Once you try this homemade tahini granola recipe, you’ll want to make it again and again! The giant clusters are super crunchy and totally addicting.
Hello, my name is Alex, and I have an obsession with homemade granola. I love the ease, the sweet smell as it bakes, and the crunchy, better-than-store-bought clusters you’re rewarded with at the end.
Every time I create a new granola recipe, I declare it as my favorite. But I’m serious, I think this tahini granola might ACTUALLY be my favorite one. The tahini adds a richness to all the flavors. It also makes for even thicker clusters! If you get an extra large cluster, it’s almost like eating a crunchy oatmeal cookie.
What’s in tahini granola?
Here are the ingredients you need to make this granola recipe:
Old fashioned rolled oats
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Ingredient substitution suggestions
If you don’t have some of those ingredients on hand, don’t fret! You can make substitutions based on what you have stocked in your pantry right now. Here are some recommendations:
Swap pecans and slivered almonds for other nuts. I think cashews, pistachios, and walnuts would all be wonderful in this recipe.
Sub honey or agave for maple syrup. Use whatever liquid sweetener you prefer. I personally love the flavor maple syrup adds to granola, but it’s definitely not the only option.
Swap chia seeds or hemp hearts for sesame seeds. Or just eliminate the seeds altogether, no biggie!
Choose a different dried fruit instead of golden raisins. Regular raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots, or chopped dates would all taste fantastic with this recipe.
Use a creamy nut butter in place of tahini. Kind of defeats the purpose of “tahini” granola, but creamy peanut butter or almond butter would substitute just fine in this recipe. In fact, I am tempted to try them myself! Just make sure you are using natural creamy nut butter – no other ingredients besides nuts. We want that runny texture!
How to make tahini granola
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl: oats, nuts, spices, coconut, salt, and sesame seeds.
Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl: maple syrup, coconut oil, tahini, and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until golden brown.
Let cool, then use your hands to break into clusters.