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Healthiest Ever Granola

40 min

Snack

Homemade staple

Breakfast

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

This is one of our favourite no-oil and sugar-free granola recipes. It makes a huge batch of granola that can be enjoyed for days and days - on smoothies, plant-based yogurts, or as a snack. It's slightly sweet, and slightly savoury, and the flavours can be varied up each time depending on the dried fruit or nuts added in.

Servings

(½ cup per serving)

Total

40 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

30 min

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Ingredients

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  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Add the dates, tahini, and water to a food processor and blend on high until creamy.
  3. To a large bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix.
  4. Add in the date mixture to the bowl and mix with your hands until well combined.
  5. Spread the granola evenly on parchment-lined baking tray and press flat.
  6. Bake in the centre rack of the oven for 25 - 30 minutes, stopping one or two times to stir and flatten again if needed to prevent burning and to ensure the granola cooks evenly.
  7. When the granola is lightly golden, remove from the oven and let cool on the baking tray. Note the granola continues to harden as it cools.
  8. When fully cooled, transfer to an airtight container or large glass storage jar.

Notes

  • * If the dates are not soft, soak in warm water until softened, drain.
  • ** Add the raisins to bake with the rest of the ingredients if you like raisins that are slightly caramelised and hardened. Alternatively, add the raisins after everything is finished baking and stir in so that the raisins remain chewy.
  • This recipe has been slightly modified from Jenny Mustards’ Super Healthy Granola recipe, and is shared with permission.

Storage

  • Store sealed on the counter for up to two weeks.

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Ella - Oct. 14, 2021, 1:59 a.m.

Amazing! Nice sweetness and crunchy thank you <3


Suzan - Sept. 30, 2021, 10:09 p.m.

My go to granola cereal recipe.. i always go back to it whenever i get out of granola.. very yumy and healthy❤️❤️❤️❤️😋😋😋😋😋
Thank you for the inspiration

PUL Team - Oct. 1, 2021, 6:44 p.m.

Aw thank YOU, Suzan, for helping make our PUL community so special! Enjoy the granola ✨


David - Sept. 28, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

Thank you for sharing this recipe! Will this work with whole grain extra thick oats from Bob's Red Mill? Or do I need to somehow modify the recipe?

Also, can I substitute the tahini for something else?

Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 29, 2021, 9:35 p.m.

Hi there, David, we haven't personally tested out the recipe with extra thick oats so we can't say with absolute certainty. It's likely that the granola may benefit from a tad more nut or seed butter and a longer cooking time for crunchiness.

You can substitute the tahini for another nut or seed butter if desired, such as almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try 🙂


Elfe - Sept. 25, 2021, 8:58 a.m.

I Love it. It ist a dessert all by itself!


Himabindu - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:48 a.m.

Hi Sadia, your recipes are just wonderful and your videos are so calming, am addicted to the videos in a way, one question can we replace rolled Oats with steel cut for granola?

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:52 a.m.

Hello Himabindu, thank you for the kind words and question! Steel-cuts oats are quite different from old-fashioned rolled oats. Steel-cut oats haven't been pre-cooked, and have much more fibre. Due to this, they're better suited for things like porridge, such as this recipe: pickuplimes.com/recipe/classi…

We wouldn't advise using steel-cut oats in this recipe, perhaps it's one to try when you are able to get some rolled oats 😃

Himabindu - Sept. 14, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

Thank you so much for the reply Sadia!


Alaa - Sept. 11, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

I mean, where do I even begin! This recipe is heavenly... I have been making it for months now and I don't think I'll ever stop making it. The best breakfast ever!

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 4:53 a.m.

Aww we're so happy to hear this, Alaa, thank you 🤗


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Sept. 3, 2021, 2:14 p.m.

