You will need 11 cups total dry nuts and seeds and maybe buckwheaties (soaked and dried buckwheat)--alter based on what you've got! Here's what I used:
* 2 ½ cups buckwheaties (soaked and dehydrated buckwheat groats)
* 2 cups almond pulp
* 1 cup hemp seeds
* 2 cups brazil nuts
* ¾ cup cashews
* ¾ cup walnut
I food processed these one by one (other than the hemp, which I left whole) in the food processor then put them in a HUGE bowl.
Then I processed all the wet ingredients together until a smooth sauce was formed.
* 2 apples, chopped
* ½ cup date paste
* 3 tablespoons cinnamon
* 2 tablespoons ginger powder
* zest of one small lemon
* 1 cup maple syrup (or other sweetener like agave, or more dates if you want)
Pour over dry ingredients. Add:
* 4 cups blueberries
I mix it up by hand--literally with my hands. Then spread over the dehydrator sheets. This made three sheets.
(continued from above) After a whole day (gasp!), break up into pieces and leave to dehydrate another day. You can eat it at this point, it's just not as shelf-stable. You have to dehydrate down do 10% moisture in order to get things to be shelf-stable. If you don't care about that, just keep in the fridge and don't expect it to last as long. It's pretty good so you might munch on it all anyhow!
Bitt's ThoughtsBy bitt
Last summer I made several batches of Matthew Kenney's raspberry-lime granola. Boy is that stuff gooood. However raspberries (even frozen ones) are a bit too expensive right now. So I decided to opt for blueberries (thawed out wild blueberries from Trader Joe's) and then went ahead and altered the recipe a bit based on what I had around the house for nuts and seeds.
more pictures on my blog http://bittsblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/dehyration-and-imagination.html
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