LAB NOTES: Non-soggy Granola made with Buckwheat

I had forgotten that I’d signed up for the newsletter from Nutrition Refined.
That’s where I got this recipe from.

The first thing I did was to convert measurements to metric.

To avoid copyright infringement, I’ll omit the original recipe. If you’d like to see it, the link is above.

Buckwheat Granola: Experiment 01:
214g/2 cups Puckwheat groats
65g/½ cup Almonds , sliced
60g/½ cup Pumpkin seeds
41g/¼ cup Chia seeds
120g/½ cup Rich simple syrup
80g ⅓ cup almond butter
½ cup dried blueberries (optional)

1.)  Measure the dry ingredients into a bowl
2.)  Mix to combine. All the dry ingredients should be well coated. 
3.)  Transfer the granola to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and spread it into an even layer. 
4.)  Preheat the oven to 300°F/149°C ( 280°F/130°C for fan assisted oven ).
5.)  Bake the buckwheat granola at 300°F/149°C ( 280F/130C for a fan assisted oven ) until fragrant and golden brown, for about 30 minutes. The granola can quickly go from golden to burnt, so keep an eye on it. The granola will still be soft when it’s done baking, but it will harden once it cools.
6.)  Let cool. Let the granola cool completely before adding the dried fruit (optional).
7.)  Store. Leftover granola keeps well in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place, away from direct sunlight, moisture, and strong scents. For longer-term storage, freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 

LAB NOTES: 29 April, 2023
I measured the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
I dry mixed the dry ingredients before adding in the almond butter and rich simple syrup. The original recipe called for Maple syrup, but due to it’s expense, I substituted homemade rich simple syrup. ( Another future post.
Then I added in the almond butter and the rich simple syrup.
I set my airfryer to preheat to 280°F/130°C.
I lined a baking pan with parchment paper then put the granola into the pan and spread it evenly.
Then I put the granola in to bake. Thirty minutes later it was done.
After it cooled, I tried some. It was quite tasty.
I put some in a bowl and poured freshly made homemade Oatmilk over it.
It made a tasty supper.
I will also be looking at other things to do with the unused buckwheat.
All in all, this was a successful experiment. As a result, I learned some new skills.

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