Although this granola requires slightly more time than your other recipes, I absolutely love the result. Maybe I’ve said it before, but I think this healthy option is a favourite. The date and tahini mixture does wonders: it really creates the characteristic crunchy lumps of caramelised ingredients as in store bought granolas. Importantly, it tastes so good!!! Love the nuts and I can’t wait to try this recipe with almond/macadamia and pecan/cashews. Figs instead of raisins works well😋
I’ve tried it with fruit and coconut yoghurt so far, but I’ll put it on PUL mango/peach smoothie for the weekend

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

Oh, Louise, we're so appreciative of the lovely review! Thank you for sharing your experience with this one. Love pairing it with fruit or coconut yogurt 😍


Sarah Ireland - Aug. 22, 2021, 2:22 a.m.

This is completely delicious. I love it. I've made it every couple of weeks, switching up the nuts depending what I have. I usually switch the cranberries for sour cherries which elevates it to another level! Thanks Sadia, I love all your recipes that I've tried - this is definitely the one I've made the most. SO good.

PUL Team - Aug. 24, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

Aw, Sarah, we appreciate this so much! Cranberries sound so lovely 😍


Veruca - Aug. 19, 2021, 10:11 p.m.

I love love love this recipe. I make it weekly and add it to my daily bowl of breakfast kwark. Best granola recipe I have ever used and super easy to make! I need to go make bigger batches so it lasts me longer! Thank you for the recipe!

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

Thank you, Veruca, for the glowing review! We're so happy you're enjoying the granola 🤗


Saf - Aug. 18, 2021, 2:47 p.m.

Just ammaaaazing! I always double the recipe because it’s gone within 2 days!


Amy - Aug. 15, 2021, 11:27 p.m.

This recipe has become a part of our regular rotation. It tastes delicious and is super simple to make, plus the recipe is malleable to whatever nuts/seeds/other add ins you happen to have on hand. In my oven, it usually needs closer to 35-40 minutes.


aleph - Aug. 15, 2021, 2:41 p.m.

I grew up in Syria where they make "Halawa", a traditional non-vegan dessert made of Tahini and date molasses with pistachios on top. The tahini, dates and nuts in this granola made me feel that I was eating a Halawa-flavored breakfast - the child in me is so happy thanks to you, Sadia!

PUL Team - Aug. 16, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

Aww we love the connection to the recipe you've shared, Aleph, thank you so much! So happy you're enjoying this one ☺️


Meenal - Aug. 10, 2021, 4:28 p.m.

Easiest and yummiest granola EVER! I'm never buying granola from stores again. Thanks for another great recipe!

Meenal - Aug. 10, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

I'm also asked to up by Iron levels by my doctor so this is a PERFECT way to do that. I've been using your suggestion of pairing it with Vit C (strawberries) to increase the absorption levels!!


Denice - Aug. 10, 2021, 3:31 a.m.

That tahini and date mixture...OMG, I could eat just that and be a happy girl! Love this granola! I use to make my own but got lazy with kids, work, etc. The store bought stuff is full of refined sugar and stuff I don't want. This recipe is so easy and customizable. I used pecans instead of cashews, added a bit more cinnamon, and some nutmeg. Smells so good and tastes even better! Thank you!

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2021, 4:29 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the granola, Denice! We love to hear the substitutions :D


Batel - Aug. 8, 2021, 5:04 p.m.

Hands down! The best granola recipe ever!


Hannah - Aug. 3, 2021, 7:13 a.m.

I’m looking forward to making this recipe, as your double chocolate granola was delicious! I’m wondering though, would this recipe work as granola bars if I press the mixture into a square baking dish?

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 4:27 a.m.

Hey there, Hannah, thanks for the question! We imagine the mixture wouldn't be sticky enough to form bars in the original recipe. Adding more of the pureed dates, some syrup, or nut/seed butter to the mixture could help it get sticky enough to make bars before firmly pressing the mixture into a pan. We can't say with certainty what the proportions would be as we haven't tested it out.

You may be interested in our Hazelnut Granola Breakfast Bars for a recipe that wouldn't require as much experimenting,(pickuplimes.co… 🌻


Colleen - Aug. 2, 2021, 12:43 p.m.

