You will need a dehydrator for this recipe. It’s well worth buying some paraflex sheets for your dehydrator. They are non-stick and will last you a lifetime. I have a 9 tray dehydrator and 4 paraflex sheets. That seems to work well for me.
Try to use all organic ingredients. If you are sprouting, it’s a must. Makes about 10 cups
1 cup buckwheat groats, sprouted (organic) Soak the groats for 24 hours in purified water. I use a gallon jar for this job. Drain and rinse. Leave on counter for about 2 days until groats sprout. Rinse daily.
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (soak for 4 to 6 hours)
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (soak for 4 to 6 hours)
1/2 cup almonds (soak overnight then roughly chop)
1/2 cup flax seeds (soak in 1 cup water separately from the sunflower and pumpkin)
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut (shredded or dried)
1/4 cup raisins
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 TBSP lemon juice pinch of Himalayan salt or Celtic salt 1 cup dates with pit removed
1/2 cup water or freshly squeezed orange juice
4 cups apples, cored and roughly chopped
When ready to assemble, rinse seeds (not flax), almonds and groats. In a large bowl stir together seeds, almonds, groats, flax seeds with their soaking water, lemon juice, cinnamon, coconut, raisins, & salt.
In a food processor, process the dates and water to a somewhat smooth paste. Add to the other ingredients in the bowl. Process the apples until pieces are quite small, add to bowl. Combine well.
Spread to about 1/4 inch thick on dehydrator tray lined with preferably paraflex sheets or parchment paper. Dehydrate at 105 F about 8 hours.
Flip onto mesh trays and dehydrate a further 4 hours or until crispy. Store in fridge. Serve with nut or coconut milk.
You can make granola bars too by spreading 1/2 inch think in the shapes of bars you like. Dehydrate until a bit chewy inside.
Variations: Use cashews or other nuts. Figs or other dried fruit can be added. You could also use berries chopped finely like the apples were.