Tahini Granola = Game-Changing Breakfast
You know how much I love making (and eating) my fancy bowls for breakfast. But it’s always good to have something in handy that you can just throw it in and have breakfast ready within 5 minutes. I have been making this tahini granola almost every week now as this is just so delicious and perfect for breakfast. This recipe is simple, highly-customizable and quick. Perfect for breakfast or dessert, it will surely brighten up your morning (if not day)!
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Tahini Is the New Peanut Butter
If you haven’t tried tahini before, you are definitely missing out. Similar to any other nut butter, tahini is basically sesame paste made by ground up sesame seeds to release the oil. While peanut butter tastes like peanuts, tahini has a slightly nutty and bitter taste. Texture wise, tahini is creamier and runnier, when compared with other nut or seed butter. Despite the difference in flavor profile and consistency, you can pretty much substitute peanut butter with tahini in any recipes.
Similar to most of my recipes, this tahini granola is highly customisable. You can easily replace or switch out most ingredients without any difficulties. For example, you can substitute tahini with any kinds of nut or seed butter, or you can even use nutella (vegan of course!) if you are feeling fancy. Sesame seeds can be replaced by any nuts & seeds you prefer. And rolled oats with buckwheat or steel cut oats. In this recipe, I used goji berries because I love them and they look beautiful in it. However, if you don’t have them in hand or don’t really like the taste of goji berries, feel free to use raisins, chopped dates, dried figs or apricots. You can also throw in some vegan chocolate chips too if you are craving something sweeter.
Tahini Granola (The Best Granola Recipe)Course: Breakfast, GranolaCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
This recipe is simple, highly-customizable and quick. Perfect for breakfast or dessert, it will surely brighten up your morning (if not day)!
- Dry Ingredients
1 cup almonds (chopped)
- Wet Ingredients
1/2 cup tahini*
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp vegan butter
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon clove
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/2 cup goji berries**
- Heat oven to 325°F (or 160°C). Line a large baking tray before mixing your granola.
- In a large bowl, mix rolled oats and chopped almonds.
- In another bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together until everything in well mixed.
- Pour the tahini mixture over the oats mixture, and stir until evenly combined.
- Spread the granola out evenly on the lined baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir it. Then bake for another 5-10 minutes or until it turn golden brown. Every oven is different so remember to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
- Remove baking tray from the oven. Let the granola cool until it reaches room temperature.
- Now, break the granola up into your desired size of clumps and add in the additional add-ins. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.
- * Feel free to use any nut or seed butter of your preference
- ** Can be substituted with any kinds of dried fruits such as raisins, chopped dates, dried figs or apricots