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Healthiest Ever Granola

40 min

Snack

Homemade staple

Breakfast

Make-ahead

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

  • 1 cup (178 g)
    Medjool dates, pits removed
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
    water
  • 3 cups (243 g)
  • ½ cup (72 g)
    raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup (65 g)
    raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup (80 g)
    raisins
  • ¼ cup (40 g)
  • ¼ cup (31 g)
    raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup (36 g)
  • ¼ cup (19 g)
    unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp
    salt (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Add the dates, tahini, and water to a small food processor and blend on high until creamy.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients to a large bowl and mix.
  3. Add the date mixture to the bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Spread the granola evenly on lined baking tray. Bake on the centre rack of the oven for 25 - 30 minutes, stopping one or two times to stir to prevent burning and to ensure the granola cooks evenly.
  5. When the granola is lightly golden, remove from the oven and let cool on the baking tray. When fully cooled, transfer to an airtight container or large glass storage jar. Enjoy!

Notes

  • 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 2 weeks.

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elizabeth - Nov. 29, 2022, 6:16 p.m.

This recipe is so good that it has become a staple at my house! I make it weekly! However, I have made one change to it that I think makes it even better. Instead of using 3 cups of oatmeal, I use 2 1/4. That allows the date and tahini mixture to cover it even more thoroughly.

PUL Team - Nov. 29, 2022, 10:18 p.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it, Elizabeth!


Gab - Nov. 27, 2022, 2:15 p.m.

I made it and it is yummy. I relaced ones raisins with goji

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2022, 7:51 p.m.

Thank you, Gab!


Susan - Nov. 15, 2022, 8:26 p.m.

I love this granola recipe! It's so versatile and delicious. Using the dates and Tahini really sets it apart from any other granola I've made or eaten. I experiment a little bit each time I make it, adjusting quantities of nuts, spices, seeds, and fruits, and it always turns out great. I thought I lost this recipe, and was overjoyed when I found a copy on your website!

PUL Team - Nov. 16, 2022, 12:28 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Susan, thank you! It means so much 🤗


Philippine - Nov. 6, 2022, 11:10 p.m.

I always have some of that amazing granola in my kitchen now !! Thank you that is so so good ;)


Elif - Nov. 5, 2022, 10:07 p.m.

I do not remember how many times I did this recipe. So delicious and easy make. Thanks for sharing with us.

PUL Team - Nov. 6, 2022, 6:31 p.m.

So happy to hear, Elif!


Jelena - Nov. 3, 2022, 9:11 p.m.

Not just healthiest, but best granola ever.


DJ - Oct. 7, 2022, 7:10 a.m.

An great recipe, absolutely delicious! I usually use maple syrup for granolas but after trying this recipe, I love using the puréed dates now, it’s just sweet enough. As a personal preference, I double the cinnamon and salt, I like to feel the spice and the extra touch of salt helps all the ingredients sing. I also add the dried fruits after the granola’s cooled, no need to bake as they’re already dry. Thank you for this recipe!

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2022, 10:36 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with this one, DJ, we're so glad it's being enjoyed 🙂


Shifa - Sept. 29, 2022, 8:06 p.m.

I love making this granola recipe.....since I live out in the middle East we have access to date syrup and taking making it a breeze to make. I add some psyllium husk, chia seeds and flax seeds and it comes out excellently! Thanks for this❤

PUL Team - Oct. 1, 2022, 8:19 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Shifa, we're so glad it's being enjoyed 😃


Sav - Sept. 22, 2022, 8:01 a.m.

I just made this recipe and reduced the dates to half it's quantity as I don't like it too sweet. It's a star! Thank you for sharing. Look forward to trying the other recipes. Cheers!

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

So thrilled to hear, Sav, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with it!


Lisa - Sept. 16, 2022, 8:36 a.m.

Yesterday I tried the recipe for granola and was absolutely thrilled.

I don't really like the slightly bitter taste of tahini, but I still had a jar that needed to be used up. So I tried this recipe and I am extremely happy with the result. The dates, the cinnamon and the tahini paste make a sweet, but not too sweet, mixture that you could honestly just roll into balls and eat like that.

My tips: The date paste, mixed with the oat flakes and nuts turns it into a very sticky mass that you should tap rather than spread with short movements on the tray. And when baking, I turned the temperature down a little so that the granola could dry out well and become crunchy without turning too brown. I added the sultanas only 5 minutes before the end, otherwise they always get too dark for me. You can also halve the recipe if you are 1 or 2 people. It's still a big portion if you use it as a topping for something.

