How are you?!
I’ve been keen to get back into this space for a while.
At the moment I’m working away on the revival of an idea I shelved a while ago. Its spark still smoulders so I’m giving it the energy it deserves.
More on that to come.
For now I want to create some wellness DIYs, tips and recipes to add to the blog. Also I’m going to reinstate the social media Sweet Sunday Share. For those of you that have been reading for a while you’ll remember these weekly shares that I would pop up on the FB page.
If you’re new around here – welcome – and I hope you enjoy the first recipe to kick it off.
I am a breakfast fan, I wake up ravenous and cannot function without a juice followed up with a good breakfast before getting outside.
Processed food rarely gets through the front door and we’ve been making our own bread for almost a year so breakfast takes a bit of planning ahead.
This recipe is a winner on three fronts:
- Its EASY! You can throw whatever you have in your cupboards in here and it’ll work.
- You can make it ahead of time and it will last for the week. No morning thinking required.
- It’s nutrient dense. Think omegas, slow release carbs, good fats, natural sugars and filling plant protein to keep you going.
For those with little ones, this is a great way to wean them from store bought cereals and begin fostering a love for real food. Let them get their hands dirty, choose their ingredients and mix them in. They’re likely to want to eat something they made themselves.
Wholegrain Maple and Goji Granola
Preheat oven to 120 C.
2 cups raw activated buckwheat
2 cups organic quinoa flakes (for GF) or rolled oats
1 cup roughly chopped & toasted nuts
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup sesame & chia seeds
1/2 cup dried goji berries*
3-4 TBSP melted coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup, rice malt syrup or agave syrup
Soak the buckwheat in a bowl of water overnight to activate and either it them out in a dehydrator or in the oven at a low temp before using. (Or just buy it already activated 😉 ).
Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix throughly so that everything is evenly coated in the coconut oil and your chosen syrup.
Leave any dried fruit and coconut out.
Pour the granola out onto a lined baking tray, spread out evenly using the back of a spoon. Don’t heap it on, use two trays if it’s easier. Bake for around 40 mins checking on it every 10 mins.
The granola turns golden it can burn quickly so keep an eye out.
Turn trays to ensure it bakes evenly, granola is ready when it is golden brown.
If you’re using coconut pop it in and mix after the granola is done and leave in the oven for another 5 minutes with the oven off. Take it out of the oven and let it dry out completely so it is nice and crunchy.
Add your goji berries or dried fruit to the mix and store in jars or airtight containers.
Lasts beautifully for 2 weeks.
As always, feel free to share away.