Thursday, February 05, 2009

Buckwheat Berry Granola

Well, here I am unloading my dehydrator full of buckwheat granola (top left)- ( & wow, it turned out really well, sooo good!) to fill up again with some crackers.. I need some finished crackers to have to show them coming out of the dehydrator for filming on Monday. I love these crackers.. they are so colorful and delicious!

My dehydrator has been going non-stop lately! Next I need to experiment with Jicama fries before I go.. they are on the list for the Monday after the trip. & it's been awhile since I made them. I am going to try 2 ways of making them and pick my favorite.

But for now I am going to share my buckwheat granola creation - It turned out even better than I expected. The reason it happened was that I had an abundance of sprouted buckwheat (I forgot to bring it last Monday to show making the corn chips ((which I will do this Monday coming, going to be a very busy day!))) ..and I had extra soaked almonds from filming.. from there I just took a look around the kitchen at what I had.. pecan meal, it was 1/2 the price of pecans & I bought a bag last week.. frozen berries in the freezer went in.. this is how some great recipes get started (rawkalicious cookies! ) k....

Buckwheat Berry Granola

4-6 c Buckwheat
1 c Almonds
1 c Sunflower seeds
2 c Pecan meal
1/2 c Pumpkin seeds
2 c Berries

1 c Dates
1 c Maple syrup
1 Banana
1 t Cinnamon
1 t Vanilla

Place Buckwheat in large bowl. Add Pecan meal, if using whole pecans, process them until fine in the food processor & then add them. Process Almonds, Sunflower & Pumpkin seeds until chunky. I added the frozen berries to the nuts and seeds and processed it all together. then add to the buckwheat & pecans. Process Dates & Banana and some maple syrup to make a smooth paste and add this & the rest of maple syrup and vanilla & cinnamon to bowl, Stir until well combined and then spead out on teflx sheets. This is going to be broken apart so spread out loosely, chunkily (?) but not too thickly, just so it breaks apart easily after its finished. Dehydrate for 6-8 hours then flip onto mesh screen and continue dehydrating for another 8-12 hours or until very dry. Break apart and store in a cool dry place. Will last for a long time, a month or two.. maybe longer ..not sure because it always gets eaten too quickly. ; )

Mmm.. look at how pretty the crackers are - they just went in.. it's just non-stop!


Lauren said...

I have got to try this! :) I just got a dehydrator for Christmas so I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks!

Winona said...

Inspiring me to make a batch of granola.

Robin 'Keiko' Gregory said...

Hi Lauren, Nice gift!!
This is really good.. hard to stop eating it!!
Hi Winona.. hope the inspiration won out.. Enjoy!
Great hearing from you. : )