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5-Min Breakfast – Sweet Potato, Quinoa, & Buckwheat Granola

5-Min Breakfast – Sweet Potato, Quinoa, & Buckwheat Granola

Looking for a healthy, protein-rich, high-fiber, low-carb breakfast?

Or are you looking for a 5-minute, easy, quick, and delicious breakfast or snack recipe?

Whatever your reason, you must make this grain-free, gluten-free, no-sugar granola recipe and keep a jar of it in your kitchen every day. This granola recipe has the goodness of Sweet Potato, Buckwheat, and Quinoa. It offers a delightful combination of crunchy clusters, chewy fruits, and nutty flavors. Making it at home assures high-quality ingredients, NO CHEMICALS, and preservatives.

What is Buckwheat?

Buckwheat, also known as Kuttu in India, has a long history dating back thousands of years. Native to Central Asia, buckwheat was cultivated in China and later introduced to Europe by the Crusaders in the Middle Ages.

It is a gem of the ingredients for its versatility and impressive nutritional profile. Despite its name, it is not related to wheat. It is not a grain but a seed. Buckwheat flour has been cherished for centuries in various cuisines worldwide, prized for its distinct nutty taste and numerous health benefits.

BUCKWHEAT

What are the health benefits of Buckwheat?

Buckwheat is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Consuming it regularly contributes to overall health and well-being. Let’s dive into the health benefits of Buckwheat (Kuttu).

  1. Gluten-Free – It is naturally gluten-free. That is why, it is perfect for those sensitive to gluten.
  2. Rich in Protein – It is a good source of plant-based protein. It also contains all nine essential amino acids needed for muscle repair and growth.
  3. High in Fiber – It is rich in dietary fiber and promotes digestive health. It regulates blood sugar levels and helps lower cholesterol levels.
  4. Nutritious – It contains vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.
  5. Good For Heart: It reduces inflammation and improves blood flow. That is how it protects against heart diseases.

Is Quinoa a grain or a seed?

Quinoa is a pseudo-grain or a seed and is a member of the spinach, chard, and beet family. It is often considered in a cereal grain group and cooked like rice or other grains. But it is a seed of the Chenopodium plant. This plant is also used for medicinal purposes and its leaves are consumed as a vegetable. But this ancient ingredient is grown for its seeds and to cook many recipes like soup, bread, pulaosaladcutlets, etc.

Quinoa Facts

What are the benefits of Quinoa?

Humans have been eating Quinoa for more than 7000 years. It is an ancient ingredient that has gained popularity in recent years. It is high in proteins and lots of other vitamins and minerals too. Quinoa is also rich in magnesium, zinc, and iron. Red and black quinoa have about twice the antioxidant power.

We consume it regularly and make saladspulaocutletsenergy balls, and granola.

Sweet Potatoes

Do the Okinawans, one of the longest-living populations, really live as long as people claim? (It may be hard to find birth certificates from the 1890s!) Indeed, validation studies suggest that they do live that long.

If you look at the traditional diets of more than 2,000 Okinawans, this is how it breaks down: less than 1 percent of their diet was fish, less than 1 percent was other meat, and the same with dairy and eggs. So, the Okinawans’ diet was more than 96 percent plant-based and more than 90 percent whole food, plant-based as they ate very few processed foods. What’s more? Their diet wasn’t just overwhelmingly whole food, plant-based. Most of their diet was vegetables, and one vegetable in particular—sweet potatoes.

Benefits of Sweet Potato

Benefits of Sweet Potato

Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/

What is Granola?

Granola is a beloved breakfast staple and versatile snack that offers a delightful combination of crunchy clusters, chewy fruits, and nutty flavors. While store-bought granola can be convenient, making your own allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.

It’s a crunchy, flavorful blend of rolled oats (or any grain of choice), nuts, seeds, and sweeteners that can be enjoyed any time of day. It makes a quick and easy 5-Minute Breakfast and you can even munch it as a snack.

The best part is that you don’t need to cook it while serving it like other cereals or Musli. Just add it over curd or milk, top it up with some fresh fruits, and enjoy.

How to eat Granola?

Granola is a quick and easy breakfast (or snack). You don’t need to cook it further while eating because it is already baked or well-toasted. You can simply add it to milk or over the curd, yogurt, or Greek yogurt. Top it up with some fresh-cut fruits like bananas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, mango, apple, etc. to make it even more delicious and wholesome.

Quinoa Granola

Can we make the recipe in the microwave?

You can make the recipe in the microwave if it has a convection setting. Preheat the microwave (for around 10 minutes) and then bake the same way as given in the recipe card below.

Is this recipe Vegan?

Yes. All the ingredients used in this recipe and plant-based and vegan. You can try more vegan recipes from the website like Avocado Hummus Sandwich, Protein-Rich Gond ke Ladoo (Indian Energy Balls), and Spinach Pesto.

How to store Granola?

Granola can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for around 2 to 3 weeks. It can last a long time so you can make a big batch.

