Feb 01

Crunchy Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola

By tarakemp

February 1, 2018

Oil-free and refined sugar-free but full of flavor! This recipe has the crunch and sweetness that you love from granola, made from only whole food ingredients.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 2 cups


1 cup buckwheat (dry)

1 cup quinoa (dry)

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cloves

2/3 cup date paste (see notes)


1Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking tray with parchment paper

2Mix quinoa, buckwheat, and spices, then stir in date paste, making sure everything is coated

3Spread evenly on baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden

4Allow to cool and enjoy!


  • Store in a sealed jar or container up to 2 weeks
  • To make date paste, blend 1 cup pitted and soaked dates with 1/4 cup water

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size0.25 cup
Calories201 kcal
Protein11.7 grams
Total Fat3.8 grams
Total Carbohydrates42.8 grams
Dietary Fiber10.1 grams

About the Author

Tara Kemp is the Director of Nutrition Education at Mastering Diabetes. She has been active in the field of health and nutrition for many years, including working with Forks Over Knives, Engine 2, and Dr. Neal Barnard and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tara has a bachelor's degree in Education from Bucknell University, a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, and is a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee.