Raw Vegan Strawberry Granola Clusters
 
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups buckwheat groats (or raw oats if you prefer it)
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup hemp seeds
  • ⅓ cup flax seeds
  • ⅓ cup coconut flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Strawberry sauce
  • 2½ cups fresh or frozen strawberries (Thaw the strawberries if using frozen)
  • 5 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon non-alcohol vanilla extract
Dried strawberries
  • 1 lbs strawberries
Instructions
  1. Soak the buckwheat groats and sunflower seed for 12 hours. Rinse well and drain. Dry them in the dehydrator at 115 ℉ (46℃) for about 12-18 hours until completely dry.
  2. Add the buckwheat groats, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, and salt into a bowl and mix well.
  3. Blend the strawberries, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a blender until it becomes a smooth strawberry sauce.
  4. Pour the sauce over the granola mix and mix until well combined.
  5. Line a dehydrator tray with a mesh sheet, then a silicone sheet. Spread the strawberry granola thin, and keep the surface chunky so that it'll be easier to break up later.
  6. Dehydrate at 115 ℉ (46℃) for 2-3 hours until the surface dries.
  7. Make the dried strawberries. Thinly slice the strawberries into about ⅛" thickness and lay it out on a dehydrator tray lined with a mesh sheet. Dehydrate on 115 ℉ (46℃) for about 12 hours until completely dry.
  8. Once the surface of the strawberry granola dries, flip the granola. Place a mesh sheet on top of the tray with the granola, then place another tray on top. Hold the 2 trays together on both sides with both hands, and flip them upside down. Take off the top tray and mesh sheet and carefully peel off the silicone sheet from the granola. Put the tray back into the dehydrator and dry for another 10 hours or so until completely dry.
  9. Once the granola is completely dry, break it up into pieces with your hands and transfer them into a bowl. Add in the dried strawberries and toss well.
Notes
If you don't have sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds on hand, feel free to replace it with whatever nuts or seeds you have.

Keeps for 1 month stored in an air-tight container.
Recipe by Mariko Sakata | Raw Food and Plant-based Recipes at https://marikosakata.com/raw-vegan-strawberry-granola-clusters/