Cinnamon Date Breakfast Granola
Skip store-bought and make your own granola for breakfast! I promise this version tastes way better and will leave you a lot more satisfied than a bowl of Special K.
Cashews and dates offer the perfect balance of sweet & salty and a dose of energy that lasts well into the afternoon. My recipe is an adaptation of these Coconut Cashew Bars. I just had the idea to add a few more things and enjoy it with almond milk and fresh berries as cereal versus a snack. Hope you enjoy it too!
It's super simple to whip up a batch at home that will last you up to two weeks.
This recipe makes 10 servings.
Here's what you need:
- 2.5 C raw cashews
- 1 box pitted dated (about 12 of them)
- 1/3 C coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 2 heading tablespoons almond butter
- Dash of cinnamon
In a Vitamix or food processor, pulse the cashews until they break down into tiny pieces. Add in the dates and pulse them until a doughy consistency forms, like a Lara bar. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the almond butter, coconut and cinnamon.
Transfer the mixture into a sqaure dish and smooth the top with a spatula.
Seal and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. You can keep them in the freezer too and take one out 20-30 minutes before you want to enjoy with some milk and fresh berries. I like sliced strawberries best.
Image credits: https://www.thebewitchinkitchen.com/coconut-cashew-bars/