I agree with the other—BEST GRANOLA ever! Using a seed, or tahini, instead of usual coconut oil and dates instead of usual honey or maple syrup make this higher in protein and minerals. I also use a tad bit less dry mix and make granola bars and take to the ice rink when I judge. Keeps my energy up and mind sharp for long competitions.. And it is a great recovery food after an intense morning of ice skating ⛸ for myself. This granola is on REPEAT and always available in my house.⛸💃🏼

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 3:57 a.m.

Ahh, Colleen, you're much too kind! Thank you for the lovely review. It's so appreciated 🤗⛸


Sara - Aug. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.

Best granola recipe I've tried, honestly! The mixture of tahini and dates give it an amazing taste. I did it with walnuts instead of cashews and I took of the raisins and the coconut (so you can always adapt / simplify according to what you like or what you have at home). Highly recommend, and I'll deffo try some other granola recipes from PUL

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:17 a.m.

So grateful for the incredible feedback, Sara! We hope you love our other granola recipes if you give any a try 😃


Aurora - July 30, 2021, 12:42 p.m.

These taste amazing! I'll give them another try though as I hadn't seen that the recipe stated 'old-fashioned' rolled oats and I used normal ones instead. So as I mixed the date mixture in, the oats kind of disintegrated and almost turned into oat flour and I ended up with something closer to granola bars... It's still really nice but will try again!

PUL Team - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:46 a.m.

Hi Aurora, thanks for sharing the review with us! We're glad the recipe was enjoyed and hope you love it with the old-fashioned rolled oats when you give it a try :D


Naveena - July 29, 2021, 3:43 p.m.

Hi! I love this recipe. One question though, can I replace tahini with something else? like coconut oil or peanut butter. If so, in what proportion?

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 8:18 p.m.

Hi Naveena, substituting the tahini with another nut or seed butter in equal proportions would work! We've heard good reviews with sunflower seed butter. We hope you enjoyed it 😃


Melissa - July 29, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

I LOVE this recepie so much. I make a huge batch and it keeps me eating well and feeling nourished and full. Thank you for this Saadia. It is godsent


Ivana - July 29, 2021, 9:14 a.m.

You've actually spoiled me with this granola Sadia... I will never ever get the store bought one becuase it doesn't taste half as delicous as yours.
Love all your recipes girl!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 8:25 p.m.

Oh, Ivana, this is so incredible to hear! Thank you for the glowing review and support ✨


Rebecca - July 27, 2021, 6:40 p.m.

Really Love this one! My favorite! Love it all: The prepping: measuring, mixing all these beautiful ingredients and then The smell in our home while making 😍
Once made and stored it finishes rapidly and then my husband is asking all the time: when will you make this delicious granola again?
😬
Thank you 🙏🏼

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 2:13 a.m.

This means so much, Rebecca, thanks so much for sharing the wonderful review!


Susanna - July 27, 2021, 4:46 p.m.

I make this every week without fail and it always disappears way too soon. Of all the PUL recipes I've made for friends, this is the one that gets the most raised eyebrows about the genius combo of dates and tahini! I recommend it to everyone. Just so fab and feel so wholesome eating it! Sets me up for the day perfectly. I actually can get away with add more oats and a little less dates ie. easily adaptable. Thank you PUL!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 2:01 a.m.

Aw you're too sweet, Susanna, we're so glad you're enjoying the granola! It's one of our favourites for sure ☺️


Alejandro Pineda - July 27, 2021, 6:16 a.m.

Literally this recipe it never disappoints. I always forget how good it is and for no good reason. Every time I rediscover this recipe feels like hitting the jackpot. Love it and if you are on the edge of making it, do it! 11/10

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 7:52 a.m.

We're so grateful to hear the lovely review, Alejandro, thank you for sharing 🤗


Joana Konrad - July 26, 2021, 7:19 a.m.

