Mixed Seed & Buckwheat Crunchy Granola
Let’s get back to basics; there’s nothing fancy about this simple Granola… except maybe how great it tastes when it’s sprinkled over yoghurt, sprucing up your cereal or topping off a smoothie!
Bonus, it includes additional healthy fats, added nutrition, and because we use maple syrup to sweeten, it contains 50% less sugar than your typical high street version.
It takes only 10 minutes of hands-on time cooking and should last your family well over a week.
Rich & Source of Nutritional Benefits
A natural lower in sugar breakfast which is loaded with good carbs, dietary fibre that will help improve digestion and keep you fuller for longer.
TIME: 10 min hands-on / 30 min bake
AGE: Toddler upwards
How to make it
TURN ON THE HEAT
Preheat the oven
180°C / 356°F (fan)
200°C / 392°F (conventional)
Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
MAKE THE DRY MIX
Mix all the dry ingredients from step 1 in a large bowl.
Stir until well combined and set aside.
400 g oats
150 g mixed seeds
100 g raw buckwheat
MAKE THE WET MIX
Melt all the wet ingredients from step 2 in a pan over a low heat.
This should take no longer than 1 minute, be careful not to burn.
Turn off the heat.
Add the cinnamon and vanilla.
100 g coconut oil
50 g maple syrup
2 tbsp rice syrup
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extracts
ADD THE LIQUID
Into the same pan, add the liquid and give a quick stir.
125 ml liquid
MIX IT UP
Pour the wet, liquid mix over the dry ingredients.
Mix well until thoroughly combined.
Evenly spread the mixture out as a single layer onto the baking tray.
You may need to use 2 trays.
Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
COOL & STORE
Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool.
Break the granola into edible size chunks.
Pour into a large airtight jar and store in a cool dark place.
It will keep for around a month if sealed.
Crabtree Farm tips
Granola is a basically toasted oat - retailers charge a fortune for it. It's incredibly easy to make at home, and for a fraction of the cost.
This recipe is a basic seed granola base, after making it add whatever dried fruit, nuts, or other tasty bits make you and your family happy.