This chocolate rawnola, otherwise known as raw granola, contains just five healthy ingredients! It’s a vegan, gluten-free recipe that is great for breakfast or sprinkled on top of smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal.

a wooden spoon scooping chocolate rawnola out of a white bowl

What is rawnola?

As the name suggests, rawnola is simply raw granola. Yup, raw + granola = rawnola.

It’s typically consumed for breakfast with plant milk (such as almond or coconut milk) and fresh fruit. Alternatively, you can sprinkle rawnola on top of smoothie bowls, yogurt, or oatmeal. Better yet, it can be enjoyed all on its own!

This chocolate raw granola is soft and chewy, contains NO refined sugar, no dehydrator is needed, and it’s ready within five minutes. What are you waiting for? Let’s get into it!

chocolate rawnola inside a glass mason jar

What ingredients are in chocolate rawnola?

With just 5 healthy ingredients, you’ll have the easiest chocolate rawnola ready to eat!

  • Rolled oats
  • Medjool dates
  • Raw almonds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
white bowls filled with rolled oats, almonds, medjool dates, cocoa powder, and coconut flakes

How to Make Chocolate Rawnola

For the full recipe, scroll down to view the recipe card below.

This 5-minute recipe is beyond simple! Follow the three easy steps below:

  1. Add the oats, medjool dates, almonds, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, and salt to a food processor.
  2. Process the ingredients to form an evenly crumbled mixture.
  3. Serve with fresh fruit and your favorite nondairy milk.
chocolate rawnola inside a white bowl

Kaylie’s tips:

  • Use soft, fresh medjool dates. If you only have access to dry/hard dates, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes. After, drain the water and dry the dates with a paper towel.
  • Remove the pits from your medjool dates. Purchase pitted medjool dates or remove them prior to processing.
  • Use cocoa powder or cacao powder for this recipe! I used cocoa powder, but there are many benefits of raw cacao.
  • Serve this raw granola with fresh fruit and plant milk, or sprinkle on top of yogurt, smoothie bowls, and oatmeal.
  • Create bliss balls. That’s right – you can form bliss balls with this rawnola! Simply roll a tablespoon of rawnola into a round ball. Repeat to create as many bliss balls as desired.
  • Keep this chocolate rawnola stored in a mason jar or airtight container. Place in the pantry to maintain a soft and chewy texture. If refrigerated, it will become a bit drier and harder.
almond milk being poured over a bowl of chocolate rawnola with strawberries and banana

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a wooden spoon scooping chocolate rawnola out of a white bowl

Chocolate Rawnola (5 ingredients!)

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  • Author: purelykaylie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegan


Chocolate rawnola is a delicious breakfast! Enjoy it with fresh fruit and plant milk or sprinkle on top of smoothie bowls, yogurt, and oatmeal. 


  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 12 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 1/4 tsp salt 


  1. Add oats, almonds, coconut flakes, medjool dates, and salt to a food processor. 
  2. Process (chop/pulse) ingredients until an evenly crumbled mixture forms. 
  3. Store in a mason jar or airtight container. 


  • Keep stored in the pantry.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 4g

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