If I had to define the an ideal, balanced breakfast, this bowl of rawnola and fruits along with cashew milk would definitely be a top contender. See when I say balanced, I mean nutrition and fiber, how filling it is, and how delicious it is as well.

This is not often mentioned but raw nuts and seeds are somehow far more filling than their roasted counterparts. I, for one, can eat a seemingly unlimited amount of roasted nuts once I get started. Not so with the raw ones though; two handfuls and I would have had enough.

Feeling full is important, especially after breakfast. It is not a good feeling to run around hungry at a time of day when you could be at your most productive. You also need a good energy source. Carbs are great, especially for short term. And good fats, like those from nuts, are the kind of slow-release source that’s going to keep you going.

Other essential qualities of a good breakfast are that it needs to be easy, fun and delicious. This one fits the bill perfectly. And the recipe for the rawnola part is below:

3.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Dreamy Leaf
  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconuts and/or your favorite raw nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  1. Put everything in the food possessor and pulse a few times. Careful not to over-mix it, you don't want to end up with a sticky dough.

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6 thoughts on “Rawnola

  1. I’ve actually never had my granola just raw! I’ve had it dehydrated before, so it gets nice and crunchy, but I imagine just as is could feel like indulging in pre-baked dough – so indulgent!!

    Looks yum =)

  2. Is something missing from this recipe? As in something remotely wet/sticky (more than raisins) to bind it? I ended up with a fine, dry powder instead of anything resembling granola 🙁

    1. I am trying to figure out what went wrong. Possible issues are using raisins that were not moist, or using roasted nuts instead of raw, or simply grinding too much in the food processor. You only need to pulse it a bunch of times. Hope this helps. ❤️

  3. What is the consistency suppose to be? Ive pulsed mine several times but the raisins don’t seem to break up. Is it suppose to stick together somewhat? My isn’t sticking together at all.

    1. Hi Linda, it is not supposed to stick together. Please keep in mind that this is a rawnola so we can’t really reproduce the crunchy, sticky, glazed texture of regular granola. But it should be delicious nonetheless.

  4. I like this recipe a lot; it’s a good jumping off point for lots of experimentation. I like to add a little bit more dried fruit to mine and then form into balls for easy storage. It really helps to soak the dried fruit, then gently squeeze out the excess water before adding them to the food processor. So far I’ve added chia seeds, sunflower seeds, dried apricots, figs, goji berries, and powdered peanut butter, all with good results. Thanks for the recipe!

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