I think I may have created something here, and I am very excited to share it with you all!
Well, I had to sort something out for uni to make it easier for me to eat, snack and get some good nutrients in me, and because I also work, my keywords are quick to make and easy to grab!
So I whipped up something that I decided to call Granola Buttons!
My aim was to make a sort of Granola, however, I put too much of my beloved tahini and when they cooled in the fridge.. there I had them! Looking like Buttons, but made like Granola 🙂
The way to prepare is basically the same as doing a Granola, but instead of baking the mixture, you give it a good cool infusion. Are you ready for this goodie? I’m so excited to share this! Please be aware that, as always, I did not take exact measures of my Buttons, naughty me, so if you have made Granola before you would know the ratios if not…Well, this may require a couple of
Let’s begin, shall we?
First of all, Pre-heat the oven to about 185 degrees and get a tray. No need to line the tray or use any oils as we will only be toasting the nuts and seeds to give it a nice crunchy and nuttier flavour to the Granola Buttons.
In the tray mix Oats, Sunflower Seeds, Buckinis ( Buckwheat kernels), Flaxseeds and cut up Almonds to little pieces. You can add any other type of seed you like! Put in it on the oven for about 15 min, depending on your oven strength or ventilation, so please keep an eye on it! It’s very easy to burn! Once they reach a nice golden colour, take them out and leave them to cool down. To ease this you can pour them in a different tray or plate.
Onto the wet ingredients! We need a base of Cocoil (coconut oil), Raw Honey and Tahini to do the magic in the Granola Buttons! So please keep them ready aside. My suggestion is to wait a few minutes and work the wet and dry ingredients together, so you can see what you are making and don’t need to adjust.
Time to whip up!
In a big bowl, pour all the
To this mixture we are ready to add firstly, some almond ground OR flaxseed ground, or any Chia seeds for the bonding, so go ahead and add about a quarter of a cup :). In mine, I also added some dried Cranberries.
Finally to our wet, be generous with the Cocoil and especially the Tahini, making sure is not too wet nor dry, the Tahini gives it a nice beige colour and the Cocoil has got everything well covered 😉
To create the actual Buttons, put an abundant tablespoon of the mixture in a muffin tray and with the bottom of a glass, press it down to get any air out. Give it a good, round, solid consistency before popping them in the fridge for two hours.
After you gave them the cool infusion they are ready to be eaten! They store in the fridge for up to 10 days, but trust me, they won’t last this long.
Now, to the exciting part of this recipe! When I made them I wanted a Granola Bar, but I had these babies instead. I realised that it’s such a versatile creation as I had them as a snack on their own, on a cold brekkie like a smoothie bowl or on a hot brekkie like a homemade hearty porridge.
So give them a try!
Have fun trying them out on your way to work, on a banana toast, on a stack of Pancakes, with some Coconut Yogurt and some fruit or like I have done it.
I really hope you like this nutritional little bombs as much as I liked preparing them and enjoy them 🙂