Granola turned into chewy Rawnola. So sweet and seriously addicting. Seriously.
I’ve been addicted to granola since… forever…? Can you relate?
Most times, I’ll just scoop handfuls out of the bag to snack on… but that bag ain’t cheap. Especially the high quality brands. Plus it usually has sweeteners, oils, nuts and what not… granola can be fattening and full of sugar if you aren’t paying attention to the ingredient label. Since I’m following #oilfreejanuary, I ventured out and created a simple homemade batch. There’s a version of a Rawnola recipe in my plant based starter guide but this recipe is a version of Loni Jane’s “Rawnola” that everyone on instagram is obsessed with.
I’m in love with this Chewy Rawnola and couldn’t stop snacking on it. Marty would have eaten the entire batch if I didn’t say “Hey wait a second!” He literally said he could eat it everyday in place of cereal. I love using it as a topping for chia pudding, nice cream, smoothies, over a bowl of fresh fruit or in place of cereal. All you do is process the ingredients in a food processor until it reaches a sticky-like consistency. The stickiness and sweetness comes from the medjool dates (aka nature’s sweetener!) which help to hold it all together and make it crumbly.
Do you have any recommendations on where to buy medjool dates? I’ve been buying them from Trader Joe’s but I would rather buy them in bulk. They are super gooey, soft and incredibly sweet. They also make the perfect fat-free snack on their own.
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded or flaked (I combined both)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (I like saigon cinnamon)
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar, optional (or raw cane sugar)
- 8-10 medjool dates, pitted
- Pulse the oats, coconut, cinnamon and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add in the dates and pulse until the dates are chopped up and the mixture starts sticking together.
- If you want to double the batch (which I recommend!), I would make each mixture separate and then combine them in a bowl after.
- I've made this recipe multiple times and sometimes I can get away with using 8 dates and sometimes I need a couple more so it all depends on how big and how gooey the dates are.
- I recommend medjool dates for this recipe.
I usually double the batch when I make it because it goes so quick 🙂
Have you tried Rawnola?!