Rosemary-Chocolate Granola with Orange Zest! Living for this combination of rosemary and chocolate. Granola is not only super easy to DIY (and way cheaper than store bought granola) but it is a super filling breakfast choice or midday snack! You really can go combine just about anything and you’ll end up with a tasty end result – but this rosemary-chocolate granola is for sure going to make your tastebuds jump up and down!
I didn’t measure out the quantities of my ingredients, I just went to town and had fun experimenting, tasting, and adding!
I used sprouted buckwheat as the base of my granola. Buckwheat is high in iron so it is a good blood builder. It also prevents osteoporosis because of its high boron and calcium levels. Sprouted buckwheat is high in bio-flavonoids and co-enzyme Q10. It contains all of the B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, and selenium. Sprouted buckwheat enhances your bodies ability to absorb all of the nutrients available..and, it’s gluten-free!
How to Sprout Buckwheat Begin with 1 cup of raw buckwheat. The buckwheat will double and plump so it’s best to start off with one cup. Soak the buckwheat for only fifteen minutes. Buckwheat absorbs water quickly so it doesn’t need to soak that long. Then, pour into a sift and rinse thoroughly. Place sift over a bowl (to allow any excess fluid to drain) and cover with a towel. Allow 2-3 days to sprout, rinsing at least twice a day. *Depending on the humidity of where you’re sprouting, it can take up to three days to sprout.
Rosemary-Chocolate Granola with Orange Zest
Ingredients: -Sprouted buckwheat -6-8 Medjool dates (for date paste) -Fresh Rosemary sprigs -Cacao Nibs -Orange juice -Any desired fruit (I chose blueberries and bananas) -Orange zest -Pink salt + pepper
*Make date paste by mixing 6-8 (pitted) Medjool dates with 1/4 cup of water in a food processor, this acts as the binder for the granola.
Directions: 1. Make date paste and set aside. 2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, add any additional nuts or seeds and then dehydrate at 115 for 24 hours! 3. BOOM! You got DIY granola to last you for days!