If you find traditional granola recipes to be overly sweet, add tahini! Tahini’s savory flavor is the perfect complement to this simple recipe, perfect with a splash of milk, layered with yogurt and fruit or sprinkled over your favorite ice cream!
Be sure to check the notes at the end for helpful tips and “mix-in” ideas!
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl whisk the tahini, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt until smooth. Add the oats and mix to coat thoroughly. Spread in an even layer on your prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Let cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack. Break into clumps and store in an airtight container.
You can substitute an equal amount of honey for the maple syrup.
You can add in any mix-ins that you like! Suggested mix-ins are: 3/4 cup chopped nuts, 1 cup shredded coconut, 1 cup chocolate chips or 1 cup of dried fruit. If using dried fruit, cut up larger fruits like apricots or dates, and always add them after the granola comes out of the oven.
You can store the granola at room temperature for a few days. For longer storage, and to preserve the crunchy texture, keep in the freezer.