Raw, Vegan Almond and Coconut Granola

by Gena on September 25, 2013

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Last week, when I shared my recipe for homemade raw, vegan coconut “yogurt,” I mentioned a few of my favorite raw granola (or raw-nola) recipes. These include:

Yum! Granola is one of my favorite things around, and I love making raw versions with buckwheat. They’re easy to adapt with different flavors and mix-ins, and the buckwheat gives them incomparable crunch.

I’ve been on a raw-nola roll lately, and today’s recipe is the latest and greatest creation. It’s a relatively simple raw-nola, but hints of cinnamon and coconut make it special. As with all raw-nolas, I’ve been enjoying it with homemade almond milk, with fruit, as a snack (dry), or with my coconut yogurt. Since many of you have asked about a baked option, I did test this recipe in the oven, too, and have given instructions below! Note that the buckwheat will get relatively firm after baking, so prepare yourself for some colossal crunch!

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Raw, Vegan Almond and Coconut Granola

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups buckwheat, soaked and dehydrated (see instructions here)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup almonds, sliced
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Mix the buckwheat, coconut, almonds, cinnamon, and flax together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Blend together the almond butter, water, and coconut syrup. Pour it over the dry ingredients and use your hands to mix it all thoroughly.
  3. Place the granola onto a Teflex-lined dehydrator sheet (you can use parchment paper in place of Teflex) and dehydrate at 115 degrees for four hours. Mix the granola up a bit and break it apart on the sheet. Dehydrate for another four hours, or until totally dry.
  4. Alternately, you can toast the granola at 325 degrees for about twenty-five or thirty minutes, or until it's golden and fragrant. Allow it to cool completely before serving; it will firm up as it cools.
  5. Makes 3-4 cups.
http://www.choosingraw.com/raw-vegan-almond-and-coconut-granola/

I hope you enjoy this crunchy, tasty treat as the weather continues to cool off! In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow.

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xo

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Purelytwins September 25, 2013 at 7:59 am

mmm this sounds perfect!!

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Ali September 25, 2013 at 8:05 am

This looks so yummy! My bf has been crazy for coconuts lately, and I feel like he would love this. We are all about the coconuts here in Thailand :) <3

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Gena September 26, 2013 at 6:17 am

So jealous of your trip! Hope you’re having a blast.

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Ali September 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Not to be cliche, but it has been totally life changing! I highly recommend giving up all your stuff and ditching to another country at least once a lifetime :) Just like you did for your post bac!

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rfloh January 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

Could also try what I’m doing: try studying in a totally unfamiliar country, language, culture wise :) The downside is that it is impossible to get fresh coconuts here. Heck, even the (imported) prepared coconut milks all contain added ingrediets (eg, various types of gums / thickeners)

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Janae @ Bring-Joy September 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

I just got rid of my dehydrator because I never used it! Wondering if this could be done in an oven–I know it wouldn’t be considered raw, but I don’t care.

Funny, because this looks very similar to my breakfast this morning–something about bananas, granola, & milk that is soo satisfying.

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Gena September 26, 2013 at 6:17 am

Got rid of it?!?! Oh man, sad face. They are so useful for snacks. But I give a baked option in the recipe, below the dehydration option, so you’re good to go.

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Janae @ Bring-Joy September 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I know, I was sad to let it go, but I had to be honest with myself. In the 5 years that I had had it, I only used it a handful of times. I’m trying to let go of anything I don’t actually use very much & only keep the essentials. But yes, it does make me a bit sad (I had an excalibur!) especially when I see a recipe like this.

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Catherine @ Chocolate & Vegetables September 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

Yum, this looks so tasty! I really have to get myself a dehydrator….

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Emma September 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I love your beet hemp granola but mine wasn’t “raw-nola” as I had to use an oven.
This new recipes sounds fab. You know I’m a fan of anything coconut!

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Lauren September 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Need to make this! Audriana would LOOOOVE (as would I!)!

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Gena September 26, 2013 at 6:16 am

Yay! Let me know how it goes.

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Randi (laughfrodisiac) September 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I’m out of granola and need to make a batch tomorrow, so this is perfect timing! Making the dehydrated buckwheat is such a PITA, but it really is the most important ingredient, I’ve found.

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Gena September 26, 2013 at 6:16 am

It sure is. I hope you enjoy!!

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Sarah September 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Yum! This is right up my alley. I love the clusters and it looks like this recipe has lots of them:)

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Hannah September 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

This makes me wish I was waking up on your couch again tomorrow morning.

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Riya@Sprout'd September 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Tasty with the coconut yogurt!

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Lauren September 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm

This is my favorite new treat. Absolutely delish!!! Thanks for sharing!
Lauren

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kimmythevegan September 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

This sounds great! I usually make the same granola over & over – I should switch it up. And I already have a batch of buckwheat crispies ready to go!

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