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Sweet buckwheat granola with parsnip

Sweet buckwheat granola with parsnip

I always have a batch of granola at home, I think it’s the perfect topping on yoghurt, smoothies and porridge - but also just as a snack! My granolas look different pretty much every time I make them as I tend to use what I find in my pantry at the specific time - both when it comes to flavouring, sweetening (if any) and the main ingredients in general!

This time I experimented and used parsnip as my sweetening (together with a couple of dates) - gives a really delicious flavour - try it for yourself!

Sweet buckwheat granola with parsnip

Yields about 1 liter

Ingredients

2 dl / 0.8 cups buckwheat groats (soaked over night or for at least 8 hours)

2 dl / 0.8 cups water

2 Tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil

2-4 fresh dates (depending on how sweet you want it), pitted

1 tsp ground turmeric

1/2 tsp ground cardamom

2 dl / 0.8 cups steel cut oats *

4 dl / 1.6 cups mixed nuts/seeds of your choice

3 Tbsp chia seeds

2 parsnips


Add ins

2 dl / 0.8 cups mixed dried fruits/berries

1 dl / 0.4 cups coconut flakes


How to

Rinse the buckwheat thoroughly

Mix water, oil, dates and spices until smooth using a blender or an immersion blender. Chop the nuts is using any. Scrub the parsnips and finely grate them.

Pre heat the oven to 150°C fan / 300°F fan (if you don’t have a fan oven you can roast one tray at a time).

Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl using your hands, making sure it all gets covered in the date paste. Spread out on 2 baking trays. Roast in the oven until dry and crisp. Stir every now and then. Let cool and then add the dried fruits/berries + coconut.

Store in a glass jar with a lid. Stays well for weeks!

*In Swedish steel cut oats are “krossad havre”. If you cannot find steel cut oats/krossad havre you can use rolled oats/havregryn instead.

Recipe was first published in The Gothenburg-Post/Två dagar

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