Raw Ginger Pear Granola

September 17th, 2009 · Lisa · gluten-free, raw, Recipes, Snacks, sugar-free · Comments

It seems I’m really enjoy Rawnolas these days. I guess with arrival of single digit temperatures I am looking for ways to preserve the fresh fruit and provide a little more substance to my meals.

Recently I was out on a pick with Not Far from the Tree and came home with at least 10 lbs of beautiful pears. I knew they would all ripen at the same time and I would not be able to eat them fast enough. I decided to whip up a batch of this dried breakfast treat (or any-time snack), to highlight the sweet fresh flavour of the pears.

Here my simple recipe:

Raw Ginger Pear Granola
Bowl Ingredients:
2 cup buckwheat, soaked 8 hours, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup almonds, soaked 8 hours, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked 8 hours, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup dates, chopped ( I used honey dates but any large sweet date would work)
8 small pears-shredded (5 cups-I used my food processor for ease)
Blender Ingredients:
1 large pear
4 honey dates (soaked 10-30 minutes)
1/2 cup soak water
2 inch fresh ginger root. peeled
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine all of the bowl ingredients until well distributed. In your blend combine the blender ingredients. Blend until a smooth consistency is achieved. Pour the blender ingredient into the large bowl. Stir to coat all of the bowl ingredients. Spread the granola evenly across 3 or 4 Teflex-lined dehydrator trays (you could do this in your oven as well on the lowest setting). Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 12-24 hours depending on the humidity in your area and how dry you like your granola.

Enjoy.

I often add this to coconut or almond yogurt, green smoothies or chopped bananas for a crunchy textural contrast. It provides amazing fibre and a delicious ginger flavour.

The Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off will take place in Toronto on October 3rd. This year we will have a raw dessert category. If you’re in the city you have to check it out! Visit www.veg.ca/bakeoff to enter or find out more.

3 Comments

  1. Posted September 17, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Hey Lisa,

    Your granola looks great! I really have to make granola one day… I always write on my to-do list to make my own granola, but then I completely forget it and only realize it at the grocery store (which is a bit too late for me 😛 )

    I hope everything is going well with you!

  2. Posted September 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    If you have a dehydrator it is so easy. I put a batch in mine this morning at 6 am. I didn't get home until 10 pm but the apple cinnamon recipe turned out perfect. In fact, I better stop snacking on it soon so I get to bed.

  3. Posted September 18, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    That granola looks fab- wish I had a dehydrator..would using a very low oven work do you think?

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