Crunchy Buckwheat Granola

Dehydrators are becoming more and more popular as people start to appreciate the modern way of drying food without spending a lot of money. Using this appliance makes it easier for everyone who enjoys preparing healthy snacks. It is the most efficient way when it comes to saving energy and time.

The great thing is the fact that foods prepared with this amazing unit preserve the same amount of minerals and vitamins as those found in fresh meals. They not only dry out vegetables, meats and fruits, but they also preserve them without preservatives and additives. The drying process preserves all the nutrients and depending on the type of food, makes it last for at least two months.

If appropriately sealed and placed in the dark area, the well-dehydrated vegetables and fruits can last up to a year. To make your life tastier and better, consider purchasing high-quality dehydrator if you don’t already own one. They come in a variety of size and shapes, so you can read our reviews and find out what is the best choice for you.

The great thing is that you and your family will enjoy amazing dried meals and snacks. In this article, we will show you some of our favorite dried food.

Keep reading to know more about our delicious buckwheat granola recipe.

“Granola is traditionally composed of rolled oats, which are oat groats that have been pressed flat and lightly steamed, as well as honey, nuts, and puffed rice. The entire mixture is baked until crispy and can then be taken anywhere quite conveniently for an energy-boosting snack. Most commonly, granola is regularly used by people on-the-go, as well as by hikers, campers, and outdoor-oriented people who won’t have a refrigerator for their food and don’t want to worry about crushing anything that they plan to eat.” according to Organic facts.

Raw Granola Preparation


First, take out your dehydrator so you can prepare natural granola. Cover the trays with the wax paper or silicone sheets.

NOTE: Teflon sheets can be toxic when used on this appliance, so avoid it.

It may take around two days to prepare raw granola because you need to sprout it first, then soak it and finally dry it. It doesn’t take more than two hours to dehydrate the cereal. You need to soak and sprout all of your grains, seeds, and nuts. This will enhance their nutritional value, remove harmful enzyme inhibitors, and soften them.

Crunchy Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

Keep reading to learn how to prepare this delicious, healthy breakfast alternative.

Ingredients:


  • Packed pitted dates, one cup
  • Raw buckwheat groats, 2 ½ cups (soaked for eight to twelve hours, and sprout them after you have rinse and drain them)
  • Purified water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Goji berries or cherries, cranberries, dried blueberries, currants, raisins ¾ cup
  • Flaxseed, ¼ cup (in a purified water soak for eight to ten hours, do not drain or rinse)
  • Raw pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup (soak for four to six hours, drain after rinsing it
  • Raw sunflower seeds, ¼ cup (soak for four to six hours, drain and rinse)
  • Raw sesame seeds, ¼ cup (soak for four to six hours, drain after rinsing it)
  • Whole or sliced raw almonds, ½ to 1 cup (soak for eight to twelve hours)
  • Raw pecan or walnut pieces, ½ to 1 cup (soak for eight to twelve hours)
  • One cored, sweet, large apple, sliced into wedges
  • One tablespoon ground cinnamon
Buckwheat groats in a bowl

INSTRUCTIONS


1. It is best to begin a few hour before bed or early in the morning. In a large bowl place the buckwheat groats and cover it with purified water, an inch of it, and let it rest for about eight to twelve hours.
2. Add the groats into the strainer or a fine-screen sieve and make sure to rinse them good. Leave them to rest over a plate or in the sink in the strainer for another eight hours so it can sprout well. In the middle of this process rinse them, and one more time before you continue to prepare the recipe.
3. After that, place ½ cup of purified water and the flax seeds into a bowl and soak for eight to twelve hours. The water and the seeds will turn into the gel.
4. Place the sea salt, almonds, pecans or walnuts into another bowl and pour in the water. The same process goes here; soak for eight to twelve hours. Before using it, strain after you rinse it. When buckwheat finish to sprout at the same time the flax seeds and nuts will finish soaking.
5. When soaking the nuts and flax seeds after four or six hours add the sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and pour in the water. Make sure to cover it. Continue soaking for another four to six hours.
6. Separate the dates after all is done. Place them with the ½ water and apple wedges in a blender and mix it well until becomes paste. In a large bowl combine flax seed gel, dried berries, currants, raisins, and the buckwheat groats. Add cinnamon, apple puree, and date paste and stir well the mixture to get a batter.
7. Onto dehydrator trays spread three cups of the batter and dry it for eight hours at 110 degrees F. After that, onto a unit tray flip granola and remove the silicone sheet or wax paper. Dry it for another twenty-four hours at 105 degrees F.
8. When it is done, you can store it in a sealed store jars or bag and preserve it for one month. Enjoy this perfect snack with the coconut milk, hemp, kefir, yogurt, or cow’s milk.

Conclusion


Granola food tastes great, and they are fun to prepare. Adding them to your daily diets will provide you enough nutrients and make them a healthy snack. It has more than 30 percent nutrient content of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus and thiamin; it naturally provides 21 grams of protein, 16 grams of fiber and 160 mg of calcium.

It doesn’t include sucrose or syrup that may cause issues to your immune system and increase your blood sugar. So, don’t hesitate! Prepare this delicious meal that will provide you the right balance of minerals and vitamins to your body.