Fruit and Nut Granola

Since I do not currently have a kitchen due to remodeling, I needed a simple no-bake granola with minimal clean-up.  I came across this recipe online and I absolutely love it!  It’s not really a crunchy granola but makes a great alternative to cereal.

This recipe was adapted from here:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dates (soaked in water)
  • 1/4 cup almonds (soaked for 8 hours)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (soaked for 8 hours)
  • 1/4 cup pecans (soaked for 8 hours)
  • 1/4 apple, chopped (about 2 slices)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
Directions:
  1. In a food processor, place dates and a little of the soak water and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the apple, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt and pulse until coarsely chopped.  Pour into a medium bowl.
  3. Drain the nuts and place them in the food processor.  Pulse until coarsely chopped and pour into the same bowl as the date paste mixture.
  4. Stir in  pumpkin seeds, raisins, and cranberries until everything is well combined.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
This granola can be used to top oats or yogurt, but my favorite is to eat it as a cereal.  Just put some in a bowl and pour almond milk on top for a delicious, filling, and healthy breakfast!

A 1/4 cup serving yields approximately 144 calories and 3.5g protein.

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