Making it again and aigain, sometimes i switch some of the nuts or add some Quinoa-Puffs, Cacaopowder, Chocolate... . Its my every-day-breakfast now. Thank you so much for starting my day with me, Sadia.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

Love the substitutes, Joana, we're so honoured to start the day with you 💚


Elina - July 25, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

One of my favourite recipes ever! I always come back for this one❤️


Ellie - July 25, 2021, 9:46 a.m.

I love this recipe! I’ve been making it regularly for over a year now. I have it for breakfast every morning sprinkled over vegan natural yoghurt and a sliced up banana.

Depending on which brand of tahini I use I sometimes have to add extra water to the tahini mix because it comes out very thick.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:06 a.m.

Thanks for the tip, Ellie!


Viola - July 24, 2021, 11:26 p.m.

Enjoyed it very much, although the taste is a bit different every time I make it. But that is probably due to me and not the recipe. Lol.


Mariam - July 24, 2021, 7 p.m.

Tried it and it's a killer!


Kate - July 24, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

Best granola ever! I usually make about 5 times the recipe and even that doesn’t last long in my house!!!


Libby - July 24, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

This is by far the BEST clean granola. It’s highly customizable with no added sugars or gums you often find in store brands. This is a staple in our house and something I also gift often with a nice mason jar and twine-it’s always a hit!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 12:02 a.m.

Love the idea of gifting it in a mason jar! Thank you for sharing, Libby 🤗


Jeralyn - July 24, 2021, 6:24 p.m.

I make this once a week for breakfasts and snacks! Easy, delicious, nutritious!


Kendall - July 24, 2021, 6:24 p.m.

Fantastic healthy granola recipe! Also love how easy it is to alter amounts with this new website; perfect for a granola recipe so you can make just the right amount for yourself. Love the use of dates and tahini-gives a wonderful flavor!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, midnight

We're so glad you're enjoying the granola and new website, Kendall! It means so much 🥰


britt - July 24, 2021, 6:14 p.m.

Best granola! I make it every week😬


Angie - July 24, 2021, 10:34 a.m.

Delightful! And i followed with your recipe for a smoothie bowl. OH MY! It was like healthy homemade cereal (granola) with delicious milk (fruit smoothie). Blew my mind.


Sabine - July 23, 2021, 2 p.m.

By far my favorite granola recipe, I've made this one at least 10 times already and it never bores me!


Rayna - July 23, 2021, 1:24 a.m.

Love this granola, I was looking for granola that didnt have sugar or sryup in it. Found this recipe and it was perfect. Lightly sweetened! I don't have a food processor but a Vitamix, was a little challenging to get out but it worked. Gifted some to my in-laws and they have requested more! Once I paired this granola with your chocolate chia pudding and it was great!!!

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 3:17 a.m.

Mmm love to pair it with chia pudding! Thanks for sharing, Rayna 🙂


Kelly - July 22, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

Tried this recipe for the first time yesterday and really like it. I think I needed to bake mine longer (was at the max 30 minutes), as the granola still came out a little on the softer side instead of crisp. Either that or I need to separate it onto two baking sheets. In any case, I love the tahini/date combo in replacement of the usual oil/sweetener. I can definitely see the potential in this in using other nut or seed butters in place of the tahini for a change, too.

Since you're using a food processor for this, I recommend just chopping your nuts in the food processor before making the tahini/date mixture. Makes for quick work on the nuts and a few less dishes.

Didn't have raisins so used a combo of chopped dried apricots, dried cherries, and dried blueberries. Thanks for the tip on adding the dried fruit after baking so you don't end up with little fruit rocks!

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 2:40 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with us, Kelly! We're so glad you enjoyed the granola. We would indeed recommend keeping the granola in the oven for longer and making sure the baking tray isn't too overloaded to help get a crunchier texture 🙂


Amanda - July 22, 2021, 3:59 a.m.

Hi, I’ve made this before and it was absolutely delicious! I wanted to make it a second time but my food processor broke. Do you think I could make the date paste with a juicer?

PUL Team - July 22, 2021, 5:53 a.m.

