Double Batch

July 16, 2010

Guf, being a lightweight is rough!! Woke up with a headache today. And shallot breath! BAH! I pittered around in bed on my computer for a while until Matt woke up and then took a shower and an IB profin and am feeling much better after another delightful breakfast.

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Filled my bowl with that delicious granola!!! Plus blueberries, banana, and 2%.

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And here’s the recipe!!!!!!!!!

Double Batch Buckwheat Granola

  • 8 cups oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 3 cups buckwheat
  • 3 cups sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Mix Ins
  • 3 cups coconut
  • 2 cups currants

Combine all except coconut and currants in a big metal bowl. Bake at 300* for two hours in the large metal bowl. Stir every 30 minutes. Color should be golden brown. Remove from oven and stir in coconut and currants (these will toast a little from being with the other ingredients). Stir every half our or so while cooling. Cool completely before putting into a container.


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Matt loved it too!

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On the side I had fruit and a small piece of banana nut bread, also delicious!

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And 3 of these!

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I love the silverware here!

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We were originally going to run 6 miles this morning and NOT bike, but we decided due to sleepiness and logistics that we should skip the run in the AM and just bike another day. I’m out of clean bikeable clothes and am piecing together a nice shirt and workout shorts!

A few more houses to see, but we think we’ve made our decision :mrgreen:

Gotta get rolling!

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1 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 16, 2010 at 8:07 am

I always burn my granola. Never fails


2 Daniel July 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

Aww, sorry to hear that your morning didn’t go quite as you’d like it to have, but it’s good that you’re feeling better. ^_^

And thanks for the recipe! It’s really interesting, I’ve never heard of baking granola in a large bowl before… guess I’ll have to try it out! (Do you know if you can use kasha [already toasted buckwheat] or does it have to be raw buckwheat groats?)


3 Jessica @ How Sweet July 16, 2010 at 8:09 am

I like shallots, but any form of onion breath is the worst.


4 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

That granola DOES look good! I bet it’s the oil that makes it splendid…whenever I add just a bit of oil to my granola it tastes 500x better. Happy biking and house hunting!


5 Jess. July 16, 2010 at 8:14 am

That granola looks scrumptious—- minus the currants! Looks like I will be making a trip to the grocery store soon :)


6 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 16, 2010 at 8:14 am

The granola looks awesome! Though I’ve never made granola before, baking it in a bowl seems a bit funny, but hey if it works thats great.


7 Marieke July 16, 2010 at 8:15 am

I never made my own granola. I might have to try though after seeing that recipe! And banana bread hmmm.


8 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 16, 2010 at 8:16 am

Ha…I am SUCH a lighweight too! It makes for a cheap date, but if I have more than just one glass of wine, I can always feel it the next day!

Hope it wears off and you have a great day!


9 Meg July 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

Congrats on the house, Kath! I hope it all works out for you! You and Matt deserve nothing less than a beautiful house and life :)

Thank you for that recipe!

Have a great FRIDAY! Friday dance?!?!


10 Andrea July 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

Oh Kath, you are awesome! Thanks for getting this recipe! I am always on the look-out for buckwheat recipes and this sounds delish! With your recommendation (and even Matt’s), we are definitely gonna make some this weekend and see what my husband thinks. Anything to get more whole grains into him! Since he doesn’t like coconut, maybe I’ll split the double batch into two bowls and make half for me per recipe and improvise with his. Thanks so much! Hope your headache goes away… where’s that coconut water when you need it???


11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 16, 2010 at 8:25 am

I am so with you on being a light weight! I hope it gets better. At least you got some good fuel to start the day! Have fun looking at places and good luck on the decision!


12 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

Ha, nothing like some good coffee after a rough night. That’s how I get through the mornings!

Thanks for posting that recipe! That granola looks great and I will definitely be making it!!


13 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

Never done Granola before … must try!


14 Charlie Hills July 16, 2010 at 8:37 am

Had to read the previous post to see what happened to you this morning. Ahhh, yes, beer. And wine. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.


15 [email protected]'s Keeping It Real July 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

Thanks for the recipe! Hope you feel better now that you’ve had some yummy eats!


16 Kristin (Salty Tooth) July 16, 2010 at 8:53 am

Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be making this soon!


17 tanya July 16, 2010 at 8:55 am

The fresh fruit looks so good.


18 Hannah July 16, 2010 at 9:00 am

Coconut and honey – that’s why it’s delicious! :) GOOD LUCK WITH THE HOUSE!! Squee!


19 Rosey Rebecca July 16, 2010 at 9:07 am

Your breakfast looks so refreshing. I love fresh fruit. I tend to improvise in weird ways when I run out of workout clothes to wear!


20 The Wife of a Dairyman July 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

I can’t wait to see photos of the house you want. Have a great ride today :)


21 Sami July 16, 2010 at 9:26 am

That banana nut bread looks SO good. It’s been forever since I’ve had the real stuff. The closest I’ve come in the past few months has been a banana bread larabar (also fantastic, but not real bread)!


22 Camille July 16, 2010 at 9:28 am

Eek, too much alcohol is a recipe for a gross morning :(
Have a great day and have a fun time on the house hunt!


23 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 16, 2010 at 9:28 am

i really can’t wait to see the new potential house…i can only imagine how awesome it is!


24 Allie July 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

i was thinking, wow, that’s kind of a lot of alcohol! ha. glad your morning is back on track!


25 Carrie July 16, 2010 at 11:42 am

Really? A lot? Man I could never have a blog, people would call me an alchy for sure. Lol.


26 Abby July 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm

hahah! I was just thinking the same thing!!:o


27 Jessica @ the process of healing July 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

Wow that granola looks delicious!! Especially with fresh blueberries!


