It’s one of the most rewarding and easy things to make your own granola. Seriously.
Nothing starts the day better than a freshly brewed cup of coffee (and oat milk, if you like!) and a nice yoghurt with granola. But the spark of joy quickly dissolves into frustration latest at the checkout of the supermarket, when you end up spending a fortune for that granola of your choice. Maybe it’s time to consider making your own?
For the granola, you’ll need:
- 200 g rolled oats
- 150 g of buckwheat (soaked)
- A handful of sunflower seeds
- A handful of pumpkin seeds
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (cold-pressed and organic)
- A bit of coconut sugar (organic, if you can find it > check out an Asia shop)
- A handful of coconut flakes
- A handful of goji berries
When buying full packages of the above mentioned items, you can at least make a couple of batches of granola out of it!
How to make it:
- Start with the apple chips. We have a recipe for how to do apple chips, right here…
- In the meantime, soak buckwheat (for at least 20 minutes) in a container filled with water. When done soaking, rinse it thoroughly using a sieve, then transfer it to a pan and start heating the buckwheat on medium heat so that the water evaporates from the soaked buckwheat. Remove from heat when buckwheat starts to get brown and hard.
- In the meantime, pre-heat oven on 200 degrees Celsius. Find an oven tray with a solid bottom and add 3 tablespoons coconut oil to it and a bit of honey. Lightly heat up the coconut oil by putting it into the oven while you pre-heat it. This should melt the oil fairly quickly, since coconut oil needs only 24 degrees Celsius to melt.
- Add oat, buckwheat, sunflower- and pumpkin seeds to the oil-honey mixture and sprinkle with coconut sugar. Mix well and bake in the oven for about 20–30 minutes, until it starts to slightly brown.
- After baking, add coconut flakes and goji berries and mix well. When cooled off, add to a dry and air-tight container.
- In a bowl, add yoghurt and top with granola, orange zest, thyme and… of course, apple chips!