2-minute Buckwheat and Coconut Granola Clusters

9 January 2015 | Health, Recipes
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I don’t know about you, but if I make a big batch of delicious Granola Clusters such as these I’m likely to eat my way through them quicker than i can whip up smoothies to sprinkle them on. You too? Well that’s why I came up with this 2 minute version. You can make a single serve (or double or triple etc) as you need them without having to turn the oven on (which in this hot Sydney weather is a blessing).

Sprinkle these delicious clusters on smoothies, yoghurt, porridge, chia puddings or just enjoy them as a snack.

Buckwheat and Coconut Granola Clusters

Serves 1


  • 1 tablespoon of activated buckwheat (Loving Earth make good ones)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons activated pepitas
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup


1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add buckwheat, coconut, pepitas and chia seeds. Lightly toast for 1-2 minutes until beginning to golden.

2. Add rice malt syrup and stir to coat ingredients in pan. Let syrup reduce slightly as ingredients begin to golden a little more. Remove from pan and let cool in clumps. This is where the magic happens.

3. The clusters form as the mixture cools. While the mixture is still warm the clusters will be soft so be patient.

Note: I have tested the recipe above several times. It works. If you make substitutions due to allergies or flavour preferences I can not guarantee the results. Below are some substitute suggestions, but they have not been tested. If you follow them I would love to hear about your results in the comments below.


Activated buckwheat: You can use regular buckwheat groats if you want, but personally I can’t digest them properly. You can always choose to activate your own.

Coconut flakes: Shredded coconut would work just as well. Desiccated won’t give you the same texture but give it a whirl.

Activated pepita seeds: Absolutely use unactivated pepitas. You can also use sunflower seeds or any nut of your choice. Personally I’m trying to reduce my nut consumption but they would taste DELICIOUS in these clusters. Sesame seeds would also taste fab. Actually, I’m going to put them in my next batch. Yum!

Chia seeds: Give em a miss if you want but why would you? They’re full of goodness and have no flavour.

Rice malt syrup: Raw honey, maple syrup, coconut nectar.


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