When I’m in a hurry, this quick granola saves the day! Loaded with nutrient dense seeds and crunchy nuts, it is gluten-free, Paleo, with tasty cocoa and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it’s a yummy breakfast with any nut milk. Or make your own Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is usually loaded with sugars, my worst metabolic scrambler. However this recipe is extremely low in carbs. It will not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Keep it on hand and enjoy whenever you need a fast nutritious breakfast.
Many people consider buckwheat a cereal grain, however it is actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb. Buckwheat groats is high in protein and gluten-free, so it’s an ideal grain-free granola for everyone. Buckwheat supports heart health and can help prevent diabetes and digestive disorders. Soak the buckwheat and chia seeds together 8 – 10 hours or overnight. Soaking softens and removes indigestible coatings, so they’re easier for the body to absorb.
A nutrient-dense breakfast needs to hold your energy steady all morning. Omega-3 rich chia seeds add protein and bind the granola together. Pure cacao is a high-anti-oxidant energizer. Hemp seeds are a complete protein, rich in essential fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds are all loaded with protein and healthy nutrition. Have fun, and know that this recipe is very flexible. I make it different every time. Sometimes I use dry rolled grains such as rolled oats, spelt, or rye instead of, or in addition to, buckwheat. No need to pre-soak the rolled grains, and of course they’re not “Paleo”. Yield: 2 pans 9 x 13-inches in size, or 2 quarts granola, approximately 10 servings.
Before baking it will be mushy. While baking stir every 20 minutes to break up any clumps. When it cools it will get crispy.
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