Easy gluten free buckwheat granola the kids can help make

Here’s a cereal alternative that’s absolutely delicious! You’ll be making this buckwheat granola over and over again. It’s gluten free and a great way to use up half used packets of nuts, seeds and dried fruit! I love the crunchy texture alongside a bowl of double thick yoghurt, or simply porridge. Kids love helping make this – weighing out the ingredients and of course testing the ingredients taste as good as they should!

Easy gluten free buckwheat granola the kids can help make


200 g Buckwheat
100 g mixed nuts, roughly chopped  – suitable for the age of your kids
50g dried chopped fruit e.g. fig, dates
2–3 Tbsp maple syrup, honey or agave nectar
25 g seeds e.g. pumpkin or sunflower
A handful of shredded coconut
1½ Tbsp melted coconut oil


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Melt the coconut oil and mix in the maple syrup.
3. Mix the coconut oil mixture into the buckwheat and nuts until evenly coated.
4. Spread the mixture evenly over a tray and bake in the middle shelf of the oven.
5. After 5 minutes give it a shuffle and shake. Return to the oven for approximately 10 minutes until crispy and lightly golden.
6. Once cool, add dried fruit and coconut (optional to toast coconut for 2 minutes).
7. Store in an airtight container, ideally a glass jar for up to 2 weeks.

Easy gluten free buckwheat granola this kids can help make

Options: Any nuts or fruit can be used and add more maple syrup or honey to increase the sweetness and conversely less to reduce it.

Tip: Some of this decanted into a little Consol or preserving jar makes for a really thoughtful gift.

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