Have you ever looked at the ingredient list of a store brand granola and thought, “what the heck?  I thought this was supposed to be healthy?”  Yeah, me too.  Most foods labeled as granola that you will find in grocery stores are stacked full of sugar and fats.  But not this recipe for Cocoa Date Granola! You will find only 4 ingredients here and NO preservatives, which means no unnecessary chemicals!  It’s so much fun to eat this granola with a nut milk or top on fruit, like we did with papaya and banana.  Oh, and did I mention that it is AMAZING on top of banana ‘nice’ cream?




15 dates

3 cups gluten-free oats

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 tbsp raw cocoa powder

splash water



In a food processor, add the dates and process until they are small bite size pieces.  Add the oats, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Pulse until all the ingredients are combined, adding a splash of water to create a bind between the ingredients. Be careful not to over-process or the oats will turn into a flour.  Store in a airtight container or ziplock baggie for up to a week.