As the spring equinox nears, the promise of warmer days (even in the UK) proves exciting. Recently, my bowl of oats have been failing to fully satisfy me in the mornings. Thus, trial-and-error lead me to the conclusion that raw breakfasts may be my new heroes for Spring days ahead. This fruit and nut (oil and refined sugar-free) rawnola have been one of those.
I have succumbed to eating 1 whole cup of oats and various add-ins to make porridge with in the mornings but I have often felt very bloated after – due to the volume of heavy food in my stomach very early on. Thus, raw breakfasts – from smoothies, fruit platters and raw cereals – have been my go-to.
This fruit and nut rawnola is a fabulous concoction of my pantry staples – perfect for those on a budget or those times when fresh produce is not readily accessible/in high abundance. The use of dates as a binder and natural sweetener (hence the omission of both oil and sugar, common additives in commercial granola) worked achingly well! I was so excited to share this as my only other granola/’banola’ recipe is my most popular post to date.
This is not a *quick* breakfast recipe as such, but the sweet and crunchy combination makes this a perfect lazy day fuel.
Fruit & nut rawnola recipe
Serves 1. Eat immediately!
1/2 cup oats
4 dates, pitted
1/3 cup of dried fruit and nuts (I used a combination of almonds, walnuts and sultanas)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- Soak the dates in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
- Once soaked and soft, drain the water and place the dates in your cereal bowl. Mash with a fork until a paste is formed.
- Add the oats, dried fruit and nuts and cinnamon. Mix until combined.
- Add the ground flaxseeds, and mix. Enjoy your bowl of rawnola with banana slices and your preferred dairy-free milk (I also like using coconut water).
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What do you think of this rawnola recipe – will you be trying it? What are your favourite ‘warm weather’ cereals?