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Gingery Banana And Pecan Buckwheat Granola

I am obsessed with breakfast, it’s quite literally what gets me out of bed in the morning. While I have long been devoted to my original granola recipe (which is incredibly delicious, if I do say so myself), recently I have been cheating on it with an altogether different but equally delicious granola.

I’ve been experimenting with buckwheat a lot over the last few months, and was happy to discover that when roasted it makes a delicious alternative to oats for granola. There are also tonnes of health benefits associated with eating buckwheat, but I won’t bore you with them today. This particular granola recipe is bound together using a delicious gingery banana sauce that gives the whole recipe the most incredible flavour. Best of all, it takes less time to cook than my usual granola recipe. If this doesn’t have you bounding out of bed and down the stairs in the morning, I’m not sure what will!

Mouthwatering Tray Of Banana And Pecan Buckwheat Granola
Mouthwatering Tray Of Banana And Pecan Buckwheat Granola

Ingredients:

1 kg Buckwheat Groats

200g Pecans

200g Seeds (I used pumpkin and sunflower)

100g Coconut flakes

3 Bananas

2 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp Honey

1 Inch Fresh Ginger, grated

  1. In a large bowl mix together your buckwheat, pecans and seeds.
  2. In a saucepan melt the coconut oil and add the grated ginger and honey, let it simmer away for about two minutes. In another bowl break up the bananas and mash until liquid, if you have a hand blender than use that- it will be much quicker. Add the ginger/oil/coconut mix to the bananas and stir through.
  3. Mix the wet banana mix to the bowl of buckwheat, nuts and seeds and mix together until all the dry ingredients are well coated.
  4. Grease a deep baking tray with some more coconut oil and spread the granola mix on top. Pop into an oven preheated to 180C for about 30 minutes, or until golden. Make sure to stir the mix every few minutes to ensure the granola is evenly baked.
  5. When baked, stir in the coconut flakes. Let the granola cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
  6. I have been enjoying this in the mornings with berries and almond milk, but it’s delicious with any type of milk or yoghurt. Enjoy!
Mix Together All Your Dry Ingredients And Set Aside
Mix Together All Your Dry Ingredients And Set Aside
Your Coconut Oil, Honey & Ginger Mix Should Look Like This When Done
Your Coconut Oil, Honey & Ginger Mix Should Look Like This When Done
Then Add In Your Gooey Liquidised Bananas
Then Add In Your Gooey Liquidised Bananas
Then Lob In The Banana Mix To The Dry Mix
Then Lob In The Banana Mix To The Dry Mix
Mix It All Together Until All The Ingredients Are Well Coated
Mix It All Together Until All The Ingredients Are Well Coated
Spread Out On A Tray And Try Not To Eat It All Before Cooking
Spread Out On A Tray And Try Not To Eat It All Before Cooking
At This Point Your House Will Smell Glorious And You'll Probably Be Munching Fistfuls of Granola
At This Point Your House Will Smell Glorious And You’ll Probably Be Munching Fistfuls of Granola
Mouthwatering Tray Of Banana And Pecan Buckwheat Granola
Mouthwatering Tray Of Banana And Pecan Buckwheat Granola

Homemade Fruit & Nut Granola

Easy and Delicious Homemade Granola
Easy and Delicious Homemade Granola
Beautiful and Fresh Healthy Breakfast
Beautiful and Fresh Healthy Breakfast
Healthy Fruit and Nut Granola
Healthy Fruit and Nut Granola

Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day, and if I miss it (which rarely happens as I would rather be late than be hungry) it really puts me in a bad mood for the day! My favourite mid-week breakfasts are porridge and granola but I often find if I’m  in a rush porridge takes too long, and while granola is quick,  most supermarket versions are packed with sugar and are very expensive.

My sister started making her own healthy granola recently and I decided to follow suit! This way you can put in only the nuts, fruits, seeds etc that you love and so you’ll enjoy it a lot more. The first time you make it, you will have to buy a few bags of nuts, dried fruits etc but they will last you for a good few large batches of granola so it works out pretty reasonably. Also this probably smells better than anything you will ever cook! I defy you not to start munching on this as it cooks! This really easy granola recipe is a very healthy breakfast that will keep you feeling happy all day long. I have given the ingredients in approximates as you may like yours more oaty or more nutty than me, so just add the quantities that suit your preferences best. Its really tasty and so good for you- a hundred times more nutritionally dense than your average cardboard cornflakes! And more importantly, it’s really delicious.

Healthy and Delicious Homemade Granola
Healthy and Delicious Homemade Granola
Delicious Batch of Fresh Healthy Granola
Delicious Batch of Fresh Healthy Granola

Ingredients:

6 to 7 cups of rolled oats

1/2 cup oil (I used coconut oil but rapeseed, veg or sunflower oil would all work)

1/2 cup honey

3/4 cups water

2-3 cups seeds & nuts (I personally used roughly chopped almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, chia seeds &  4 seed mix)

1-2 cups dried fruit (I used dried cranberries, chopped apricots and raisins)

1. Preheat your oven to 180C

2. Melt your wet ingredients together (oil, honey, water) until they are boiled, then leave simmer.

3. Add your oats, nuts and seeds together in an oven tray. Ideally a wide shallow tray would be best as the granola will cook easier. Don’t add fruit! Pour your liquid over the oats and stir until the oats are coated evenly.

4. Bake for about 45mins (depending on your oven) until the Granola is golden. Make sure to stir it every 5-10 minutes to make sure it is baking evenly.

5. Remove from the oven and let cool completely (this is important as otherwise it will go soggy if transferred straight from the oven in to a container).

6. When cooled, add the fruit, place in airtight container (it’s important the container is airtight to prevent it going soft).

7. Enjoy with yoghurt or milk and the fruit of your choice!

Chop Your Mixed Nuts
Chop Your Mixed Nuts
Stir In Oats And Liquids
Stir In Oats And Liquids
Healthy Homemade Granola
Healthy Homemade Granola
The Best Granola Recipe
The Best Granola Recipe