Crunchy Buckwheat Granola

28 Jun

Crunch Crunch Crunch.
Life is boring without granola.
Crunch Crunch Crunch.
Don’t you agree?

It’s the perfect snack, smoothie in a bowl topper, overnight oats mix-in, frozen yogurt topping, hot oats crunch factor, the star of a greek yogurt parfait, you get the picture.

Crunch Crunch Crunch.
It is kind of a big deal up in the McKain household.
Crunch Crunch Crunch.
And you have to be pretty important to be a big deal.

After many deliberations, recipes, pinterest finds, and blog posts we decided which granola we would attempt to make ourselves. Wanna know the top candidates?
Lightened Up Summer Granola
Crunchy Buckwheat Granola
Quinoa Pumpkin Seed Granola
Brainola

The Final Winner was… Crunchy Buckwheat Granola
{recipe inspired from KathEats}
Makes about fourteen 1/4 cup servings

Ingredients:
2 cups of rolled oats
1/8 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup buckwheat groats
1 tbsp cashews, broken apart
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
3. Spray a baking sheet with non-cooking spray. Our spray of choice is Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray.
4. Spread granola across the tray and place in the oven for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes until toasted and no longer wet. It may not take the whole hour so you want to pay very close attention to the granola to prevent burning!

Now what do you do with your pipping hot granola?
Crunch Crunch Crunch.
Refer to one of the above ideas to taste test your finished product.
Crunch Crunch Crunch.
And hide the precious granola from the others in your family or it will not be around for much longer.
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What’s your favorite homemade granola recipe?

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