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your food processor, Amanda. We can't with certainty for the juicer as we've never tested it out before, and I imagine it may vary depending on the model and power. We'd recommend soaking the dates and mashing them with a fork to create a paste-like mixture, although it will be a bit of extra work. Hope this helps 😃


Chloe - July 20, 2021, 5:46 p.m.

I have been using this recipe every few weeks for over a year with a few tweaks!!! It is truly the healthiest, clumpiest, most delicious granola I've been able to achieve :) The only changes I make are: ·Using 200g dates (rather than 175g) ·Using 1/2 cup or so less dry ingredients ·Baking for about 15-20 minutes longer than the recipe states

PUL Team - July 21, 2021, 3:22 a.m.

Thank you for sharing, Chloe! We're glad you're enjoying the adapted recipe :)


Petrine - July 20, 2021, 5:12 p.m.

AMAZING. I could not Find a recipe without oils and mape syrup but then you came! Game changing 😍


Roxy - July 15, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

Best granola recipe ever, full stop. Chunky, customisable, moderately sweet, and so easy to make! Love it with cacao powder and chocolate chips instead of raisins. Planning to apply tahini+dates mixture to all the other granola variations from PUL instead of maple syrup from now on, because you know.... these chunks! :D

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2 a.m.

Aw, Roxy, the review means so much! We're so glad you're enjoying the granola ✨


Jule - July 15, 2021, 10:25 a.m.

Defenitely a time-consuming granola to make, but worth it all the way. I make this quite regularly as I easily eat two servings a day. In fact this is the only granola recipe I make, this is the crunchiest experience.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:50 a.m.

So glad the recipe was worth the time, Jule! It's one of our favorites as well :D


Zahra - July 14, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

I made it for the first time today, it is soooo yummy!


Beka - July 14, 2021, 8:54 p.m.

I’ve made this granola numerous times! I love the fact it’s all whole food ingredients, and soooo healthy. Thanks for the recipe!


Sarah-Jane - July 14, 2021, 8:36 p.m.

BEST. EVER. GRANOLA. I always end up eating half the batch as it cools down. Loving the fact that it is easy, healthy, tasty and guilt-free. I recommended this recipe to literally everyone I know. Can't and won't go back to store-bought version!

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:27 a.m.

Such a huge compliment, Sarah-Jane! We appreciate the review so much ✨


Deeksha Nautiyal - July 13, 2021, 8:44 p.m.

Hi Sadia,
Made your Condensed coconut milk iced coffee today and enjoyed it thoroughly. Right now The granola is baking. Have made it once before and absolutely loved it. This time did not have enough dates, so I have added one ripe banana. Hope it turns out good. Thanks for the amazing recipes. The scaling up and down option is *chef's kiss*.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:01 a.m.

Aww thank you, Deeksha, for the kind words! We hope the recipe turned out well 😃


Anup Nayak - July 12, 2021, 5:20 a.m.

Hi Sadia,

During the Covid 19 pandemic, I started watching your YouTube channel and I just fell in love with your channel. Thank you so much for taking the time and making such delicious meals 😋 with all of the breakdown. Anyways this was my first time ever making granola and it was great.

Again thank you so much ❤️

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 6:23 a.m.

Hello Anup, we're so grateful you stumbled upon the PUL community! Your kind words mean so much to us 💖 So happy you enjoyed the granola!


jonna - July 12, 2021, 3:21 a.m.

obsessed with this recipe, i make it so often. it’s so good, and the fact that it’s healthy and actually filling just makes it 10x better


Marta - July 10, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

Oh, my God!! I tried this one years ago, and I cannot stop making it!! It's so easy, so healthy and soooooo delicious!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰


Lisa - July 10, 2021, 1:32 p.m.

This granola is my go-to. I love that it’s only sweetened with dates, and it makes such good, delicious chunks. I top my smoothies with it, or eat pack some for work as a snack.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 7:44 a.m.

So happy you're enjoying the granola, Lisa - we love it in smoothies too!


RM - July 9, 2021, 1:48 p.m.

