I love breakfast, maybe it’s because I’m a morning person. Although I am very happy to eat breakfast type foods at any time of the day! I really can’t get through the day if I’ve not eaten breakfast, something my mum instilled in me from a very young age. But I also appreciate easy breakfasts mid-week that required little or no prep. Step in my quick and easy granola recipe! With just 4 ingredients I promise it takes no more than 5 minutes to prep.
I have been eating this pretty much every day, Monday to Friday, for about 6 months now. I love this granola recipe. Mainly because it is super quick and easy and there is no baking required!
Now, after some research I realised that technically Granola is a baked cereal which normally combines grains with a sweetener and oil in order to bind the ingredients together. Muesli is actually used to describe ‘uncooked cereal’. So yes, this is technically a muesli but I see it more as a rawnola!
Also, there is no added sugar to this recipe. I found when reading about how to make granola lots of the recipes added quite a lot of sugar! I wanted to keep things on the healthier side and find the dates keep it sweet enough.
I make this every Sunday and it lasts me through the week. Just make sure to keep it in an air-tight container.
Quick and Easy No-Bake Granola
- 1.5 cups dates
- 1.5 cups large rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup roasted almond flakes
- Whiz the dates in a food processor for about a minute, until they are chopped up quite equally. You don’t want random massive chunks of dates.
- Add the oats to the dates and whiz again for a few seconds until the oats are mixed through and starting to break up. Don’t over do it though otherwise you’ll just get oat dust!
- Empty into your airtight container and add the coconut and almonds and mix through.
You can swap in other nuts or seeds depending on what you like. Raisins would also work, but I am pretty much addicted to dates so these are a staple for me!
Also, can we take a moment to appreciate this beautiful chopping board! I was instantly drawn to the white marble and lovely light mango wood combination. It’s great to bring out for dinners parties laden with antipasti or cheeses. I now want to add more marble accessories to our kitchen!
Over the summer I would add some fresh fruit like nectarines or strawberries, but now I usually just eat the granola with greek yoghurt or milk. I wonder if I’ll ever tire of it!
What is your favourite quick and easy breakfast to make?
*KitchenCraft very kindly sent me the chopping board, but all opinions and marble loving are my own!