Powered Up Granola

Recipe from the article: Make & Take

Powered Up Granola
Photo: Jeremy Fokkens

This delicious gluten free and protein rich granola can be enjoyed as a granola, trail mix or porridge.

Ingredients

Granola

  • 4 cups rolled oats (gluten free)
  • 2 ½ cups buckwheat groats
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • chia gel recipe (see below)
  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup diced dried apple
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • 1 cup juice (I like a mix of beet, lemon, apple, ginger)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup raw honey

Chia Gel

  • ½ cup chia seed
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Whisk together

Directions

Make the chia gel and set aside. In a large bowl mix together the rolled oats, buckwheat groats, coconut sugar, hemp hearts, raisins, chopped pecans, chopped almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried apple and goji berries. Add the chia gel and mix well. Over low heat, warm the juice, coconut oil, maple syrup and raw honey. Pour the warmed juice mixture over the oat mixture and mix until well coated. Spread the granola mixture thickly on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 3-4 hours. If you don’t have a dehydrator, use cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and place in the oven at 170F with door ajar for the same amount of time. This keeps all the yummy nutrition and enzymes more intact.

To eat as a granola serve with your favourite milk. Take dry with you on a hike or to the office. To enjoy as porridge, pour 1 cup of hot water over ⅓ cup of granola and allow to soften. Add a splash of milk and top with fresh berries. Yum!

Nutrition facts per ⅓ cup: Calories 178; Fat 7g; Carbs 24g; Protein 6g; Sugars 10g.

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