Raw Granola

The more interested I get in health food, the more I see reports for people who eat a raw food diet and have long, amazing lives. I’m not very interested in a raw foods diet, I mean, I make my living by cooking. I love the relationship we have with food, and I know that by eating mostly raw I would wind up isolating the social part of this relationship.

Lately, I’ve been focusing so much on creating dinners my husband can really get excited about that I find myself bloated and overfull most of the time. As a byproduct, I am craving raw meals. I eat smoothies with fresh fruit in the mornings, gigantic kale salads with shredded beets and carrots for lunch, and am chomping on apples like they’re about to become extinct.

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Enter the raw granola. Because I’m on my feet running around at my job for 6-8 hours a day, I can’t afford to eat the amount of raw veggies it would take to sustain that. I saw a picture of a raw granola recipe and decided to recreate my own. I made a small batch because due to the raw nature of it, I don’t think it will last very long. Its kind of crunchy, but tastes well milk or yogurt. I just poured all the ingredients in the food processer and let it run until it was nice and crunchy.

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Raw Granola

½ cup raw oat groats
6-8 raw dates
½ cup raw walnuts
½ cup raw almonds
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
½ cup raisins

 

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