As a pure muesli, it is too sweet for me, so I mix it with coarse oat flakes - with fresh blueberries it is a dream. The recipe is quick enough that you can easily make the granola fresh when it runs out. All in all, it's the best granola I've had so far, because it has the most complex taste. : )

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2022, 4:45 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your tips, Lisa, it's so appreciated! We're so glad it was enjoyed 🤩


Catarina - Sept. 8, 2022, 2:57 p.m.

This granola is just perfect!
The dates and tahini go really well together and make this granola deliciously sweet and nutty without overdoing it.
Will definitely make it again! Thank you for sharing!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2022, 11:04 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Catarina, thank you 😃


Yonna - Sept. 8, 2022, 9:04 a.m.

I love it! Delicious granola. I am just curious why you would bake the dried fruits. In other granola recipes you add them after baking. Is it better to add them before?

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2022, 10:58 p.m.

Hey Yonna, that's a lovely question and so glad the granola is being enjoyed! Adding the dried fruit beforehand in a recipe like this is okay considering it's being baked at a very low temperature. Because of the lower temp, the dried fruit tends to become chewy, which I find quite nice. For other granola recipes, the baking temp is higher and this can often dry out and burn the sugar in the fruit. But for this recipe, either way works 🙂


maria - Sept. 6, 2022, 10:16 a.m.

it is what it says it is
Healthiest and dellllliccccious <3


Denis - Sept. 6, 2022, 8:26 a.m.

My go-to breakfast for a few years now :)


Melanie (U.K) - Sept. 5, 2022, 4:38 p.m.

I love this recipe! It's so crunchy and sweet but without the burden of refined sugar. The flavour is a smoky sweetness and the nuts and seeds give it a wonderful crunch. I have mine with oat milk.


Mary Martis - Sept. 5, 2022, 12:34 p.m.

love this, this is been my go to granola since 2 years, i don’t even look at recipe anymore here but just make it, that’s how many times i have made it.

PUL Team - Sept. 7, 2022, 12:31 a.m.

Aw we're so thrilled the granola is being enjoyed, Mary!


Irene - Aug. 30, 2022, 6:48 p.m.

I love this recipe ! I usually use date paste and peanut butter (since I like it a lot better in general than tahini) and it's delicious. Thank you !

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2022, 5:14 p.m.

A lovely substitution idea, Irene, and we're so happy the granola is being enjoyed!


Karuna - Aug. 29, 2022, 4:53 p.m.

I absolutely love this granola, my go-to from now on. Go and make it now :)


Orlanne - Aug. 9, 2022, 10:13 p.m.

This granola has the perfect texture. It keeps also very well. I love using it as a topping for my yoghurt - and not only for breakfast, works brilliantly all day long!

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2022, 1:58 p.m.

We appreciate the kind words so much - thank you, Orlanne!


Suzanne - Aug. 8, 2022, 4:39 p.m.

We love this recipe - so easy to pull together, great flavours and feels indulgent despite being reasonably healthy!


Anna - Aug. 2, 2022, 7:52 a.m.

This granola is really easy to make and tastes wonderful with the combination of dates and tahini. It is also a good way to use up all the backing ingrediencies you might have left over, like walnuts or almonds. With this recipe you can nicely substitute with what you have at home. Depending on your oven settings you should check more often to get a golden but not overly crispy result.

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 6:32 p.m.

Aw thank you for the lovely feedback, Anna, we're so happy the granola is being enjoyed 😃


Molly - July 26, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

I make a huge batch of this every 2-3 weeks and eat it for breakfast every day! The best granola I have ever made, so easy, and my family loves it! Thank you for sharing such wonderful treats!

PUL Team - July 26, 2022, 7:49 a.m.

Oh, Molly, we're smiling from ear to ear! So glad the granola is being enjoyed 😃


Pooja - July 13, 2022, 5:35 p.m.

My go to receipie!


Nati - July 8, 2022, 1:13 p.m.

Best granola recipe possible! I make this on a regular basis and just don't get tired of it. It's crunchy, sweet and flavourful and basically every ingredient has major health benefits. Highly recommend!

PUL Team - July 9, 2022, 2:14 a.m.

It mean so much, Nati, thank you!


Bard - July 8, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

I make this all the time!! Its amazing :) I use peanut butter instead of tahini and add a bit of maple syrup

PUL Team - July 9, 2022, 1:46 a.m.

Delicious ideas, Bard, thank you!


Fransisca Badenhorst - July 3, 2022, 4:06 p.m.

2nd breakfast staple I tried from your site. Love it.......

