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Vegan Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola

Vegan granola that is oil-free, dates sweetened and can be made gluten-free. Only requires 7 ingredients. Perfect as a plant-based breakfast meal prep.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 large jar


  • 125 g dates about 3/4 cup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups oats*
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes*
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs*


  • Soak the dates in hot water for 20 mins to soften them . ( you can omit this step if your dates are moist and soft. )
  • Preheat oven to 150 Celsius.
  • Blend the dates and water in a high speed blender until smooth.
  • In a bowl, mix the blended dates together with the peanut butter. In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Spread it onto a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for 20 mins
  • After 20 mins, stir the granola.
  • Bake it in the oven for another 10-20 mins until it turns golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Let it cool and enjoy!


*Coconut flakes and cacao nibs can be replaces with chocolate chips, nuts or seeds of choice.
**To make it gluten-free, use gluten-free oats.
Granola can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month. 
Keyword dates, gluten-free, oats