Cookie dough rawnola.
Rawnola? Yes! It’s a granola that hasn’t been baked and retains all of its wonderful nutrition in raw form. The recipe is incredibly adaptive to accommodate your palate preference and the uses are simply endless. Eat straight up with your favorite nut milk. Top your favorite non-dairy yogurt, nice cream, vegan ice cream or dip banana or any other fruit in it. Also perfect atop nut butter toast. My girls eat it in a variety of ways! Packed with protein, essential fats, fiber along with being nutrient dense this cereal is a winner.
Love dried fruit? My youngest adds raisins or dried cherries to this cereal as well as toasted coconut flakes. Nuts and seeds can be added or removed and you can use whatever nut butter you prefer or have on hand. So excited to share this super easy recipe with you all! Let’s get started…
1.5 cups of gluten free old fashioned oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
2 tablespoons of melted organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons of creamy nut butter (I used Justin’s Almond Butter – Maple flavor)
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or paste
1/2 cup of almonds, pistachios, walnuts or any seeds you wish
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoons of chia seeds (I used black)
1 teaspoon of flax seed meal
2-3 tablespoons of chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life dairy free chips)
Place the oats in your food processor and blend until you achieve a flour-like consistency. Then proceed to add the remaining ingredients and blend. I stop the machine about about 45 seconds to scrape down the sides. Process for another minute or so. Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 14 days.
I’m finally starting to feel like I’m working hard on my fitness. I’m not really limited, minus running/jumping until my next ortho appt., and have been spending hours at the gym. I’ve been really focusing on my nutrition – if you’re on snapchat (kneadtocook), and share what I eat daily along with my calorie counts. I know I have a long road ahead of me but I’m working hard and looking forward to getting back in top shape. This is my summary this week (first week back after 2 weeks of traveling):
Sunday: 20 mile trail bike ride (lots of hills) along with multiple dog walks
Monday: 1 hour elliptical along with weights for my upper body and some core work
That’s it from here. I have PT today so that will be an intense session of balancing work, strength and mobility. Wishing you all a great day and comment on this post letting me know if you make this recipe. Would love to know your thoughts!
— Knead to Cook