So it was only a matter of time before the two collided into one delicious, raw, 5-minute granola.
The base for this delicious granola is raw (or sprouted) nuts and LOTS of dates. Mmm, nature’s candy.
Next comes plenty of delicious add-ins like shredded coconut, seeds, and cinnamon. You can also add oats, but to keep it grain-free, sub more coconut or omit.
You can also choose to blend in more “flavors” to the raw-nola, like cacao powder or dried fruit such as strawberries or blueberries.
We hope you all LOVE this raw-nola. It’s:
& SO delicious
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- 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts (I subbed 1/3 of this amount with sprouted almonds)
- 15 - 17 pitted dates (I prefer medjool / fresh sticky dates work best here*)
- 1 heaping Tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 heaping Tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (I prefer desiccated)
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats* (omit or substitute to keep truly raw)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp maca powder (optional)
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
- 3 Tbsp roughly chopped dried fruit (e.g. bananas, cherries, or blueberries)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (or half this amount in vanilla powder)
To a food processor (which will work better than a blender), add nuts and pulse a few times to roughly chop. Then add dates and pulse about 5 times to loosely combine.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. The mixture should resemble a chunky granola.
At this point, you could add extra “flavor” in the form or cacao powder and cacao nibs, dried fruit of choice, or vanilla extract or powder. My preferred is cacao powder and nibs!
Enjoy as is, on top of coconut yogurt, or with dairy-free milk! This would work in just about any scenario regular granola would.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. Transfer to the freezer for longer-term storage (up to 1 month).
*If your dates aren’t fresh and sticky, soak in warm water for 10 minutes and then drain before adding to mixture.
*To keep this recipe grain-free and raw, omit oats or sub with more coconut.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without additional flavor or serving options.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 14 quarter-cup servings)
- Calories: 139
- Fat: 9.7g
- Saturated fat: 1.4g
- Sodium: 48mg
- Carbohydrates: 10.9g
- Fiber: 2.6g
- Sugar: 5.8g
- Protein: 4.4g