This is definitely one of the best and true to claim - healthiest - recipe. A game changer. Well done, PUL and team!


PD - July 9, 2021, 5:21 a.m.

that's it! I'm never going back to store-bought granola. this is the best granola ever! I used a mix of peanut butter powder and peanut butter and I could not stop eating this and it had big clusters! Since then I use the date and peanut butter technique all of the time. I'm thinking of adding cacao powder and cranberries to make black forest granola. Basically, to end off, this granola never fails to impress, it's crispy, crunchy, and perfect.

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 4:20 a.m.

This is such a huge compliment, PD, thank you for sharing! It means so much more than you could know 🤗


Lil Lesl - July 8, 2021, 11:12 p.m.

I have eaten this granola every day for the last year. Not an exaggeration. I have given it as gifts on multiple occasions. I serve it to guests, and they always ask for the recipe. I cannot state how much I love this granola. I would name my first child after this granola.

It is softer than any other granola you would buy in the store, and the fact that it is sweetened by dates makes it healthy and delectable. When I eat it, I feel like I'm getting away with a crime.

I customize with whatever nuts or dried fruit I have. My current batch has cranberries, walnuts, and pecans. The standard batch lasts me two weeks, and I eat it on top of plant-yogurt or a smoothie every morning. (That's without doubling the recipe as it appears on this page.). I recommend adding a little more water to the date/tahini mixture so that it is easier manipulate.

I hope you try this recipe. If you enjoy it as much as I do, we can all name our children "PUL Healthiest Ever Granola".

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

What an incredible review, Lil Lesl, thank you so much for taking the time to share it! We love how you've been able to adjust the granola ✨💖


Alice - July 8, 2021, 10:29 p.m.

When Sadia said in the video that she bets we'll finish eating the granola sooner than the 2-3 weeks it can last, I thought to myself: Yeahhh, probably not. Ate it in like a week so that's that :D

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 3:13 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the granola, Alice! Thank you for sharing 🤩


Charlotte - July 8, 2021, 10:17 p.m.

I love love love this granola recipe! I make mine with hazelnuts, pecans, and deglet dates and I swap out th sunflower seeds for some quinoa. I gave jars away as Christmas presents last year and it was very well received ☺️.

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 3:24 p.m.

Ooo so kind of you to give the granola as a gift! Your support means so much to us, Charlotte 🤗


Victoria - July 8, 2021, 9:51 p.m.

Very healthy granola but I prefer your almond mango granola more.


Lucie - July 8, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

This has become my go-to granola recipe, I'll just switch up the nuts and dried fruit every so often to bring in some variety.


Daphné - July 8, 2021, 6:14 p.m.

Making this Healthy granola on a regular basis !
As a nut and Treen nut allergic I I swaped a few things and it is still absolutely AMAZING !
PUL if you want to know what I swapped it with let me know I'd be happy to share :D !

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 3:06 p.m.

So thrilled you're enjoying the granola, Daphné! We'd love to hear your substitutions 😃


Hadassah & Mikolaj - June 29, 2021, 3:09 p.m.

So happy for this recipe and many thanks!
The idea of tahini revolutionised granola for us.
Our kids love it as well.
Nutritious and filling.
We use the pecan nut instead as they are in abundance here.


Anmol - June 12, 2021, 9:21 p.m.

I am wondering if I can make this as a granola BAR instead ? I guess somehow make the batter little more sticky ?? Love this recipe but would be more convinient for me if it was in a bar form.

PUL Team - June 13, 2021, 1:12 a.m.

Hey there, Anmol, that's a really interesting question! Adding more of the pureed dates, some syrup, or nut/seed butter to the mixture could help it get sticky enough to make bars. With that in mind, adding a bit more of the stickier ingredients to the recipe, firmly pressing the mixture into a pan, and baking it is how we'd approach making bars for this one. We can't say with certainty what the proportions would be as we haven't had a chance to test it out yet though.

