Nut-Free Date and Cardamom Granola

Nut-free date and cardamom granola

Nut-Free Date and Cardamom Granola


This fragrant nut-free date and cardamom granola is inspired by flavours from the Middle East. You’ll know by now that I don’t believe in eating refined sugars, but this is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth as the dates and spices give it a burst of natural sweetness. Prepare on a Sunday and enjoy all week long.

Ready in 40 minutes Good For


Preheat the oven to 140 C.

Mix the date syrup, coconut oil, salt, cardamom ,cinnamon and vanilla together in a bowl.

In another bowl mix the oats, puffed oats, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds together.

Pour the dry mix into the wet mix and stir together well.

Place on a baking paper lined tray and roast for 35 minutes, stirring every 15 until evenly golden and crunchy.

Leave to cool then add the raisins and place in an air tight container for 1 week.


  • Celine

    Hi Madeleine – I made this today and it was delicious! I’ve tried several different granola recipes in the past and this is the first one that I’ll be making again. Mine only formed a few crunchy clusters though – do you think adding a bit more date syrup next time might help? xoxo

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hello Celine, oh amazing I’m so glad you liked it!! Yes you can get more clusters adding more date syrup xx

    • Celine

      Thanks Madeleine! looking forward to trying that out :) xoxo

  • Caroline

    I made this using the cardamon drops – available from ocado. I also added a bit of honey. Best ever recipe for Granola. Absolutely love it

    • Madeleine Shaw

      I’m so glad you liked it xx

  • Kate

    This sounds great Madeline! where do you buy your ground cardamom from? I find it tricky to find in the uk. Thanks :)

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Ocado or waitrose is great xx

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