Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Trusty Raw Granola
Wake Me Up Granola (Original Recipe on Goneraw.com)
I've been making this recipe a lot lately and modify it almost every time depending on what I have. Most recently I replaced the apples with peaches and then replaced the pineapple with apples. The result was really wonderful and super crispy. Here's the base recipe I use which is slightly modified from the original which you can see linked above.
Part 1: Soak
1 1/2 cups almonds (or nuts of choice)
1 cup buckwheat
6 pieces of dried pineapple (I used 1 cup fresh)
Part 1: Soak (optional)
Soak almonds, pineapple and buckwheat overnight. Buckwheat will have some gel like consistency in the morning, relax, it's normal. Just drain and rinse out seed, nut and pineapple the following morning.
Part 2: Granola
Soaked nuts, seed and pineapple
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, unsoaked (sunflower or combo is nice too)
1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 - 1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup raisins or other dried fruit
Place soaked nuts, seed and pineapple in a food processor. Pulse until desired texture or granola texture for the nuts and seed. Remove to a big bowl enough to mix. Place the pumpkin seed in the food processor and pulse where it is still chunky. Remove and add to the bowl with the seed, nuts and pineapple. Place apples in the food processor and pulse until chunky. Do not over process apples leave it in small chunks. Remove then add to bowl. Place dates and agave nectar in the food processor, process until smooth. Add to the bowl and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
Part 3: Dehydrate
Spread the granola mix in paraflexx sheets, score into squared pieces if desired and dehydrate at 110 degrees overnight. The next day, flip the granola around then dehydrate until dry. Enjoy with fresh home made almond milk or coconut yogurt and fresh fruits like blueberries or bananas.