Pouring dairy-free milk into a bowl of Rawnola topped with fresh fruit
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5-Minute Raw-Nola

An easy-to-make, 1-bowl, 5-minute raw version of granola with dates for natural sweetness, nuts for crunch and protein, and plenty of seeds for healthy fats!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 14 (1/4-cup servings)
Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 2-3 weeks



  • 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

FLAVORINGS (optional)

  • 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)

FOR SERVING (optional)


  1. 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.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. The mixture should resemble a chunky granola.
  3. 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!
  4. Enjoy as is, on top of coconut yogurt, or with dairy-free milk! This would work in just about any scenario regular granola would.
  5. 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)