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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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Directions

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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.

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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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! 😀