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 6:40 p.m.

Woohoo! Happy cooking, Fransisca 🤗


Mel - July 1, 2022, 8:45 p.m.

I love it! I really appreciate that one is using only natural sugar in this recipe. It tastes amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with the community. I love your work. Take care and never change :)

PUL Team - July 2, 2022, 3:32 p.m.

We appreciate the kind words so much, Mel, thank you!


Marta - June 25, 2022, 11:47 a.m.

The best granola recipe ever! I love that it has no added sugars <3 it’s super tasty

PUL Team - June 26, 2022, 11:53 p.m.

We're so glad the granola is being enjoyed, Marta 🙂


Eszter - June 10, 2022, 12:23 p.m.

This is my all time fav granola recipe. The date-tahini cream is just wow!

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 2:23 a.m.

So happy to hear, Eszter, thank you!


Erica - June 9, 2022, 7 p.m.

A PUL classic! This is one of the first PUL recipes I made and has become one of my favs. I love all the PUL granola recipes I've tried, but this one has a special place in my heart. Whole food ingredients that come together to make something so delicious.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:48 p.m.

Oh, it means so much! Thank you, Erica, for sharing your love and light in our community 💛


Ieva - June 9, 2022, 6:17 p.m.

Amazing granola recipe! I have made a version of this plenty of times, and everyone just loved it (including me)!

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:14 p.m.

Beyond happy to hear, Leva, it means so much 🤗


Sarah - June 8, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

Extremely tasty and easy to make! I used half tahini and half natural peanut butter, and substituted the cashews for pecans since that's what I happened to have on hand. Love that I can control exactly what goes in to the recipe, and will definitely make this again soon!

PUL Team - June 9, 2022, 6 p.m.

Ooo lovely substitutions, Sarah 😍 thank you for sharing!


Kira - May 24, 2022, 2:40 a.m.

Delicious and very easy to make!


Keren - May 14, 2022, 2:03 p.m.

Wow ! this is delicious. Sweet but not too sweet,very unique flavour. I simply love it!

PUL Team - May 15, 2022, 11:31 p.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Keren!


Dorothy - April 28, 2022, 6:52 p.m.

Your website and videos are the best I've found. After years of being a vegetarian, I feel like I've learned so much about having a more nutritionally balanced diet from your videos and notes. I appreciate that the recipes are doable, meaning that they call for ingredients I'm likely to have in my pantry. I also like that I can have a stock of ingredients used for multiple recipes.

My question has to do with Medjool dates vs. Deglet dates. I usually buy deglets because they are less expensive. The recipes turn out satisfying and tasty, but I do wonder at the difference. Is there a preference for Medjool?

PUL Team - April 29, 2022, 7:14 p.m.

Hi there Dorothy, thank you for the kind words and question! We're so honoured PUL is part of your plant-based journey.

Our preference is whatever dates are most accessible, so feel free to use Deglet dates if desired. We personally prefer Medjool dates as they're generally a bit bigger and chewier than the more firm and smaller dates available to us. If substituting for Medjool dates, you may find it helpful to add a few more dates to the mixture if it's not as sticky ✨


H - April 22, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

This is an AMAZING recipe as it is so easy to make. And in my humble opinion, it takes much better than any store bought granola.
I love cinnamon so aded an extra 1/4 tsp. And I added about 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract to the date, tahini and water mixture, which creates a caramel taste (and smell). So good!! And so nice to know every single ingredient in the granola and know that there is no oil or refined sugar. Thank you!!!

PUL Team - April 22, 2022, 5:30 a.m.

Thank YOU for the glowing review, H, it means so much! Love the idea to add vanilla 😍


Korina - April 9, 2022, 2:51 a.m.

Love how this recipe controls the sugar and fats ... and so natural ingredients.
My new favorite recipe I will always make Know.
Thank you for sharing.
Korina.

PUL Team - April 10, 2022, 9:47 p.m.

We're so glad the recipe is being enjoyed, Korina, thank you!


Isabel - March 29, 2022, 1:33 a.m.

This is my go to recipe when it comes to granola. Simply the best.

PUL Team - March 29, 2022, 4:02 a.m.

Aw thank you, Isabel, it means so much 😊


Melinda - March 23, 2022, 9:52 p.m.

Amazing with no sugar or oil and it’s DELICIOUS!!


Anna - March 9, 2022, 6:27 p.m.

Quick, easy and very delicious! Pretty much as soon as the last batch is gone I make an new one. Highly recommended!

