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Crispy Chocolate Buckwheat Cereal (Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free)

One thing that I hardly ever eat, now that I am avoiding gluten, is muesli. Especially the crunchy kinda version, basically because I can’t find anything decent in the shops. But you can make your own! Costs much less and you can choose the ingredients, so that is isn’t only vegan and gluten-free but also low-fat and without refined sugar.
Course Cereal
Cuisine German
Servings 5 cups


  • 210 g buckwheat groats (soak them in water for at least 8 hours, rinse and drain them)
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar syrup or other thick liquid sweetener
  • 30 g FAIR-TRADE cacao or cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • 2 pinches salt


  • Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and let soak for at least half an hour or longer. This way the chia seeds will bind it better.
  • Preheat oven to approx. 50°C (you can also use a dehydrator). Line baking tray with baking paper.
  • Scoop mixture onto baking tray. Allow little clusters to form. Place in oven for approx. 45 minutes (or until the clusters are quite firm and easy to flip).
  • When clusters are almost completely dry and easy to scoop around, flip them over and leave in the oven for another 15 minutes. Let cool down properly on baking tray.
  • Transfer to an air-tight container and store in a cool and dry place.


Enjoy! :)
Keyword Buckwheat, Cereal, chocolate, Crispy, dairy-free, Granola, nut-free, without dates