If you haven’t heard of or tried rawnola before, you seriously have to. It’s such a quick recipe to make, and it will become a staple in your pantry! Rawnola is a raw version of granola. All you have to do is pulse the ingredients in a food processor, then add any mix-ins, like pumpkin seeds in this recipe. You can use this pumpkin spice rawnola in place of regular granola. My favourite way to eat it is to add plant milk and fruit and eat it like a cereal, but you can also eat it as is, top smoothie bowls with it, add it to parfaits, and so much more. It’s a great breakfast option, and also a really great meal for when you need something quick or on the go.
I love this recipe because it’s made completely of whole foods. Pumpkin seeds are so great for women’s health and hormone balance, and they have some of the highest protein in any plant food per cup. Pumpkin seeds are also a wonderful source of magnesium and calcium. The cinnamon and buckwheat will help to regulate your blood sugar and give you steady energy throughout your day.
Pumpkin Spice Rawnola
A pumpkin spice flavour of my favourite raw granola. Use it anywhere you would granola! This rawnola is nutrient dense and filling.
- 1 cup dates
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
- 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
In a food processor, pulse all of the ingredients except for the pumpkin seeds for about 1-2 minutes until everything is broken down and slightly sticking together because of the dates.There will be some whole buckwheat pieces which is completely fine.
Transfer the rawnola to the container you plan to store it in and add the pumpkin seeds. Mix the seeds in and store or serve immediately! Add plant milk and fruit to make it a cereal, eat it plain, add it to smoothie bowls and parfaits for extra protein, and so much more.