Crunchy Honey Buckwheat Oat Cereal Recipe
(gluten, dairy, egg, nut-free, plus vegan option)
2 cups of raw whole buckwheat groats
4 cups of certified gluten-free rolled oats
1/3 cup of sunflower seed butter
1/3 cup of raw local honey (or use local maple syrup to keep it vegan)
3 TB of soft or liquid extra virgin coconut oil
dash of sea salt
dash of ground cinnamon
In a very large mixing bowl, mix all of the above ingredients together with a spatula or your bare hands, Then pour out the wet cereal mix on a parchment papered cookie sheet and spread 1 inch thin along the whole pan. I use a 11.5x17 inch sized cookie baking sheet and that seems to work almost perfect, but you could use 2 smaller sheets, or even one larger if you got it. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Then let sit out and cool on the counter for a few hours until completely cooled and dried. Then pack up the leftovers in 2 quart mason jars, or however you would want to keep and store your new favorite cereal.
If you haven't tried buckwheat groats yet then you may be up for a new discovery with this recipe. And the short is, that buckwheat is a very nutrient dense grain that is naturally gluten-free and full of many essential minerals and vitamins for your body. And then the oats are a favorite grain that just make you feel like you are more normal when it comes to your food choices :) If you are like me, you will want to make a batch and then store it in mason jars on the counter because it is so happy and healthy looking. It is a perfect kitchen decoration, plus very edible. So much more earthy than displaying a nice card board cereal box (recycled of course :)
I hope you are enjoying your weekend thus far. And you are planning to go on a brand new adventure that includes the summer sun, getting wet, and staying cool this weekend. Don't forget to pack along some gluten-free goodies and don't let the stress of eating gluten-free turn you into a grouch. Nobody likes to be around a grumpy gluten-free grouch. Your positivity toward your food and what and how you eat is just as much a part of the healing process as what kind of food you are eating as well.
Don't swallow anger and bitterness, swallow hope, healing and a new day!
Much love as always!