Having your own gluten free granola on hand is a must if your time is limited in the morning.

It’s a great go to breakfast that is nutritious, satisfying and low in refined sugar.

If you’re new to the gluten free granola market, you’ll be quite alarmed when you check out the ingredients listing of those packaged at the supermarket.

Often their packed with several sweeteners and contain highly refined ingredients such as puffed rice. They do not leave you satisfied and can be quite expensive for very little quantity.

Switching to making your own will be the best thing you ever did!

This home made granola will take you no longer than 25 minutes to prepare and cook.

It’s jam packed with good fat that will leave you feeling very satisfied, providing you with a steady energy boost in the morning.

Buckwheat and Cranberry Granola Recipe

Prep and cook time: 25 minutes

Makes: 3 cups (serves 9 at 1/3 cup each serve)


1 cup raw hulled buckwheat

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup almonds, halved.

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/3 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp 100% maple syrup

To increase the digestion and absorption of minerals in this recipe soak the buckwheat, nuts and seeds in filtered water.  Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and soak over night for 8 hours. Drain and rinse.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper, or use a non stick tray.
  3. Put all of the dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl, tossing to distribute ingredients evenly.
  4. Mix 1/3 cup coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup in a separate bowl.
  5. Pour the coconut oil and maple syrup mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until evenly covered.
  6. Pour the mixture onto the tray, creating a thin layer.
  7. Put in the oven for 10 minutes, take out and stir.
  8. Cook for a final 5 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Serve with 1/2 cup of your choice of yoghurt ( I like coconut yoghurt) or milk and top with fresh fruit.
  10. Store in an air tight container.

Nutritional Guide

This recipe is a nutritional source of:
  • magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorous, selenium and zinc.
  • vitamin E, vitamin B1, B3, B6, biotin and folate.
  • omega 3 and 6
Nutrition Facts Per 1 serving (1/3 cup)

Calories: 277

Fat: 17.2 g        Carbohydrate: 34.6 g        Protein: 5.5 g

* this may differ slightly depending on brands used

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