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Preparation time : 30 to 45 minutes
For the granola
* 1 cup Millet Flakes
* 1 cup Amaranth Flakes
* 1 cup Buckwheat Flakes
* 1 cup Quinoa Flakes (optional if your oven is big enough)
* 1/4 cup Fresh Apple juice (I use demeter organic apple/pear juice, oh my the goodness)
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup
* 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon or more to taste
* 1 tablespoon vanilla powder
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* a pinch of sea salt
* a pinch of (cayenne) pepper
* a little bit of coconut oil
For the extra fruity (organic) goodness
* dried blueberries
* dried figs
* dried abricots
* dried banana
* dried cranberry
* dried mulberries
* chia seeds
* hemp seeds
* coconut flakes
Start by chopping your dried fruit or nuts if necessary and place em all in a bowl, mix em together. This should be enough to prickle your nose and heighten your senses. Allow yourself to have a few bites.
Preheat your oven to 180 ° C and rub in some baking paper with coconut oil.
Now you'll be surprised as to how simply this actually is, and by doing it more and more you'll become faster and better at it.
Take a large bowl and pour all the dry ingredients together, mix 'em good with a large spoon.
Put in the maple syrup and a little bit of the apple juice and stir.
Again, in this recipe it's all about the consistency.
So you should have a consistency that is not too dry and not too wet !
Yes, I can hear you think "Sure Mr. SmartyPants, thanks for that useful information you have given me, now I certainly know how it's done. *insert sarcastic smiley* "
Better be it a little too dry than too wet in my experience, also you can make it more wet but it can't dry more.
The mix of grains should stick together a little bit, smell of deliciousness and is now ready to put on the baking tray.
Spread evenly on your baking paper, chop here and there with a spoon so that it's not completely smoothened out.
Put your timer on 45 minutes (most likely, it will require less time but I have a very little oven)
Now every 10 or 15 minutes take out the tray and reverse the granola with a spatula so that all sides are nice and evenly baked. Do this until the granola looks crispy or starts to brown too much. You don't want it baked too hard!
When it's cooled down you can mix your unique blend of dried fruits, nuts and seeds and store it in a container.
This tastes absolutely delicious with homemade hemp or almond milk.
Hopefully you'll like it as much as I do, and benefit from it the same way.
Lots of love,