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Black Sesame Tahini Granola

The Granola you didn't know you needed!

Oh hey there! I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe here but I promise I have good reasons. LIFE. Yes your girl has been living life over the past couple of months and it has been glorious. I recently returned from a 2 week training/vacation in Baja Mexico. I left my training feeling grounded and inspired but now on this side of things, also jetlagged and tired. Not to worry, the sun is shining and Spring is on the way.

I am SO EXCITED to share this new granola recipe with you. Many of you love my tried and true granola and other variations but this one is holy hell delicious and dare I say one of my best. The addition of black sesame and tahini are just magical as you will soon find out. If you don’t have black sesame, use white. I am positive the taste will be just as delicious.

a black bowl filled with granola
a jar with granola inside, in the background is a blurred vision of a black bowl with more granola and two pottery pots

Black Sesame Tahini Granola

Teri-Ann Carty
A few unique ingredients truly make this Black Sesame Tahini Granola that you didn't know you needed!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 10 cups


  • oven


Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats (gf if needed)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup dried coconut
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup black sesame seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • cup chopped hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon heaping
  • ¾ tsp sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 320 degrees. Convection if you have.
  • In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Place wet ingredients into a small pot and melt on the stove top over medium heat.
  • Add wet to dry and mix well.
  • Spread evenly onto 2 baking sheets.
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and gently shift the granola trying not to disturb it too much. Place it back in the oven and bake again for 10 minutes or until it is golden brown.
  • Leave the granola alone until it cools completely. This will help it to clump up nicely. Transfer to jars and enjoy!


IF you don't have black sesame, use white! If you don't have tahini, use whatever nut or seed butter you desire.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, granola, plant based, vegan

12 Responses

  1. I made this for the first time, and it’s great! My family loves it too. We were short a few ingredients (walnuts and hazelnuts), and it didn’t feel lacking. Will make again!

    1. Hey Meghan! I AM SO HAPPY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY LOVE IT! Keep baking and be sure to tag me in your amazing creations! Thanks for your support

  2. This recipe is my first time ever making homemade granola and I love it!! But I found that the 20 minute bake time plus the extra 10 minutes after shifting granola was far too long. I know all ovens are different but I’m curious about whether this has happened to anyone else because the granola isn’t just a bit overdone, it’s burnt! Will definitely try again and bake for shorter time.

    1. I am so sorry your granola burned! It’s happened to me and it’s never nice🥹
      You clearly have a super powerful oven so I would try decreasing the temperature to 300 convection and at the 20 minute mark check its status. You don’t want undercooked granola either so keep a watchful eye👀Please report back and tell me what your sweet spot timing and temperature ends up being. Xxxx

  3. Thanks for your thoughtful response! I tried it again in two batches, one at 300 for 20 minutes and one at 320 for 15-17 minutes. Both were great, but I think I prefer 320 for a shorter amount of time for the slightly crunchier result. Most importantly, neither burned!! I love this recipe and all of the flavors!!

  4. I do not have a convection oven altho it is new (yay) and your directions for oven temp says convection. Do I still use the same temp to bake? Eg: 350 convection same for non convection?
    Thank you

  5. Hi. I tried this recipe of yours and it turned out perfect. The only change I did was I didn’t add cocoa powder. Thank you so much for this and so many other lovely granola recipes.

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