PUL Team - March 10, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

Woohoo! So thrilled the granola is being enjoyed, Anna ☺️


Lizzie - March 7, 2022, 2:41 p.m.

I just made this yesterday! It’s so good, and the tahini really adds a yummy depth of flavor. However, once stored, it lost some of its crispiness. I wonder if it just wasn’t fully 100% cool when I stored it (it seemed cool.) So good!

PUL Team - March 8, 2022, 2:27 a.m.

Hey Lizzie, we're so glad it was enjoyed! Allowing the granola to cool completely and storing it in an airtight container on the counter rather than in the fridge help to ensure it doesn't get soggy 🙂


S. Caffee - March 6, 2022, 2:14 a.m.

This stuff is amazing. I give as gifts. Everyone loves it! Super cute in labeled jars.

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 5:14 a.m.

We're so honoured it's being gifted, S. Caffee, thank you!


Nishi Agrawal - March 3, 2022, 5:13 p.m.

The video and the pictures are totally drool-worthy, thanks for sharing this! I am a huge fan of dark chocolate so I tried this and it turned out the best! Do try it once.

PUL Team - March 4, 2022, 2:03 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Nishi, thanks for the kind words 😊


Pascale - March 2, 2022, 2:08 p.m.

I am in love with these granolas! My new go to! Not too sweet but so flavorful!! Thank you! :)

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

So glad to hear, Pascale, thank you ✨


Clara - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:40 a.m.

Simple, easy, delicious :) 5/5 ⭐


Lizzie - Feb. 27, 2022, 2:26 p.m.

I should have reviewed this a long time ago. This is the best granola recipe out there! I make it all the time. It’s super tasty, the texture is incredible and its nutritious. My go to breakfast again and again and again. I usually make a huge batch and place it in an airtight jar. I serve it with Oatly gurt and sprinkle som goji berries and hemp seeds on top for extra goodness.

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 7:33 p.m.

Aw we're smiling from ear to ear, Lizzie, thank you! Sounds so lovely 😍


CL - Feb. 18, 2022, 3:49 a.m.

First time making my own granola. I loveeee it so much! The making process, the smell after baking, and the taste, all makes me so happy. Thank you Pick Up Limes 🥰🥰🥰🌸🌸🌸

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2022, 2:49 a.m.

We're so honoured your first try was with a PUL recipe, CL, thank you! Enjoy 😃


Janna - Feb. 16, 2022, 9:58 p.m.

It's the second time I've done this recipe and It's DELICIOUS! It can be eaten all by itself, like a cookie! My brother-in-law ate the rest of my first batch yesterday actually so that's why I needed to make a second one only 2 days after making a first one! 😄

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 10:34 p.m.

So happy it was enjoyed, Janna, and so kind of you to make another batch 😆


Rachel - Feb. 14, 2022, 6:42 p.m.

Delicious! I have been using peanut butter instead of tahini because I never have enough tahini around, but it is my new favorite breakfast with some fruit and plant milk!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

It means so much that it's being enjoyed, Rachel, thanks for taking the time to share ✨


Sumiko - Feb. 12, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

So delicious!!!! Thanks for the recipe!


Taya - Feb. 10, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

My kids are fighting for it like for sweets. It is super delicious <3 thank you for sharing Sadia!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 12:45 a.m.

We appreciate the review, Taya, thank you!


Sofia - Jan. 31, 2022, 9:46 p.m.

I made this granola today, for the first time, and I love it!
I would never have thought of using tahini and dates on my own! I`ve usually used honey for sweetener, water and oil for moist to make granola, but this was soo good! Glad I`ve found your blogg and youtube channel!
Love your recipies so far!
Thank you!!!🤗

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2022, 4:05 a.m.

So glad the granola was a success, Sofia, and happy to have you in the PUL family 😃


Rose - Jan. 23, 2022, 8:13 a.m.

Hi, wondering if I can use regular pitted dates? It’s kinda pricey to obtain Medjool dates in my country and the ones that are most accessible are US pitted dates and Pakistani (Khadrawy) dates. Which between the 2 would you recommend? Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 24, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

Hey there, Rose! Feel free to use whichever dates are the most accessible to you. You may find it helpful to soak the dates to soften them up or add a few more to the mixture if it's not as sticky as desired. Pitted dates may be a tad easier than Khadrawy dates if those aren't pitted already 😊


Rahaf - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:18 p.m.

I’ve been meaning to make this for so long but kept putting it off and i’m so mad at myself!!! This tastes amazing and it’s such a flexible and versatile recipe! There are so many things I substitute in this recipe (because its what I had on hand) and it still turned out perfect. I really do appreciate recipes that use up what you already have instead of going out to get things for it specifically, thank you so much for this recipe it’s now a household staple!!!!

