Vegan + Gluten-free Rawnola

I like quick and easy recipes with minimal ingredients and I’m always looking for recipes that fit this description. I’m a creature of habit and so is my husband (thank goodness) so we eat a lot of the same meals every week. I have found this to work well for me in this phase of life so I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with my family. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I like to fill up on healthy carbohydrates first thing in the morning to feel pleasantly full and energetic.

So, today I wanted to share my favorite breakfast recipe that is so quick, delicious and nutrient dense! This is the perfect breakfast to make in the morning before work or even the night before to save more time. I recommend making a large batch on Sunday for the whole week so its prepped and ready for you. You can also throw it on yogurt, munch it as a midday snack or top it on your favorite dessert!

Ingredients that love you back

Rawnola is a 1-bowl, 5-minute raw version of granola with dates and dried fruit for natural sweetness, nuts for crunch and protein, and plenty of seeds for healthy fats! All of the ingredients are in raw form, which is what makes it quick and easy to throw together. You can get creative and use whatever nuts, seeds, fruit, and nut butter you like to make it your own!

1. Oats

Are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidant plant compounds. They’re also rich high in fiber and a great source of carbohydrates.

2. Figs

Contain a wealth of beneficial nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium, and chlorine. Figs are also a great source of potassium, fiber, anti-cancer properties and have been shown in studies to help combat anemia.

3. Dates

Are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. These edible sweet fruits make great natural sweeteners and sugar alternatives, but they’re not just delicious. They’ve also been proven to decrease cholesterol and boost bone health.

4. Dried blueberries

Remain one of the most nutritious, antioxidant-rich types of fruit in the world and have been shown to do everything from enhance brain health to keep your heart strong. Plus, in addition to the long list of health benefits of blueberries, these fruits are also super sweet, low-calorie and delicious.

5. Pumpkin seeds

Offer a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc. Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses that also contain free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost.

6. Walnuts

Are one of the best foods for your health, with a nearly perfect package of protein, healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols, antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals.

7. Almond milk

Is one of the best cancer-fighting foods, shown in labs to reduce the growth of cancer cells. Almond milk only minimally affects your blood sugar, meaning it’s great for people who are watching their blood sugar, and your body will use the nutrients found in almond milk to create energy, not store as fat.

Recipe

Vegan + Gluten-free Rawnola

Ingredients
RAWNOLA
  • 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts
  • 10 pitted medjool dates (fresh sticky dates work best)
  • 5-7 figs
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Toppings (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp dried blueberries or fruit of choice
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup cocoa nibs
  • Drizzled almond butter
 Instructions
  1. To a food processor (which will work better than a blender), add walnuts and pulse a few times to roughly chop. Then add dates and figs and pulse about 5 times to loosely combine.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. The mixture should resemble a chunky granola.
  3. Add your toppings of your choice to the Rawnola from the above list.
  4. Enjoy as is, on top of coconut yogurt, or with dairy-free milk! I usually use almond milk.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or in the fridge for several weeks. Transfer to the freezer for longer-term storage.

If you try this recipe, comment here or tag a photo on Instagram with #bewellbyjess. Enjoy! 

By | 2018-04-16T19:50:54+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Breakfast, gluten-free, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Wellness|0 Comments

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