So as I teased yesterday, I made a Raw Buckwheat Cereal!
Truth be told, my intention was to make a Grawnola, but it didn't clump together. I'm actually really happy with how it came out otherwise, and I love that it is a yummy cereal! I may be weird but I find buckwheat groats to have a very distinct flavor (which I've never found to be too pleasant) but I was determined to make a recipe that I liked!
This recipe is packed with nutritious additions and tastes amazing. It is slightly sweet without being overwhelming and the cinnamon is a perfect addition. It also makes the house smell amazing!
Raw Buckwheat Cereal
1 cup raw organic buckwheat groats
3/4 cup raw almonds (whole or chopped, whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut "chips" (the large shredded coconut)
3 tbsp raw agave
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
heaping 1/4 tsp cinnamon
small pinch sea salt
1. Put buckwheat groats in a large bowl and cover with filtered water. Soak buckwheat groats 8-10 hours or overnight (I just soaked overnight!).
2. Put almonds in another bowl and cover with filtered water and soak overnight.
3. In the morning, rinse buckwheat and almonds thoroughly with filtered water. The buckwheat groats will get a little slimy after soaking overnight, try and rinse as much off as possible.
4. Put buckwheat and almonds into a strainer and let drain while preparing the wet ingredients.
5. In a large mixing bowl, combine agave, coconut oil, almond and vanilla extracts. cinnamon and salt. Mix thoroughly.
6. Add buckwheat, almonds, raisins and coconut to wet mixture and stir until evenly coated.
7. Spread cereal evenly on dehydrator sheets. Try to keep the layer less than 1/3 inch thick. You can cover the dehydrator try with parchment paper to help with clean up.
8. Dehydrate at 104 degrees for 12-15 hours until buckwheat is crispy and the coating is dried. It took me a little more than 13 hours.
Store in an air tight container in a dark, cool place. I used this huge mason jar!
I've only tasted it dry so far and it is delicious! I'm really happy with how it came out and I can't wait to try a proper bowl of cereal for breakfast tomorrow! The sweetness is very subtle too. If you don't have a dehydrator you can always just bake it in the oven at a low temp. Just keep an eye on it :)
Not too bad for my 400th post! I'm so excited to have reached this milestone and am so grateful to everyone for reading and commenting! The reason I started blogging was to be involved in the community of vegan bloggers and I'm so happy and thankful to feel so welcome here :)
Let me know if you try this recipe :) I hope you all are having a great day and enjoy your evening! I have a training session in a bit and today is fight training day :) See you tomorrow!