I've semi put a ban on making granola at home, because when I do it literally lasts for maybe two days, maybe a day and a half... this batch was the latter. What is it about granola??? The crunch? The subtle sweetness? The mixture of textures and flavours? All of the above, most likely, teamed with that fresh out of the oven warmth. It's basically the ultimate comfort food! And this batch with its flavour combination of cacao and hazelnut is definitely no exception. Check out the note about the coconut sugar (the first time I made this granola I didn't use it and I thought it was great regardless, but it wasn't super sweet so it's up to you!) and let me know if you make it by tagging me on instagram :)))

What you need:

1 cup raw buckwheat
Heaped 1/2 cup of hazelnuts
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup rice malt syrup
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1-2 tblsp almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut sugar or raw sugar*

*This is actually totally optional, and just depends on your tastes; without it it isn't a particularly sweet granola, however because I'm usually sprinkling granola on top of smoothie bowls which are super sweet as is I find this perfect; if you're more of a sweet tooth or more of a granola-and-mylk kind of person, then add the sugar)

What you need to do:

Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius. In a small blender, food processor, or coffee grinder, blitz the raw buckwheat until chopped and chunky. Transfer to a bowl. Do the same with the hazelnuts; blitz them until chopped. You'll hopefully end up with a mix of finer pieces of the buckwheat and hazelnuts, as well as chunkier pieces. Add them to bowl. Add the pepitas, sunflower seeds, cacao powder and cinnamon, and the coconut sugar if you're using it, and mix all together. Add the rice malt syrup and almond milk and mix until super well combined and chunky. This takes a fair bit of elbow grease, so just keep smooshing at it and you'll get there. Transfer to a baking tray, press down evenly, and bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool completely before breaking up and storing in an air tight jar or container.