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2 Easy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

CocoCardio Granola

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  • Author: The Green Creator
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x
  • Category: breakfast, snack, chocolate
  • Cuisine: suitable for vegans, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free


This nutty cacao granola mixture with oats, seeds and puffed quinoa is delicious as a snack or a porridge when warm (almond) milk is added. Perfect to make ahead!


  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 2 Tbs. Madre Labs CocoCardio
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cardamom
  • 1 Tbs. almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 cup (200 ml) almond milk
  • 1 cup (100 gr) rolled oats
  • 3 Tbs. sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup (35 gr) puffed quinoa (optional, other nuts/ seeds or dried fruits will also go well with this recipe)
  • coconut flakes (optional)


  1. Blend the dates with Madre Labs CocoCardio, cinnamon, cardamom, almond butter and almond milk. You should have a thick blend.
  2. Add the oats, sunflower seeds and puffed quinoa to a bowl and knead in the blend with your hands or a spoon.
  3. Once all the oats, seeds and quinoa are well covered prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Distribute the mixture on the parchment paper and place in a preheated oven on 425 °F / 220 °C.
  4. After 20 minutes the oats in the granola should be crispy. Depending on your oven this may take a bit longer or shorter. Serve as a granola with (warm) milk.