I’m still unabashedly in love with homemade granola. It just drives me crazy if I don’t see a jar full of granola all the time in the house. We’ve all been regularly chomping on this, this and few other variations for a couple of years now. Thanks to buckwheat outpouring on Instagram and blogosphere, it was time to shake things up a bit…yes I know, so wild!! And enter the new love of our life… Glutenfree Buckwheat Granola!
I have been using buckwheat flour quite frequently in my baking and I love it. But buckwheat groats are another story. I knew nothing about these till I came across them on Sangeeta Khanna’s blog and hundreds of Instagram posts. I must say they do live up to the hype. They have a mildly nutty taste and crumble easily in the mouth. Baked as granola, they are pleasantly crunchy and take on the surrounding flavors very well.
Buckwheat is actually a fruit seed of a plant. It has a variety of healthful properties. It’s an excellent plant source of easily digestive protein and contains all eight essential amino acids, which is wonderful for vegetarians. Buckwheat is also high in fiber and B vitamins. It’s also said to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. Since its gluten free, its a wonderful substitute for grain for all those with gluten sensitivity.
This Glutenfree Buckwheat Granola makes a super addictive all-day snack and also a mean topping for smoothies. I’m not getting over these anytime soon either. Or at least till the weather turns!
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