If you're interested in a recipe that wouldn't require as much experimenting, you may be interested in our Hazelnut Granola Breakfast Bars recipe (pickuplimes.com/recipe/hazeln…) 😃


Akshita Batra - June 7, 2021, 6:32 a.m.

I have made this recipe like easily 10 time over the past few months. Love it!
It has made my life so easier .. I use it for breakfast everyday with yoghurt and fruits. Please keep coming up with such easy, healthy and tasty recipe. You are doing great work! Love you ..

PUL Team - June 7, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

Ahh so incredible, Akshita! We're so grateful for the positive review and support. Sending an abundance of love back ✨🌻


Divya - June 6, 2021, 8:45 a.m.

Thank you so much for this recipe! I mistakenly overlooked the ingredients prior to purchasing them at the store and now I have roasted nuts & seeds.... How should I go about modifying the recipe to use the roasted nuts/seeds?

Based on the recipe, it seems that during the baking process the raw nuts/seeds get roasted while the liquid in the granola mixture evaporates, leaving behind beautiful granola clusters.

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 7:44 p.m.

Hey Divya, lovely question! To prevent the pre-roasted nuts and seeds from burning, you could add them at the end or part way through to the granola mixture. Alternatively, you could add them at the beginning and stir the mixture often for crunchier granola 😃 We hope you love the recipe!


Hafsa - June 1, 2021, 1:42 p.m.

Can I use normal rolled oats(more processed) instead of old fashioned ones?

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 12:42 a.m.

Hi Hafsa! Feel free to use rolled oats. You probably won't need to keep the granola in the oven as long and may want to stir it a bit more 🙂


Isabelle - May 24, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

I love this granola! It’s a staple in my house and I always make a double batch. I gave this recipe to my daughter and a friend and they also make it regularly. A keeper for sure!


Nehalie & Samadhie Gunawardena - May 22, 2021, 4:18 p.m.

This absolutely delicious! I am going to make it over and over again. Thank you so much for a recipe that I could easily follow.

PUL Team - May 23, 2021, 12:40 a.m.

The thanks are to you, Nehalie and Samadhie, for the wonderful review! Enjoy 🤗


Vivien - May 22, 2021, 1:08 p.m.

I started making this around April last year and believe it or not, I’m still making it now! Never ever bought tahini and dates in my life prior to trying this recipe. I also bought a food processor for this haha.

In my case, use dried cranberries as a substitute for raisins. If I’m feeling a little 😈, I add just a little bit of vanilla sugar before serving to make it more dessert-y! Still better than going for a sugary cake I think! :)

PUL Team - May 23, 2021, 12:38 a.m.

We're so glad you've been enjoying the granola, Vivien, and are so honoured you've been having it for so long! Dried cranberries and vanilla sugar are delicious ideas 😍


Safiya - May 21, 2021, 9:28 a.m.

I make this literally every fortnight now😂😂


Celi - May 19, 2021, 4:39 p.m.

Perfect!!! awesome recipe!!


Alaa - May 18, 2021, 1:33 p.m.

I've reached a point where I don't even know how many times I have made this because it is A LOT! It's easily become my absolute favorite breakfast.

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 5:29 a.m.

So incredible to hear, Alaa, what a compliment! Happy cooking 😃


Jovana - May 18, 2021, 10:37 a.m.

The best granola I've ever made! Thank you soo, so much for this recipe. <3 I'm in love with PickUpLimes team! :)))))
Big hugs from Serbia!
Jovana

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 4:58 a.m.

Thank YOU, Jovana, for the wonderful review and for being part of our PUL family! Lots of love to Serbia!✨☺️


Rentia - May 14, 2021, 9:06 a.m.

Absolutely delicious!

Your new website is insane! Love it!

Have a question about how hard the texture should be at the end? Mine seems to be a little soft, perhaps I should have used two baking sheets and let it spread out better?

I left it in the oven for about double the time prescribed.

PUL Team - May 15, 2021, 10:05 p.m.

