Date-Sweetened Granola with Almonds

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


A minimal ingredient granola that is date-sweetened instead of using traditional sweeteners. Make a big batch to eat throughout the week!



  • 4 medjool dates (roughly 2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 300˚ F and line a tray with parchment paper.
  2. Pit dates and combine with water in a small sauce pan. Cook until dates begin to break down and become soft. Once done, place in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  3. Whisk together 1/4 cup of date mixture and melted coconut oil. Combine with oats, almonds, salt and cinnamon. Stir until oats are coated.
  4. Pour out onto a covered baking tray and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so until oats are golden.


Tips and Tricks: If you like a little extra sweetness, add dried fruit to your granola after it bakes.

Stock up: Get the pantry ingredients you will need: oats, dates, coconut oil

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Nutrition: See the information.


  • Calories: 302
  • Sugar: 6.1
  • Sodium: 39.3
  • Fat: 15.3
  • Carbohydrates: 35.4
  • Fiber: 6.7
  • Protein: 9.2
  • Cholesterol: 0