Good day all!
This week and most likely once a month we thought we would simply share one of our fabulous Raw and or Vegan recipes with you. Some of our favourites, some of the ones that are hits with out friends and family, some specific themed recipes for holidays or occasions etc. Hopefully we can inspire you 🙂
For this week we thought about sharing one of our staples. Raw Vegan Granola.
Granola is great because you can make a huge batch and have it last all month long. We like to have our granola for breakfast with a nice nut milk ( almond,hemp and brazil nut are just a few of our favs!) or as a snack throughout the day. The great thing about this is to that it travels well, often when we head out for a weekend we will pavk a small container with granola and then we always know we have our healthy, raw, vegan food available to us if need be. ( Often the case). Its also nice sprinkled on top of a fresh fruit salad, it can make the fruit more filling and of course add more nutrition. Its also a favourite with kids, that might be because of the raw cacao we add!! Who doesn’t like to start their day off with cacao! mmmmmmmmm
The only possible issue some may have with making homemade Raw Granola is the need for the use of a dehydrator. Though we know people who are quite happy doing it their oven at a very low temperature in order to keep things as raw as possible.
Ok well lets get started then.
Raw, Vegan Chocolatey Granola ( or trail mix)
To make about 4-5 cups
1 cup of soaked and rinsed almonds
1 cup of sprouted buckwheat
1/4 cup each of pumpkin and sunflower seeds
1/3 cup of goji berries
1/3 cup of all or either of the following dried apples, pears, pineapple, dried coconut ( you can chop and dehydrate these the night before if you are drying your own)
6-8 dates soaked with a large handful of raisins
1/3 cup of Agave
2 TBLS of cacao powder
small pinch of salt
In a large bowl use the back of a knife to crumble up the rinsed almonds and add the seeds and dried fruits. Blend the dates and raisins into a paste and add to the nut mixture. Add cacao and salt. Slowly add in the agave, you may actually need a bit less or perhaps a bit more.
Line your dehydrator tray and dehydrate overnight ( approx. 12-14 hours) until crispy at 105.
Enjoy your granola any way you please. A nice nut milk of half a cup of almonds, half a cup of hemp seeds, 4 cups of water, a teaspoon of vanilla powder and 2 blended dates is a great way to start your day!!
What is your favourite raw/vegan breakfast recipe? Do you tend to re create old favourites and make healthier versions?