Oatmeal Cookie Granola

"This oil-free and naturally sweetened granola tastes like an oatmeal cookie in clustery breakfast form. Just 8 ingredients and 35 minutes is all it takes to make this highly addicting dessert-for-breakfast."
-- @ellielikescooking
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1/2 cup date paste
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons raisins


  • Step 1

    To make the date paste, blend 1/4 cup water with about 1/2 cup of pitted dates. You want to end up with 1/2 cup of date paste, so add more or less as needed. The final date paste should still be thick (but stirrable) and not runny.

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 320°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  • Step 3

    Mix together date paste, almond butter, and vanilla. In a separate large bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients.

  • Step 4

    Add the date mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until the dry ingredients are evenly coated in the date mixture. Mix carefully so as not to break the crispy rice cereal.

  • Step 5

    Spread the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Push down on the mixture with a baking spatula so it is flat and even. Bake for 20 minutes, mixing halfway through to prevent the bottom from burning.

  • Step 6

    Let cool completely. It will firm up as it cools. Store leftovers in an air-tight container.

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