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.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 10
- 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?!
How long will it keep in the fridge?
I just stumbled across this recipe and think it is amazing! I also like the presentation and your whole blog. I was wondering what tool you used to design the recipe box?
Hey Lara – thank you so much! This recipe is one of my favorites, for sure 🙂 I use the Recipe Card plugin.
I love raw vegan recipes and this one has dates. My fav sweetener. I always wash oats because I read a study about finding rat feces in them. It seemed to turn a bit gooey. I love the taste but I am not sure how to keep it from going mushy. Although mushy really is quite good. Does anyone else wash their oats?
Lisa @ Sprinkle with Love
A simple and healthy way to satisfy the sweet tooth. I just discovered your website and am liking it – I subscribed to get more of your recipes. Take care:-)))
Michele @ Two Raspberries
this looks de-lish! I have been wanting to make rawnola but haven’t yet… this looks like a great recipe because I love that you added cinnamon! totally trying this! 😉 pinning!
Meijer sells Bard Valley dates in 3 varieties. I get the one in yellow because the pits have been removed. Total lazy person problems, but it really does save time.
I just found your website like honestly 20 minutes ago and as soon as I saw this recipe..I knew I had to make it…and Wow you are right…it is sooo very yummy and I am already going to make another batch as your recommendation to double it made in 2 batches and I am sure the second batch will be necessary in my house..Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
Hi Kim – yay thank you! Two batches is so very necessary 🙂 it goes too fast!!
Finally made is today, only thing I would say is that I would pulse dates first, and add oat mixture last, the oats went a bit too powdery for me, more of a muesli than granola. I got carried away and added seeds, chopped nuts, flaxseed mix and mixed dried vine fruits too, oh and puffed dried rice to give some texture back. Tastes good though!
Hi Judy, thank you for your input! I can see how that way would work as well and I love everything that you added for extra texture! Such great ideas!
Will make this tomorrow! Can’t wait!