As I promised at the end of my interview with Nathalie Sader, where we discussed all things related to the spiritual energy of healthy food, here is her famous carob buckwheat granola recipe together with a fun story on how this treat was born!
“My kids loooove granola so much” – says Nathalie – “and the one day I woke up and I was out of granola, I had to face a granola tantrum, lol! They were hungry and the only thing they wanted was granola, but because granola would take 40 mins in the oven, I came up with this 10 mins stove top carob buckwheat granola recipe that saved my day! (laughs) and, since then, this has been a favorite in my household: quick, fun, easy and delicious!”
“The way I love to enjoy my Carob Buckwheat Granola” – Nathalie continues – “is by sprinkling it over a delicious coconut parfait”. We’ll learn all about that in a minute, but for now, let’s head to the recipe for this awesome granola!
Carob Buckwheat Granola
- 2 cups Buckwheat Groats
- ½ cup Carob Powder (or Raw Cacao Powder)
- ¼ cup Mulberries
- ¼ cup Cacao Nibs
- ¼ cup Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
- ½ to 1 tsp Spirulina Powder (optional)
- ½ cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- ¼ cup Brown Rice Syrup (use more if you are using cacao)
- Preheat your skillet (I use a cast iron skillet) for 3 minutes.
- Toast your buckwheat groats, on medium heat, mixing to prevent then from burning. This will take 5 minutes, turn off the heat when the buckwheat turn golden brown and you can smell their aroma.
- Transfer the toasted buckwheat to a tray or a shallow dish to allow them to cool a bit.
- Add all the dry ingredients, except the buckwheat, into a big bowl.
- Add the buckwheat to the dry mixture, give a stir.
- Add the brown rice syrup and the melted coconut oil to the mixture.
- Mix well using a big mixing spoon until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Try your instant buckwheat granola and adjust sweetness or dryness to taste, by adding more brown rice syrup or cacao nibs, carob powder to your liking.
Like I anticipated before, Nathalie loves to use this Carob Buckwheat Granola to assemble a quick and easy coconut parfait. “I simply mix ½ cup of coconut butter with ½ cup of lukewarm water and 15 drops of liquid stevia (or any other natural sweetener you prefer). I add 1 tablespoon of orange blossom water, some fresh raspberries and a generous handful of granola… and the trick is done!!”
For more recipes from the amazing Natalie, make sure to check out her website www.nathaliesader.com !
And if this treat sounds as good to you as it sounds to me, make sure to give it a try and don’t forget to let me have your impressions by leaving a comment below!!
Send you a big hug and I will catch you next time!!