I love this for breakfast or as a snack. It’s so amazingly crunchy and satisfying. It has a nice rich dark chocolate taste and isn’t very sweet. You can throw in cocoa nibs, coconut or other nuts too…have fun with it.
Chocolatey Buckwheat Granola
2.5 cups raw buckwheat – soaked for at least 2-3 hours
13 mejdool dates pureed in 1 cup water
1/2 cup almonds, soaked for 30 min, peeled then chopped coarsely
6 tbsp sunflower seeds
4 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 cup cocoa powder – raw cocoa if you want a truly raw recipe
While you’re soaking the buckwheat combine the rest of your ingredients.
Spread on non-stick dehydrator sheets thinly (under 1 cm thick) then dehydrate for 7 hours at 105 degrees. Flip over using any spare sheets or parchment paper and dehydrate another 5-6 hours so that it is very dry.
Let cool and store in a sealed container for up to 1 month.
If you want this to be sweeter add more dates or even some of your favourite sweetener such as maple syrup, agave or honey…it all depends on whether or you’re a hardcore raw foodist or dabbling.