The Best No-Bake Granola Recipe

  • Published on September 8th, 2012

Recently one of my cooking classes focused on Warm Weather Breakfasts, featuring this incredible No-Bake Granola. This recipe is loosely inspired by Lisa over at Vegan Culinary Crusade. She makes a great raw granola of ground oats, nuts, and apricots served as part of a raw parfait. I stuck with those original ingredients and added a little bit of this, a little bit of that. All you need to do is bust out your food processor, no oven needed.

gorgeous and healthy!
gorgeous and healthy!

No-Bake Granola

½ cup pitted Medjool dates
1 cup whole raw almonds
½ cup whole oats
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup raisins
⅓ cup almond butter
¼ cup liquid coconut oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch sea salt

  1. Add dates to food processor and pulse to mince (do not over-process). Remove from processor and turn out into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add almonds to processor and grind to a powder. Add to dates.
  3. Add oats to processor and grind until fine, add to dates and almonds. Use your fingers to coat the date pieces in oat/almond flour. Add pumpkin seeds and raisins until mixture is combined. Set aside.
  4. Add almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to processor and blend until creamy. Pour over granola mixture, and mix with a large spoon to coat.
  5. Let stand at least an hour for flavors to meld. Serve cold with your favorite non-dairy milk, as a topping for oatmeal, or sprinkled over fresh fruit. Store mixture for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

Yield: 4-5 cups granola

 


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A vegan chef, cookbook author, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in San Francisco, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at AndreaBertoli.com, Vibrant Wellness Journal, Green Living Ideas and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram
  • VeganLisa

    It looks like a delicious variation. It would be a perfect post-surf meal. I hope the summer weather creates a slow calm on the Island that you can enjoy beachside at sunset. Here in Toronto, the heat has arrived, we’re all strolling slowly with big smiles. xo

    • andreadevon

      I love to think of you strolling and smiling on your morning commute in the big city! I was just thinking of you, because the boyfriend just booked camping permits to Na Pali hike on Kauai- wish you were here to join- you would be the perfect camping/hiking/food partner :) xo!