Winter Warmer Nutty Gingerbread Grawnola

This raw vegan granola (grawnola) is winter's delight in a single bite. Boldly spiced crisp clusters of oats, sprouted buckwheat, creamy cashews, buttery macadamias, nutty almonds and sweet dried fruits are bound together by dates and coconut. Naturally sweetened and no added sugar in this cornucopia of nutty treasures!

Author: SabrinaChu
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
  • 144 g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats
  • 144 g (1 cup) activated almonds
  • 72 g (1/2 cup) activated cashews
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) activated macadamia nuts
  • 37 g (1/4 cup) activated pumpkin seeds
  • 43 g (1/4 cup) sprouted buckwheat
  • 60 g (6 tbsp) mixed dried fruits, roughly chopped (dried cherries, apricots, raisins)
  • 1 tbsp Gingerbread Spice (see Notes for DIY)
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 200 g (14-15 no) pitted Medjool dates
  • 90 g (6 tbsp) coconut butter
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) filtered water
Instructions
  1. Coarsely chop the almonds and macadamia nuts. Alternatively, you may use a food processor and pulse into medium-size chunks.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.

  3. In a blender or using the same food processor, blend the dates with coconut butter and water until a smooth paste.

  4. Transfer the date paste into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix will with your hands until everything is well and evenly distributed.

  5. Spread the mixture loosely on dehydrator trays lined with Paraflexx sheets. Dehydrate at 46°C for 24 hours until completely dry. Allow the grawnola to cool to room temperature before storing in airtight containers. Best consumed within 3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Gingerbread Spice
3 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp allspice powder
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp cloves powder

Nut-free Option
Replace the nuts with equal quantity of your favourite seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame or hemp seeds).

Suggested Use
Topping for smoothie bowls, snack or ice cream; packaged as gifts