I’ve come across a several methods of making rawnola: rubbed by hand, pulsed in a food processor or chopped with a knife. Pulsing the ingredients in a food processor until the dates clump with the other ingredients is a quick method and results in pleasing soft rawnola clumps. For a treat when guests come, I sometimes add chopped vegan chocolate almonds or vegan chocolate chunks, rather decadent, but very delicious. If you've a big family, double or triple the recipe.
· Because dates are loaded with both soluble and insoluble fibre and amino acids, they help to normalise digestive function. Dates also contain minerals like copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium, calcium phosphorous, and iron, as well as vitamins.
V, GF, SF
1½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup GF oats
½ cup almonds
1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
1/4 cup vegan chocolate, for chocolate rawnola
Add pitted dates, coconut, oats and almonds (and chocolate) to the food processor. Process until the dates partially clump with the other ingredients. Drizzle the rice malt syrup over the mixture and pulse to combine. Store rawnola in glass jars in the refrigerator up to a week. Serve with fruit, almond milk and smoothies.