Chocolate, cardamom & buckwheat granola
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
I make this granola almost every weekend to have enough for the coming week. One of the best thing about making it is that you can use almost any seeds or nuts in it, just what you have in your cupboard. I find it a good way to finish the ingredients that I have already, both to save space and money. Then the rule of thumb is to keep the dry and the wet ingredients in as similar amounts as they are in the original recipe.
  • Dry ingredients
  • 230 g buckwheat
  • 270 g rolled oats*
  • 60-70 g desiccated coconut or coconut flakes
  • 100 g sunflower seeds
  • 100-150 g nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans)
  • 25 g sesame seeds, optional
  • 50 g cacao powder
  • 40-50 g sugar (raw cane sugar, coconut sugar or any other sugar will work)
  • ½ tsk cardamom powder
  • ¼-1/2 tsk salt
  • Wet ingredients
  • 90 g oil (coconut oil or any other, preferably with a mild flavour)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • Afterwards
  • 25 g chia seeds, optional
  • 15 g grounded flax seeds, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C / 320°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients: oats, buckwheat, coconut, sunflower seeds, nuts (roughly chopping them is optional), sesame seeds, cardamom, cacao, sugar and salt and stir to combine.
  3. If you are using coconut oil: melt the oil in a small saucepan over low-medium heat or put the coconut oil jar in a warm bowl of water for few minutes.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the mixture: maple syrup (or honey) and the oil. Fold the mixture with a fork/spoon/spatula until it is fully coated.
  5. Spread mixture out in an even layer on a baking sheet with a parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes and stir every 5-10 minutes, until toasted and crunchy. Since the granola is dark brown in color and thus challenging to see if it is ready or not, it is better to trust the smell to know if it is ready. It should have a pleasant (but burnt) aroma with a hint of chocolate and cardamom fragrant.
Calories: 169 | Fat: 10 g | Sugar: 3 g | Fiber: 3,5 g | Protein: 5 g |
*If you are allergic to gluten (have celiac disease) then be sure to use gluten-free oats.
Recipe by heilsulind at