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The Unstoppable Granola

(dried fruit, ginger, and maca granola)
Homemade granola cereal that packs a punch
  • Preparation 5 minutes
  • Cooking 24 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 4 cups (450 g)
See ingredients
  • 75 g (¼ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) plant-based milk or milk of your choice

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chia seeds

  • ½ teaspoon (2 ml) ground ginger, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) raw maca powder (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) raw cacao nibs (optional)

  • Pinch of salt

  • 100 g (1 cup) certified gluten-free rolled oats or regular rolled oats

  • 50 g (¼ cup) gluten-free puffed cereal

  • 65 g (½ cup) dried cranberries or raisins

  • 40 g (½ cup) toasted coconut flakes

  • 113 g (⅔ cup) mixed dried fruits (I like the Patience® Fruit & Co Organic Bursting Blend)

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 75 g (¼ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) plant-based milk or milk of your choice

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chia seeds

  • ½ teaspoon (2 ml) ground ginger, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) raw maca powder (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) raw cacao nibs (optional)

  • Pinch of salt

  • 100 g (1 cup) certified gluten-free rolled oats or regular rolled oats

  • 50 g (¼ cup) gluten-free puffed cereal

  • 65 g (½ cup) dried cranberries or raisins

  • 40 g (½ cup) toasted coconut flakes

  • 113 g (⅔ cup) mixed dried fruits (I like the Patience® Fruit & Co Organic Bursting Blend)

8 steps

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • In a large bowl, combine the date puree and the plant-based milk (or milk of your choice).

  • Incorporate the chia seeds, ground ginger, raw maca powder, raw cacao nibs, salt, gluten-free oats, gluten-free puffed cereal, dried cranberries or raisins, coconut flakes and mixed dried fruits, and mix well.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.

  • Spread the cereal over the baking sheet.

  • Bake for about 12 minutes, then stir and bake for another 12 minutes.

  • Turn the oven off and let the cereal rest in the oven’s residual heat for at least an hour.

  • And here it is: a great Unstoppable granola.

History

I just love the taste of maca, and this root has an incredible ability to boost your energy levels. Other benefits include stimulating the immune system, invigorating the body and relieving stress. WOW! All that in such a small root. In short, I felt like adding it to my cereal in the morning so I devised the Unstoppable Granola, a granola with NO ADDED REFINED SUGAR.

You have to agree it’s crazy the amount of added sugar there is in most store-bought granola cereals and to think you can actually sweeten granola with date puree. Why go without? I suggest trying this recipe using my vanilla date puree. For an even tastier morning treat, I highly recommend making yourself a yogurt parfait with caramel date puree (or original, vanilla or chocolate) and my Unstoppable Granola. Yumski!

This recipe will feature in my upcoming cookbook, available in summer 2021.

Storage

  • One or two weeks in the pantry.

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

The recipe calls for a plant-based beverage, can I use regular cow’s milk instead?

Yes, always.

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.