December 15, 2015
Healthy eating is a boon for your body. So, it's really no surprise that you want to make some raw granola. It's healthy, it's delicious, it's easy to prep, and it's time saving (even more so if you prepare it in large batches).
But before you get into the recipe, remember that you need a good dehydrator for making quality raw granola. You may also require silicone sheets or wax paper to cover the trays. Do not use teflon sheets for dehydrators, because they tend to be toxic. Now that we've got the necessities out of the way, read ahead for our recipe.
1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
1 Large pureed apple
1 1/2 cup Pecan or raw walnut (soaked for 10 hours)
1 cup Raw sliced almonds (soaked for 9-10 hours)
1 1/4 cup Drained sesame seeds (soaked for about 5 hours)
1/4 cup Raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup Raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup Flaxseeds (soaked for about 10 hours)
3/4 cup Goji berries, cherries, cranberries, dried blueberries, currants, and raisins
2 cup Raw buckwheat groats, (soaked for about 10 hours)
1Get your ingredients ready for drying. Use a 4 cup boil and cover the buckwheat groats in clean water. Allow it to settle for about 10 hours.
2After properly soaking the groats for about 10 hours, place the groats in a strainer or a fine screen sieve and drain properly. Place them over a plate or in a sink and let them sit for about 8 hours for sprouting. After they have started sprouting, pick and drain them before rinsing.
3After rinsing and straining the buckwheat groats, put ½ cup of clean water as well as the flaxseeds in a bowl to soak for about 10 hours.
4Simultaneously prepare the peanuts or walnuts, as well as the almonds. Put the almonds separately in another bowl and add clean water. These will be ready and feeling very soft before the buckwheat has finished sprouting.
5You can place the buckwheat groats together with the dried berries or currants, raisins, and flaxseeds. Add the cinnamon, apple puree, and date paste. Mix or stir properly to make a batter.
6Finally, spread about 3 cups each of the batter into the dehydrator tray covered with a wax paper or a silicon sheet. Continue this process until the whole batter is used.
7Dehydrate the mixture for about 8 hours at 110°-115º F. Just place the granola into a dehydrator tray and carefully take away the silicon or wax paper, and dehydrate again for another 20 hours until the granola is fully dry.
8Your granola is now ready to be served with fresh nut, kefir, yogurt, or cow’s milk, whatever you prefer.
There you go. Now you have a great recipe for preparing raw granola at home. Of course, you can prepare it in the oven too, but the truth is you shouldn't, as it's likely going to minimize the fatty acids, vitamins, and enzymes in the granola. You need to sprout, soak, and dehydrate instead. Yes, it could take you around 2 days to get the raw granola ready. But, all this time is for the granola to get properly dried. The actual time spent preparing the granola does not take more than 2 hours.
Remember that this stage of preparation is very important because it increases their nutritional value, removes harmful enzyme inhibitors, softens them, and gets them ready for cooking.