Chocolate-y Buckwheat Granola

Hey there :)

I guess you all have some pantry stack that isn’t allowed to be missed. No matter when. For me this is granola. I love the crunchiness. The possibilities of its flavor. On top of some oatmeal or smoothie bowls it makes just everything better. Or you can just snack it as plain as it is. Pure goodness.

And although I think that there are a lot of nice alternatives you can buy in stores, I sometimes like to make them in my own. Just because. It is super easy and basically just is about mixing everything together. Child’s play. That makes it so suitable for me ;) And it allows me use up some left over ingredients and gives me the chance to play around and experiment with flavors.

The granola recipe today is just one of those examples where I had some almond pulp left but I didn’t want to throw it away. So it was granola time! I wanted to have some buckwheat, so instead of oats I turned buckwheat groats into the main ingredients and it worked out pretty well. So here is the final version of it. Easy and quick to make and – in my opinion – with a nice chocolate-y touch but not too sweet.

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Recipe

prep time: 10 minutes + baking time +++ yields about 2 1/2 Cups

Ingredients

Dry:

  • 1 Cup / 165g buckwheat groats
  • ¼ Cup / 30g rolled oats
  • ¼ Cup / 20g almond pulp (leftover ground almonds from making almond milk) or ground almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pinch salt

Wet:

  • scant ¼ Cup / 50g coconut syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter

Instructions

In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together.

Then add all of the wet ingredients and mix with your hands until everything sticks together.

Place on baking tray with a baking sheet and distribute evenly, but so, that the buckwheat groats still stick together.

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Bake at 150°C for about 35-40 minutes and flip the granola halfway through. Take out and let cool. The granola will become noticeably harder once it has cooled.

Enjoy as a breakfast with your favorite milk or on top of some smoothie bowls etc.

Skyr?

Hey there :)

I was just wodering, do you guys know anything about Skyr? I have recently found it at our local supermarket and before that I have never heard of it.

So, I did a bit of checking in the internet, but most sides were more or less advertising it as they were selling it, so I am not sure about the “truth” in those information.

What seems to be sure is that Skyr is some yoghurt-like dairy product. Or a mix between curd and yoghurt. But it seems to contain more protein than normal yoghurt and less fat. That’s why a lot those pages were advertising it as healthy.

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I myself bought it too check it out. If it comes to consistency it is a bit harder than normal yoghurt and maybe is a bit tarter. So taste-wise it was just fine, but not too different form yoghurt. For me that means a nice light treat with some fruits ;)

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Do you have any experiences with Skyr? Or do you now some sites to check that aren’t selling it? I’d love to find out a bit about it :) I’d love to hear if you have some experience with it, also when it comes to baking or cooking :)

Have a nice weekend!