This recipe for Magnificent Cinnamon Cranberry Crunch Muesli would make a great homemade Christmas present.

Magnificent Cinnamon Cranberry Crunch Muesli

What I found very interesting about this recipe is that it contained two ingredients that I wasn’t quite sure of: buckwheat groats and craisins. So I did some research.

It turns out that a Craisin is the term used by some companies for their dried cranberries, so dried cranberries are sometimes referred to as “craisins”. So that was easy.

But buckwheat groats took a bit more investigating. It turns out that buckwheat is NOT related to wheat. Instead, buckwheat is related to both sorrel and rhubarb. The seeds of the buckwheat are eaten and they are rich in complex carbohydrates. It turns out that they are very healthy for you. You can read more about all the research over at the World’s Healthiest Foods.

In fact buckwheat is contains no gluten so may be eaten by people with celiac disease or gluten allergies.

Diets that contain buckwheat have been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Buckwheat is also a good source of magnesium.

This Cinnamon Cranberry Crunch Muesli recipe was provided by Prue McLafferty as reproduced from Everyday Easy Eats, published by Wairau Press, RRP$45.00, available nationwide. Read more about Everyday Easy Eats here.

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Magnificent Cinnamon Cranberry Crunch Muesli
 
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Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 5½ cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup rice syrup
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1–2 cups Craisins or Cranberries
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a roasting tray except Craisins and coconut.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, watching carefully and turning the muesli every 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, and add Craisins and coconut while still warm.Leave on tray to cool before storing in an airtight container, which will keep your muesli fresh for at least four weeks.
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