Cacao & Chia Buckwheat Granola


  • 1 & 1/2 Cups (150g) of Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups (250g) of Buckwheat Groats
  • 4 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 Cup (75g) of Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup (75g) of Seeds (Pumpkin/Sunflower etc)
  • 1/3 Cup (80ml) of Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup (80ml) of Melted Coconut Oil

Buckwheat granola is so moreish because of it’s incredible crunchy texture and it makes such fabulous clusters. For this one, I’ve added in loads of raw cacao powder and sweetened it with maple syrup to make it chocolatey and irresistible. It’s full of fibre, protein and vitamin E from the gluten free oats, almonds and pumpkin seeds and to make it even more nutritious, there’s lots of chia seeds in there too which are full of Omega 3s. You can have this for breakfast or dessert or just snack on it straight out of the jar!IMG_8517 IMG_8515

Combine the buckwheat groats, gluten free oats, chia seeds, cacao powder, nuts and seeds and mix until combined.

Drizzle in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and mix well.

Spread the mixture out on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake at 180’C for 20-25 minutes until crisp, tossing once in the middle.

Let it cool completely and crisp into clusters before storing in an airtight container.

13 Comments to Cacao & Chia Buckwheat Granola

  1. Dish looks absolutely delicious.
    Love your Blog

  2. valerie says:

    Iv just put this recipe in the oven it looks yummy and my 5 yr old loves the chocolate taste so fingers crossed it comes out ok

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  4. Maura says:

    Great recipe ….. How long should it keep?

  5. Aisling O'Brien says:

    Indy Only recently saw you on Nevin Maguire.. and so glad I did. Made this last night wow it is fab!! Thank you

  6. Fidelma says:

    It tastes like healthy coco pops!! Yummy!

  7. Deirdre Hayes says:


    Could you use agave syrup or honey instead of maple syrup?


  8. Aoibheann says:

    Hi is there a difference between buckwheat and buckwheat groats? I can’t seem to find buckwheat groats I can find buckwheat.


    • Indy Power says:

      Buckwheat groats are just the whole kernels so as long as it isn’t ground it probably is buckwheat groats you’ve found. They’re round/triangular type shaped kernels. Hope that helps!x

  9. Agata says:

    Can I ask a silly question? Did you use cooked buckwheat or raw?