Thank you, Rentia! Wonderful question as well. We enjoy this granola a bit crunchy. Using two baking sheets is a great idea to help harden it! Increasing your oven temperature slightly may also help ☺️


Neha - April 27, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

It was my first time here,n made this super easy granola.....me n my family loved it.
Now looking for another easy veg dishes

PUL Team - April 27, 2021, 9:20 p.m.

So glad you and your family enjoyed the granola, Neha! You may be interested in some of our one-pot or 10 ingredients or less recipes found here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/?sb=&a… 🙂


Dylan Schwarz - April 25, 2021, 6:29 p.m.

Love the healthy recipe. I saw you had another granola using brown sugar. Have you ever experimented w date sugar? On this one, I am confused though, why are you using raw nuts but roasted seeds? Does raw vs roasted matter here?

PUL Team - April 26, 2021, 6:30 a.m.

Super great catch, Dylan! Apologies for any confusion that caused. We've updated the recipe as both the nuts and seeds are intended to be raw initially :)


Caitlin - April 18, 2021, 10:23 p.m.

This is buy far the best granola I've ever made! I've made it hundreds of times and it is sooo good every time! It has the perfect balance of sweetness with a wide variety of nuts and seeds. And the tahini and date mixture makes the best combo! I've sent the recipe to so many people and they all loved it. 100% recommended!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 1:32 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share your glowing review, Caitlin! We love the tahini and date mixture too 😍


Stephanie - April 13, 2021, 3:05 p.m.

Made this with sunflower seed butter instead of tahini and dried cranberries instead of raisins. I absolutely love this recipe! Delicious and so much cheaper to make at home. Your recipes are a perfect balance of tasty and healthy!

PUL Team - April 14, 2021, 2:54 a.m.

Delicious substitutions, Stephanie! So glad you're enjoying PUL recipes 😃


Sal - April 11, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

Sadia, your new website is incredible!! I can't believe the new functions....changing the number of servings in a click, all of the nutritional info... Ahhh-mazing. Now I love your site even more. Thanks so much for this brilliant plant-based resource x

PUL Team - April 12, 2021, 4:33 a.m.

Aww, we are so grateful to hear you're enjoying the new website, Sal! Thank you for taking the time to share 🙂✨


Cha - April 7, 2021, 5:06 a.m.

Really excited to try this recipe. However, I only have deglet noor dates. Would it still work? Thank you! Really love your recipes!

PUL Team - April 7, 2021, 6:16 a.m.

Hi Cha! You can use deglet noor dates, you may just want to add a few extras since medjool dates are generally a bit larger. We hope you love the granola 😀


Anna - March 29, 2021, 2 p.m.

Hi PUL team, I have a silly question about the dates in this recipe. There is the little star comment saying "If dry, soak in warm water until softened, drain." Does it mean that I can use dried dates? (Maybe it's just my English that's lacking here, so if that's the case, I am sorry). Also, it is a rule that Medjool dates are always sold as a fresh fruit rather than dried fruit? I finally found Medjool dates on one website (Amazon would be very inconvenient for my location), but they are under the section of "dried fruit". There is a mention of them being "sun dried". I am really confused, please help me, I really want to make this recipe work. Love you, Anna.

Sadia - March 29, 2021, 4:02 p.m.

Hey Anna! It's a great question, and apologies for causing any confusion. Indeed, the Medjool dates are a dried fruit to begin with. It's preferred that the dried Medjool dates used are a bit more "fresh", meaning that they are soft. If the Medjool dates aren't stored properly, they can become hard, because they 'dry out' even more. This is what we mean when we say "if dry, soak in warm water". I hope this makes sense and clarifies it a bit. For now, I've updated the wording on this blog post to make it more clear, and we'll be sure to use more clear wording with future recipes - thanks so much for letting us know 😊

Anna - March 30, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

Oh, thank you so much, I appreciate it deeply ❤️ Have a beautiful day ❤️


Agnes - March 27, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

My favourite granola!! Made it 3 times so far :-)

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 5:56 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying it, Agnes! 😀