Spiced maple + buckwheat granola

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Granola is without a doubt one of my breakfast staples, especially during spring and summer when I trade in comforting porridge for yoghurt & chia bowls topped with fresh fruit and berries. Homemade granola has been on my to-cook list (you have one of those right?) for what feels like forever, and a few weeks ago I finally got around to making it. It was so simple!

Crunchy and naturally sweetened with just a touch of maple + honey, this granola gets an added kick from the combination of spices (cinnamon, cardamom and ginger) and tastes like a crumbled up gingerbread oat cookie. I swear it’s just as addictive.

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Spiced maple + buckwheat granola

Ingredients:

  • 50g walnuts
  • 50g almonds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 300g rolled oats
  • 100g raw buckwheat
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 125 ml coconut oil
  • 125 ml cold water
  • 50 ml maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp honey

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 180’C.

Roughly chop the walnuts and almonds. Combine all of the dry ingredients (including the spices) and set aside. Melt the coconut oil on low heat in a saucepan. Add the maple syrup and honey, then stir in the water. Combine with the dry ingredients and mix well.

Spread out the granola evenly on a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes. You can stir once or twice for a more even result. Check regularly during the last few minutes, it should be golden and not too dark. Let cool completely before transferring to a sealed glass jar.

Enjoy as a topping for your favorite summer bowl, or on its own!

 

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Granola served on top of chia overnight oats with yoghurt, banana and peanut butter. 

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