Isn't everybody's dream to eat food that is both delicious & healthy at the same time?Especially when it comes to treats, because you know how they usually are packed with processed sugars, additives, dairy and more..
And it is really not that difficult to enjoy nutrition & pleasure without compromising one for another. The only thing we have to do is just bring more awareness to the ingredients we are using to make those recipes. I cannot stress that enough: the quality of the ingredients used in a recipe enormously impact not only the nutrition part but also the flavors!
In this recipe, you are going to notice how easy & simple it is to create a breakfast or snack staple that anybody can enjoy at any time of the day while giving their body the best in terms of nutrition.
But be aware this recipe is quite addictive especially if you are a chocolate lover like me, you can have it for breakfast with a plant based milk & some berries, or just carry it with you as an energizing snack that will satisfy your sweet cravings throughout the day.
For this recipe I use:
- buckwheat instead of the regular oats for a change and to create a new culinary experience for the palette. I personally like the texture in the granola that is super crunchy and the richness in the flavor.
- minimum sweetener with 1/2 cup brown rice syrup & couple dates for 3 cups of buckwheat groats thanks to
- the stevia sweetened Detox Organics * chocolate superfoods that I am using for the chocolate flavor and to add super nutrition to my recipe.
Just think about that: 1 scoop of Detox Organics has more than 25 fruits, vegetables, herbs & superfoods combined! Imagine getting meeting your fruits & veggies daily recommendation eating your chocolate granola!
Wondering what these veggies, fruits and super foods are? Beet root powder, dandelion root powder, ginger root powder, turmeric root powder, aloe vera leaf powder, spinach leaf powder, collards leaf powder, kelp powder, spirulina powder & more, peppermint leaf powder, horseradish leaf tree powder, barley grass powder, alfalfa leaf powder & more..
All ingredients are 100% raw, vegan, gluten free, USDA organic & sweetened only with organic stevia leaf powder! *
Now who wouldn't want that?
- and finally some coconut oil as source of fat not only to balance the sweetness but also to facilitate the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins in this recipe.
Can you believe that these are the only ingredients in this recipe? 5 ingredients and you have the most delicious packed with super nutrition granola!
So let's bake some !
3 cups raw buckwheat groats
4 scoops Detox Organics chocolate superfoods * (use "Nathaliesader" as your 15% discount code at checkout)
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
3 tbsp. melted coconut oil
6 dates, chopped
Preheat the oven at 300 F ( or 150 Celsius).
In a big bowl, add the buckwheat, detox organics and chopped dates and mixed until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Add the brown rice syrup and coconut oil and mix again, making sure all the ingredients are well combined and the dry ingredients are all coated with the wet ones.
Add the granola mixture onto a baking tray lined with silicone mat or parchment paper.
Using a spatula, make sure you spread the mixture evenly in a single layer to prevent the overlapping of the granola which can create a less crunchy result.
Bake at 300 F for 30 to 35 minutes.
I baked mine for 40 minutes because I like them super duper crunchy, but be aware, not all ovens are created equals, so keep a close eye on your granola once 30 minutes have passed.
When ready take your tray out of the oven and let the granola cool completely before breaking it into clusters and transferring into a jar or container.
It will dry & become crunchier as it cools down.
I keep mine at room temperature for up to 5 days in a sealed container, but feel free to refrigerate it.
Here is a video i recorded while making this recipe for my IG Stories, I thought I will add it here too to guide you with the recipe.
Disclaimer: *the product mentioned above above is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease