Vegan Life & ‘Warm You Up’ – Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal


Chia Buckwheat Granola from Canned-Time.comSome unusual habits of Vegan life.

Bargaining this week with a store owner for his browned bananas – scored at $2.oo for 40 – well, 39 cause I ate one while bagging them up in the store.  Buying local is best.  Cheap local is fabulous!

 The more experience I get at buying Vegan lifestyle foods, the better I get at not going broke doing it.  Not so long ago I would spend hours each week making my own Soy and Almond milks.  I bought on-line many a month because seeds and healthy sweet ingredients just were not around in the stores.  It sometimes seems like overnight, Vegan dieting and nutrition gained recognition and acceptance.  I got to talk with the folks at This Is It D. C. last week about Canned Time and the whole Vegan trend now.  Check it out and thank them while you’re there for showing a bit of interest in Vegan ideas and cruelty-free living.

Chia Buckwheat Granola from Canned-Time.com

It seems that the surge in Veganism in today’s World is creating a lot of drawbacks though since so many seem to think of it as just another diet plan.  Some good can come of it too though, like the market catching wind of a new food trend.  Stores in D. C. are really starting to catch on with Gluten-free and even Vegan products showing up every week now on local Grocery store shelves.  Some stores here have even designated entire isles to just non-dairy products.  This one above, Just MAYO, has gotten a lot of social media attention lately.  I found this jar at the Dollar Tree  Store for just a buck!!  I’ve seen it at Walmart and Target as well.  

Hey, Vegan friendly products at less than dairy product prices?  I’ll take that trend any day. 

Chia Buckwheat Granola from Canned-Time.com

My Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal is not just a trend though.  It’s here to stay.  The autumn air came to visit for the first time this week and I quickly felt the urge for a warm, cozy breakfast change after months of icy smoothies.

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 I’ve had the opportunity these past few months to try out an organic fruits and vegetables service called Farmivore.

They’ll schedule a delivery of beautiful all organic fruits with lots of carrots, celery, leafy greens.  They deliver when you want and it’s been a fantastic way to make us eat vegetables at every home cooked meal.  Actually, we’ve eaten at home more just to use up the fresh produce and not waste any.  Check out their site if you live in the North East U. S. and see if it would make sense to try it out.

 The service is actually designed to give you produce to juice regularly.  I just don’t get into it enough and I crave the veggies so much that I’ve just been using them as is.  The apples in my Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal were a wonderful added sweetness and gave it that bit of chewy texture you’d expect from hot cereal.  

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Warm Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal
A sweet, chunky cereal that's perfect for breakfast on the go. Add a little warmed dairy free milk to pour over your bowl and you've got a hearty meal that tastes like a dessert.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of Buckwheat Groats soaked over night in 2 Quarts of water. Washed and Drained.
  2. 2 to 2 1/2 cups Gluten-free Rolled Oats - I used Bob's Redmill brand
  3. 1 1/2 cups Organic Brown Sugar or Palm
  4. 2 Tbs. Coconut Oil
  5. 1/2 cup nuts or seeds of choice - I used Pumpkin seeds
  6. 1/2 cup Chia seeds
  7. 1/2 cup Flax seeds
  8. 1/2 cup Dried Fruit chopped
  9. 1 Fresh Apple cored and chopped
  10. 1 Tbs. ground Cinnamon
  11. 1 tsp coarse Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Spread granola onto a non-stick baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 300 for (3) 20 minute intervals. Stir granola each time to prevent burning.
  4. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool before storing in sealed containers.
  5. Serve with warmed non-dairy milk of choice.
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 Chia Buckwheat Granola from Canned-Time.com

 A wonderful week to you all

 

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7 thoughts on “Vegan Life & ‘Warm You Up’ – Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal

  1. Emma

    Love the idea of serving your granola with warm milk. Sounds like it would make a nice bedtime snack too.
    And I totally agree with you, a shift is happening and vegan is on the rise!

  2. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

    Thank you so much Emma. The warm milk soaks some of the sweet off the granola and makes a wonderful creamy cereal and you’re right,,,I’ve had it for a night time snack a few times already 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. narf77

    Looks like tasty stuff to me. Here in Australia, well Tasmania, to be fair (the rest of Australia seems to be a lot more cosmopolitan), finding vegan ingredients is like finding teeth in hens. Most of the time we vegans have to make our own. That’s why I love sites like yours that teach us how to make our own from scratch and how to use what we make in really interesting recipes. Cheers for the new cereal recipe. It might be spring here but it’s only 2C this morning so hot cereal is still on the menu 🙂

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      That’s how it was here until just a few years ago unless you paid through the nose for tiny amounts online. Now we have at least 4 stores here in western DC that are all Vegan.
      The change is at the regular grocer. We have a big grocery at least every 5 miles, some closer, and they are now stocking a bunch of basics.
      Australia must have a large Vegan population though. It’s the 3rd highest hits by Country to my site most days.
      Remember that convenience breeds crime. Here anyway. Thanks for visiting and sharing when you’re so busy there on the farm 😉

  4. The Vegan 8

    I hate the word “trend” associates with veganism, but I’ll take it if it means more people get on board permanently. Even if they are trying it just to be trendy, there’s the possibility of it sticking and if they discover the truths of how these poor animals are treated (like I did) it will hopefully make a permanent decision. After all, it is the animals that completely changed me. I will die as a vegan strictly because I refuse to ever consume them knowing their fate. Makes me so incredibly sad.

    Now, into this AMAZING looking cereal! Omg, it looks sooooo delicious! I need to get some buckwheat groats. Do you order yours? Is the grayish buckwheat flour in the stores just simply buckwheat groats ground up?

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      I order mine from Bob’s Redmill online. I’ve used the flour and beware that it can discolor your batter 😉
      I usually just order the groats now so I can sprout them and or grind them fresh to make the flour instead.
      Thanks Brandi ♥

  5. Deborah Davis

    Yum! Your Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal will certainly shake things up at breakfast in my home. I am a creature of habit so I usually have fresh fruit, green tea, coconut yogurt, a smoothie so this delightful granola cereal would be a nice change for me. I am so glad I hopped by from Virtual Vegan Linky! I am pinning and sharing this!

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