Sesame Granola

January 17, 2009 § 2 Comments


This recipe was tweaked from and inspired by Vimala Rodger’s “Killer Granola” in her book, Vegetarian Meals for People-On-The-Go.   My favorite way to eat this granola is with fresh berries + plain yogurt mixed with good maple syrup.  I also eat it like cereal with a few splashes of rice milk.

4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened, organic coconut slivers
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
1/4 cup raw pepitas
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup raw slivered almonds
1/4 cup raw pecan pieces
1/2 cup raw walnut pieces
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup honey*
2 tablespoons vanilla

After baking, add:
1 cup favorite dried fruit (Medjool dates are especially good)

*If following a strict vegan diet, use a low grade maple syrup instead.


1.  Preheat oven to 350.

2.  Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

3.  Combine liquid ingredients and whisk for a few seconds.  Pour over dry ingredients.  Mix with a large spoon until all the oats, seeds, and nuts get covered with the “sauce.”

4.  Spread oats on two large pans all the way to the edges.  The granola will cook faster if all the oats are nicely spaced out and not piled up.

5.  Cook until oats become golden-brown.  The oats may feel a little damp to the touch when you take them out of the oven.  Leave them in the baking sheet for about 7 minutes and they will dry out.  Top with your favorite dried fruit, eat for breakfast and store the rest!  This recipe makes a large batch that lasts me a few weeks.

Diet Notes: Vegan (see asterisk)


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