28 Exercise and Eat July 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

Good luck searching for your new home!


29 Allison K July 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

Granola is one of those things that I am scared to make. dumb right?


30 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

How exciting that you may have found a house! That breakfast does look good – granola, banana bread, ‘loupe, banana, strawbs…delicious!


31 Meagan July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

I am eyeing that fat slice of melon right now.


32 Wei-Wei July 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

Ohhhhh, shallot breath. And hangover :( I hope you feel better :) The Mythbusters tested out that coffee doesn’t help but vigorous exercise helps a lot! 😀



33 Dorry July 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

Yum! I love granola sweetened with honey b/c I’m not a huge maple syrup fan. Good luck with your house decisions today!


34 Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

What a great recipe! :) I might have to make like 1/4 of that though, haha


35 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

thank you for the buckwheat granola recipe! banana nut bread sounds so good right about now…


36 Rose July 16, 2010 at 11:35 am

Hey Kath! Just getting caught up on your blog after being away for what feels like several weeks. Glad things are moving along for you guys! Hope you find the house of your dreams today. Good luck!


37 Tay July 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

True, but being a heavyweight is also rough when everyone around you gets tipsy off 2 drinks, and it takes you 4-5! haha


38 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy July 16, 2010 at 11:44 am

The granola recipe looks great! I’ll have to bookmark this to make after we move! :)


39 Carrie July 16, 2010 at 11:45 am

Awesome, thanks so much for getting the recipe! I’m still searching for that perfect granola recipe, though it would help if I didn’t burn every batch of granola I make. Oops!


40 Julz @ freshman 5k July 16, 2010 at 11:52 am

Yum! I gotta try that granola….and make some banana bread!


41 Megan (Braise The Roof) July 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Headaches in the morning = fun night, right? :)


42 Katharine (MealMuse) July 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Hi Kath!
I’ve been following your blog for years now and never usually comment…I finally decided to start my own because I’ve been so inspired by you and the other food-bloggers. I’m only two entries in so far, but I’m having so much fun with it :) I know you probably get requests to check out people’s blogs a lot, but I would love it if you would check mine out: Feel free to give me some tips!!

Take care and happy eating,


43 Tracy July 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Hey Kath! First time commenter, long time reader, but Cville is my college town so I had to say something! I’m sure you’re tired of hearing recommendations of places to go, but if you have time, Continental Divide is an awesome place with really great food! Take It Away on the Corner is a really great sandwich place, used to go there weekly! And of course, Arch’s:) Good luck house hunting!


44 Simply Life July 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm

oh that granola looks great!


45 Mary & Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen) July 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I love homemade granola. Not only does it taste so much better it is much better for you without all of the wacko ingredients and added sugars. The only bad part is that I can never stop eating it when I make it! haha


46 [email protected] July 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Glad you found a place you like, good luck!
Weird that the granola is cooked in a bowl, I’ve never heard of that! It looks like a great recipe.


47 Lea July 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Thank you for the recipe. I want to make it, but probably half it since it’s only me that’s going to eat it. Do you know if they store well? I’m assuming since the recipe is for a big batch that they would store well.

Thank you.


48 Cathy Breit July 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I made this recipe this morning! Absaloutely delish! The little buckwheat “crunchies” MAKE this granola. I’ve made granola more times than i can count and yes, it does keep well, I like to use a nice big glass canister for storage. Another good option is to freeze half your batch. Works great.


49 Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Okay, so this has to be the official healthiest hangover breakfast ever! I always want bread, eggs, and all that heavy greasy stuff. Your version looks so much better for getting a leg up on feeling better, though 😉


50 Laura July 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I’m always looking for new granola recipes, and am excited to try yours. To be honest, I keep checking back in the hopes that there will be a “new house” post up! Good luck and fingers crossed!


51 Laura July 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Glad your feeling a little better:) what a delightful looking breakfast xx


52 Joanne July 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Your adventures yesterday looked like fun. Exercise, house hunting, beer tasting and FOOD. What a great day. AND…you look terrific with wet hair.

Breakfast should have rejuvenated it. It looks delish.
Best wishes on that house you want. My fingers are crossed. Can’t wait to read that you get it! :) TGIF! Yippee!


53 Maggie July 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

That is an adorable breakfast spread. I love how you two are biking all around town. That sounds like so much fun. By the way, many thanks for introducing me to the wonder that is grapefruit La Croix!


54 Ashley July 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Real deal granola with oil or butter + honey just cannot be beat. I’m always trying to HEALTH everything up….but sometimes the real thing just can’t be beat! 😉


55 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm

That’s awesome that you scored the recipe. Thanks for sharing! I’ve never tried making granola because I’m scared of burning it but I think I’ll have to try this one!!


56 [email protected]:// July 16, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make just a few adjustments like the quantity it’s going to make and divide the recipe in half and cut the oil down just a little.


57 Lorin July 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm

I always hear that granola is sugary and isn’t that good for you. I totally believe in everything in moderation, but what are your opinions on granola?


58 Kath July 17, 2010 at 6:35 am

If it’s real food, eat it up! Just watch the portion size because it is calorie dense.


59 Anna from Australia October 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

You can always halve the honey and replace it with water. I’ve been doing that with my granola. It turns out a bit more like toasted museli than a true granola but still delicious and not as sweet or as high in calories.


60 Cait July 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm

That looks sooooo divine! How many servings does it make? great pictures!


61 Lynna July 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Thanks so much for this recipe! I made 1/4 of the “Double Batch” a few days ago and LOVED the addition of buckwheat. It has such a great crispy crunch but it’s not so hard that you feel like your cracking your teeth. I think I might make it a permanent addition to my homemade granola!


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