Ingredients List – for quick reference

Sweet Potato, Buckwheat, Quinoa Granola

More Granola Recipes – just as good

  1. Quinoa and Figs Granola
  2. Chocolate Cinnamon Granola
  3. Mango Turmeric Granola
  4. Classic Fruit and Nut Granola
  5. Granola with Blueberry Compote/Sauce
  6. Granola with Strawberry Compote/Sauce

Conclusion

Homemade granola is a nutritious, versatile, and delicious addition to any kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients and a little creativity, you can whip up a batch of granola that’s perfectly tailored to your taste buds and dietary preferences.

Whether enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or as a topping for your favorite dishes, homemade granola is sure to delight your senses and nourish your body. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and get ready to make this protein-rich, high-fiber, gluten-free granola – your taste buds will thank you!

Quinoa Granola

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Happy Cooking. 🙂

Love from us.

Richa

5-Min Breakfast – Sweet Potato, Quinoa, & Buckwheat Granola

Grain-free. Gluten-free. No Sugar.

Are you looking for a protein-rich, high-fiber, 5-minute breakfast recipe? Or are you looking for a healthy snack? Your search ends here! Try this granola loaded with the goodness of sweet potato, buckwheat, and quinoa. 

10

Servings

10 min

Prep Time

1 hr

Cook Time

1 hr 10 min

Total Time


Ingredients

Steps

  1. *Prep Ahead - Boil Sweet Potato.  To boil in an Instant Pot, halve them and add 1/2 Cup water. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. 
  2. You can even bake them and then take out the flesh.
  3. Preheat the Oven to 160°C - fan setting, or 180°C top-bottom setting. 
  4. Mash sweet potatoes using a potato masher. Add puffed quinoa, buckwheat, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds, and maple syrup. Mix and combine everything well. 
  5. Spread them evenly on a lined baking tray. 
  6. Bake in a preheated oven for an hour or until golden brown and crispy, stirring halfway through. 
  7. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool completely on the baking sheet. It will continue to crisp up as it cools.
  8. Once the granola is cool, stir in the dried goji berries and raisins.
  9. Transfer the cooled granola to an airtight container or resealable bags for storage.
  10. Serve the homemade granola with yogurt, or milk, or munch on it as a nutritious snack. To make it more exciting, top it up with some fresh fruits and berries. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Feel free to customize this basic granola recipe to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.
  2. Add spices like nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom for extra flavor.
  3. Add any sweetener of your choice like honey (not vegan), agave syrup, date syrup, etc.
  4. Experiment with different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to create your own unique blend of flavors and textures.

FAQs

What is Buckwheat?
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Buckwheat, also known as Kuttu in India, has a long history dating back thousands of years. Native to Central Asia, buckwheat was cultivated in China and later introduced to Europe by the Crusaders in the Middle Ages. It is a gem of the ingredients for its versatility and impressive nutritional profile. Despite its name, it is not related to wheat. It is not a grain but a seed. Buckwheat flour has been cherished for centuries in various cuisines worldwide, prized for its distinct nutty taste and numerous health benefits.

What are the health benefits of Buckwheat?
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Buckwheat is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Consuming it regularly contributes to overall health and well-being. Let’s dive into the health benefits of Buckwheat (Kuttu).

  1. Gluten-Free – It is naturally gluten-free. That is why, it is perfect for those sensitive to gluten.
  2. Rich in Protein – It is a good source of plant-based protein. It also contains all nine essential amino acids needed for muscle repair and growth.
  3. High in Fiber – It is rich in dietary fiber and promotes digestive health. It regulates blood sugar levels and helps lower cholesterol levels.
  4. Nutritious – It contains vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.
  5. Good For Heart: It reduces inflammation and improves blood flow. That is how it protects against heart diseases.

Is Quinoa a grain or a seed?
+

Quinoa is a pseudo-grain or a seed and is a member of the spinach, chard, and beet family. It is often considered in a cereal grain group and cooked like rice or other grains. But it is a seed of the Chenopodium plant. This plant is also used for medicinal purposes and its leaves are consumed as a vegetable. But this ancient ingredient is grown for its seeds and to cook many recipes like soup, bread, pulaosaladcutlets, etc.


What are the benefits of Quinoa?
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Humans have been eating Quinoa for more than 7000 years. It is an ancient ingredient that has gained popularity in recent years. It is high in proteins and lots of other vitamins and minerals too. Quinoa is also rich in magnesium, zinc, and iron. Red and black quinoa have about twice the antioxidant power. We consume it regularly and make saladspulaocutletsenergy balls, and granola.

What is Granola?
+

Granola is a beloved breakfast staple and versatile snack that offers a delightful combination of crunchy clusters, chewy fruits, and nutty flavors. While store-bought granola can be convenient, making your own allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.

It’s a crunchy, flavorful blend of rolled oats (or any grain of choice), nuts, seeds, and sweeteners that can be enjoyed any time of day. It makes a quick and easy 5-Minute Breakfast and you can even munch it as a snack.

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