamia nuts, soaked
small handful of pecans, soaked
small handful of cashews, soaked
2 medjhool dates, chopped
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp almond extract
Cinnamon to taste
Nutmeg to taste

I followed the prep methods listed on your blog. At the end, I broke up the pieces to about the size of a loonie. Then I added one chopped banana and a small handful of goji berries w/ some almond milk.

Of course, the turnout ended up looking somewhat Hungarian! This might be due to the colours of the combined ingredients, and due to the bowl which was actually a part of my mother's wedding shower gift 42 years ago!

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Old 11-29-2008, 08:07 PM
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Oh Zsuzanna! That looks yummo! Buckwheat Granola a la Suz twist? hehe I like that!

I haven't made granola in a while, but it would sound like the perfect wintery-breakfast.
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* Carmella's Note: I prefer to soak buckwheat overnight rather than sprout it as it has a tendency to ferment easily. Just make sure you rinse it really well until it's no longer 'gooey' before using it in a recipe.
I'm planning on following Carmella's soak buckwheat tip for my pizza crust from "Rawsome" by Brigitte Mars, www.brigittemars.com. I want to make pizza quickly and not have to wait forever for buckwheat to sprout. I will give it many good rinses tomorrow and hopefully start my pizza then. I have my sprouts soaking overnight now.

I thought I read somewhere to soak buckwheat 15 minutes and it gets rid of all of the gooey stuff. Anyone else remember that? Was it here?

Thanks Carmella for the great tip.

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:16 PM
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Alright, I'm making it this week!
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:34 AM
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Yea, I bought the big bag of buckwheat groats and it has been sitting there forever. I need to soak the damn things and DO something with them.
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This looks wonderful! I have yet to make granola. *Note to self - pick up buckwheat groats!
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