Our TEA Crunchy Buckwheat Granola makes a delicious and satisfying breakfast or snack, especially when you pair it with some high protein yoghurt, fresh fruit and an extra sprinkle of nuts and seeds. Or melt some dark chocolate, spread it out thinly and sprinkle the granola on top, pressing down gently. When the chocolate is set, break off bits for the best sweet treat with a cuppa.
Healthy fats and slow release carbs
This recipe can be whipped up in half an hour, and tailor-made for you by using your favourite nuts, seeds, dried fruit and grains. TEA Crunchy Buckwheat Granola is loaded with healthy fats, slow release carbs and has the warming flavour of cinnamon and ginger…so definitely give it a whirl! For more quick and easy recipes and ideas, check out our Quick, Easy and Delicious recipe book here too.
Budget friendly versions
All the ingredients can be picked up from your local supermarket, I used the Macro brand of buckwheat groats but just use what you can find. Any rolled oats will do although I prefer the wholegrain type rather than the “quick cook” variety, they tend to be digested more slowly helping you feel fuller for longer, and more satisfied. If you’re looking for a more budget friendly recipe, use more oats and less buckwheat groats, use sunflower seeds, flaxseeds and peanuts (these tend to be the cheaper seeds and nuts but still loaded with nutrients) and sultanas as the dried fruit option.
TEA Crunchy Buckwheat Granola
Makes 4 and 1/2 cups
1.5 cups rolled oats
1.5 cups buckwheat groats
0.75 cups nuts and seeds (we used sunflower seeds and almonds)
0.5 cups coconut flakes (or use shredded coconut)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and ground ginger
0.25 cups oil (eg rice bran)
0.25 cups maple syrup
3 tablespoons nut butter
Optional – 0.5 cups dried fruit (eg craisins or dried apricots)
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
In a bowl mix together the oats, buckwheat, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, salt and spices.
Heat together the oil, maple syrup and nut butter together in a small saucepan until combined. Pour into the bowl of dry granola and stir well to thoroughly coat.
Grease or line a large roasting dish and tip granola mixture into it, spreading out into a thin layer. Pop in the oven for 25 minutes, stirring half way through to ensure even browning.
Sprinkle dried fruit on top once cool (if you’re using), and break up into smaller bits and store in an airtight container. Serve with a thick and creamy Greek yoghurt, fresh seasonal chopped fruit and extra nuts and seeds if you like. Delish!
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