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oil-free buckwheat granola on a baking sheet

Oil-Free Buckwheat Granola {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 and 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Oil-free buckwheat granola that is loaded with flavor and ancient grain nutrition! It is naturally vegan, oat-free & gluten-free, and mostly sweetened with banana.


  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 and 1/2 cups assorted nuts and/or seeds
  • 1 cup large flake unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup mashed, VERY ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons runny almond butter, peanut butter or tahini
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom or cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit, chopped if needed


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the buckwheat groats, nuts/seeds and coconut flakes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the banana, almond butter, coconut sugar, cardamom, salt and vanilla until blended.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the buckwheat mixture and stir until well coated. Spread mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until buckwheat and nuts/seeds are golden brown. Let cool completely on pan.
  6. Transfer granola to an airtight container and stir in dried fruit.


Storage: Store the cooled granola in an airtight container at cool room temperature for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

Tip: Like other granola recipes, you can adjust this one to match your tastes and what you have on hand.

  • Category: Breakfast, Cereal
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 193
  • Sugar: 6.4 g
  • Sodium: 109 mg
  • Fat: 7.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: buckwheat granola, oat-free, oil-free, gluten-free, low sugar, oil-free granola, vegan, egg-free, dairy-free

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