A wonderful muscian and friend of ours, Scott Huckabay (the guitar alchemyst), was passing through town and stayed with us for a few days. He is such an inspiring person and has this contageous child-like way about him that really brightened my busy work week. He graced us with some of his new songs and I felt so happy and free and lost in the music when he played. Check him out at scotthuckabay.com
So why the title: What’s for Breakfast? When Scott was here, he fell in love with my homemade granola. I told him I would type out the recipe for him and then thought some of you may like to have it as well. In the winter months it is nice to have some heartier recipes on hand. This crunchy granola is satisfying and so delicious. We had it with almond milk and fresh blueberries. It is really fun to make and much less expensive than buying it in the stores. I like to keep the sugar content down as well, so by making it at home you have more control over what goes in it!
Granola Crunch Cereal
Note: You will need a dehydrator for this delicious cereal
- 2 cups soaked and sprouted oat groats (buckwheat)
- 2 cup soaked and sprouted quinoa
- 1 ½ cup almonds – soaked 8 hours
- 1 ½ cup walnuts – soaked 8 hours
- 1 ½ cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup currants
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectar or agave – optional
Directions: Mix sprouted oat groats and quinoa in a large mixing bowl. Stir in cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and coconut nectar. Mix well. Spread on teflex sheets and place on dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate for 24 hours on 105 degrees. Dehydrate almonds and walnuts on separate mesh dehydrator sheet until very crunchy (approx. 2 days). Chop the nuts once after removing from the dehydrator. Once the dehydrating is finished, transfer all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar. Serve with fresh fruit of your choice and almond milk.
Note: You can add/delete anything you desire. I like to substitute sprouted pumpkin and sunflower seeds from time to time. It is also nice to add different kinds of dried fruits. Have fun and experiment. It is so crunchy and good.
Have a wonderful week,