View Full Version : Maraw...granola recipe?
03-24-2006, 08:39 AM
You make alot of mention of eating granola in your journal. I would love a recipe to take camping, and to keep around as a snack. Thanks for your help.
03-24-2006, 02:39 PM
I'm not Maraw but I would be happy to share my recipe!
Well... not so much a recipe but a method for yummy granola - it's different every time.
I do a mix of:
Buckwheat (soaked and sprouted)
Dried Fruit (like figs and/or dates) and / or sweeten to taste (honey, agave)
Fresh Fruit (apples work really well)
Small amount of lemon juiced (mix with apple to keep it from browning)
For when you blend:
Orange juice as needed to help it blend (great for flavour)
Your favourite sweet spices (Cinnamon, cardamom what ever you like!)
I'll blend most of it in the food processor 1-2 ingredients at a time (buckwheat is fine as is) until it's a nice consistency (and not too large). Dried fruit also gets chopped. All of it is broken down into recognisable but easy to eat pieces. Don't over blend and end up with mush! Although some prefer it this way, spread like crackers, and make little bite sized cereal pieces.
Then I will take about 1/5 of the batch, and liquefy in my Vitamix with some orange juice and extra dried fruit to sweeten, then mix back in. This helps hold things together and makes for yummy little clumps of cereal.
For a little taste surprise sometimes I'll actually soak then mix pecans in with cinnamon and agave, then dehydrate separately. These get mixed in whole to the cereal mix when dry for an occasional flavour surprise.
This is YUMMY! Good dry or with nut milk for breakfast.
03-28-2006, 09:16 AM
Sorry to ask, do you dehydrate this? Do you do bars, or just clumps, or does that even matter?
03-28-2006, 09:35 AM
I make a granola out of nuts/seeds and apple with spices, then dehydrate. My usual combination is
a couple cups or so of almonds/brazil nuts (soaked)
a cup or so each of pumpkin seed and sunflower seed (soaked)
After soaking, I chop up the nuts/seeds in the food processor.
Chop up a couple of apples. Add to the nuts/seeds. Sprinkle with cinnamon, sometimes a bit of alllspice, or cardamon. A pinch of salt, then dehydrate overnight. I eat plain, or sprinkle over chopped bananas and almond milk for "cereal" in the morning. Stays crunchy in the mylk.
You can use any nut/seed/fruit combo you want.
03-28-2006, 09:37 AM
Thanks Terry! This really helps.
05-26-2006, 12:12 AM
I just ran across this thread - sorry it has taken me this long to find it.
I use a somewhat modified version of the granola recipe from Raw Food Real World. If you don't have the book let me know and I will happy to forward my recipe.
Feel free to send me an email.
Again, my apologies :rolleyes:
09-20-2006, 04:14 AM
Is granola a type of cruesli?
A breakfast cereal?
I've got chopped up :
apple,brazil nuts,alomnds, figs, dates,coconut,kumquat,currants,raisins,sunflowerse eds,pumpkinseeds,
lemonjuice and cinnamon...,the pieces are like 3 millimeters each...
in my dehydrator now!!!
Will that come out nicely you think? :p
09-20-2006, 07:45 AM
I don't think you can go wrong with a combination like that!
09-20-2006, 08:03 AM
Thank you Maraw for the reply. I found a recipe that I really like! It uses chopped almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and pecans. Then a puree of apple, dates, lemon juice, etc....all combined and dehydrated. I have heard that book mentioned alot...I need to search it out online! THanks!
09-20-2006, 08:13 AM
That sounds a lot like it. There's a lot of room in there for tweaking too. Make it your own - have some fun with the recipe!
The book is definitely worth it. I've not made one thing that wasn't incredible. I have three favorite books: Alissa's, Raw Food, Real World, and The Complete Book of Raw Food. Each one is very different and offers different styles of cooking, but they are all very practicle in their approach to raw food cooking.
Glad you found something that works for you.
09-20-2006, 10:14 AM
I HAVE THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RAW FOOD too!!! :D That's kinda where I got my recipe...and used one from online that someone suggested or listed here on the board "raw nutty granola". Thank you for replying. I love your website by the way and am making the happy cow burgers today for the first time! Can't wait to try them!
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