Stop by our farm market this week on Thursday between 3 and 8 pm. While you're here, stop by the Wolgast Tree Farm and Apiary tent and check out their buckwheat honey. Buckwheat honey has a dark color and strong flavor, and can be paired with a fresh goat cheese or roasted grapefruit. There are other practical uses for it as well. This recipe showcases how it can be perfect for sweetening without overpowering the other ingredients.
Buckwheat Honey Granola Bars (Dairy and gluten free)
1 cup raw buckwheat grouts
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 cup unsulfered unsweetened coconut
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup raw buckwheat honey
1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Almond extract
Mix buckwheat, coconut, nuts and seeds. Heat honey, apricots, and oil together until it simmers, turn off and add cinnamon, salt, and extracts. Pour over dry mix and stir. Line a baking pan with wax paper and spread evenly. Bake at 300F for 15 mins. Stir and press firmly into even thickness. Bake another 15 minutes or until edges turn slightly brown. Let cool until room temperature. Cut and refrigerate.