You Can Make This Delicious Raw Granola Recipe in 5 Minutes or Less

Granola is the perfect breakfast food for people with a busy schedule, and a pretty popular vegan option. If you’re always on the lookout for tasty new recipes that don’t require a lot of work, we’ve got one just for you.

Dana Shultz from Minimalist Baker is also a fan of our favorite go-to breakfast food, and she shared her favorite recipe for raw granola that takes only five minutes to make. Her recipe is mostly based on raw nuts and dates, but you can easily add a bunch of other tasty ingredients to the mix.

You can also get creative when it comes to serving this 5-minute granola, and make it even tastier with different flavorings, fresh fruits, and yogurt. Check out the full list of ingredients and instructions, and see if you can come up with any amazing ideas on your own.


  • 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts (I subbed 1/3 of this amount with sprouted almonds)
  • 15 – 17 pitted dates (I prefer medjool/fresh sticky dates work best here)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 heaping Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats* (omit or substitute to keep truly raw)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  1. To a food processor (which will work better than a blender), add nuts and pulse a few times to roughly chop. Then add dates and pulse about 5 times to loosely combine.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. The mixture should resemble a chunky granola.
  3. At this point, you could add extra “flavor” in the form or cacao powder and cacao nibs, dried fruit of choice, or vanilla extract or powder. My preferred is cacao powder and nibs!
  4. Enjoy as is, on top of coconut yogurt, or with dairy-free milk! This would work in just about any scenario regular granola would.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. Transfer to the freezer for longer-term storage (up to 1 month).