No Bake Granola Cakes

No bake cakes made with fruit and nuts, a perfect vegan and gluten-free snack.

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 3 tablespoon brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or honey
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut + extra for sprinkling
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes – to make paleo or grain-free, replace with additional nuts or seeds
  • 3 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Combine almond butter, rice syrup, vanilla, and coconut oil in a small sauce pan. Heat on medium low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until drippy/liquidy stirring every minute or so. Be sure it doesn’t burn!
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour heated almond butter mixture into nuts and seeds bowl, and stir until all pieces are coated.
  4. Spoon mixture into large muffin liners or muffin tin [the mixture will be very clumpy and you will doubt that it will all hold together, but don’t worry… it will!], pressing down firmly on each one and flattening with hands.
  5. Sprinkle with coconut and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.

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Notes

If honey is used, recipe is no longer vegan.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 178
  • Calories from Fat: 117
  • Total Fat: 13
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Carbs: 12.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Net Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Sugars: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g