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

We're so beyond thrilled to hear, Rahaf! Love that the recipe is being adapted too 😊


Hannah - Jan. 17, 2022, 8:35 p.m.

Already made it twice. I just love the paste covering all the dry ingredience! I personally add a little more water to make the paste spread out more. Thank you for the recipe!

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 1:07 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with it, Hannah! We're so happy to hear 😊


Samara - Jan. 16, 2022, 11:47 p.m.

Hi Sadia! Unfortunately I don´t have an oven in my house... could it be possible to cook this with a pan on a hob? Thanks in advance!

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:13 a.m.

Hey Samara! We haven't tested it out so we can't say with certainty, although we imagine it's possible with a bit of experimenting. We'd recommend using a small batch at a time on a non-stick pan. Medium heat and stirring often may work best. You could also add the nuts and seeds closer when the oats mixture is just about done to prevent over roasting them. We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 😃


Aloha Victoria - Jan. 13, 2022, 12:33 a.m.

Yum, yum, yum! This is such a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it.

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2022, 5:02 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Aloha Victoria!


Nadine - Jan. 11, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

I just love your homepage.. not only are your recipces simple (not boring) and tasty.
the way how you explain it - so down to earth, quick and easy - its easy for me to understand (no english speaker) and easy and fun to recook.
You became my favorite food blogger !! happy 2022. Wish you a happy and successfull one..

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 4:48 a.m.

Oh, Nadine, it means so much! Wishing you a happy new year and thanks for helping make our PUL family so special 💚


Mare - Jan. 9, 2022, 9:48 p.m.

hands down the best best granola recipe - simple and really yummy.

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 3:30 a.m.

A huge compliment, Mare, thank you!


JennyC - Jan. 8, 2022, 12:22 a.m.

Excellent really enjoyed this for breakfast. Definitely one to make again and again.

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2022, 6:37 a.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, JennyC 😊


Ko - Jan. 4, 2022, 11:06 a.m.

Loved it! My family did too🥰
Next time I will test out pb instead

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

So glad to hear, Ko, enjoy 🥰


MKD - Dec. 29, 2021, 4:22 a.m.

Would 2 servings of protein powder work in this?

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 5:42 a.m.

Hey MKD, we haven't tested it out but you could likely add it if desired. It may be preferred to opt for one with a more neutral flavour 🙂


KarenB - Dec. 9, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

This has become my go-to granola recipe! I love that you can change it up so easily by swapping out different nuts. I use an equal split if tahini and peanut butter - the grandkids love it. I give all my kids a big jar for Christmas, and it's always gone before new year's.

PUL Team - Dec. 9, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

Mmm love the idea to use half tahini and peanut butter, KarenB! We're so honoured a PUL recipe is part of the special occasion too 🤗


Sarah - Dec. 1, 2021, 5:01 p.m.

First time making this granola today, what a great find! I prefer my granola in big, chunky bits and this is the perfect recipe for that. The tahini flavor makes so much sense now that I've tried it. I will definitely be making this again!

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2021, 1:15 a.m.

So happy the granola is was enjoyed, Sarah, it means so much ✨


Siddhi Raina - Nov. 17, 2021, 8:51 a.m.

This recipe is really amazing . I can prepare this with Baked Granola with Cranberries & Almonds from True Elements- a clean label food brand which I have been using for a year and it really is great! One doubt whether we can use this recipe for all age groups? Please let me know. Can't wait to try this recipe. YAYY !


Beth - Nov. 8, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

If anyone likes experimenting with flavours, I soaked my dates and raisins in hot water with a vanilla chai teabag before using them and I think it turned out pretty well.

PUL Team - Nov. 9, 2021, 2:44 a.m.

Mmm such an interesting idea, Beth, thanks a bunch for sharing! Sounds lovely 😍


Boglárka - Nov. 4, 2021, 1:44 p.m.

Hi,
Can I use date syrup instead? The dates here are useless. How many ml would I need?

PUL Team - Nov. 4, 2021, 5:49 p.m.

Hi there, Boglárka, thank you for the question! Our intention for the recipe was to use full dates with the pits removed, and then blend them into a sweet and sticky paste in step two within the recipe. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

We haven't experimented with date syrup in this one, although sometimes date syrup is sweeter and smoother than pureed dates. Perhaps starting with a 1/2 cup (125 mL) and adding more to taste is one approach. We hope this helps and you enjoy the granola if you're able to give it a try 😃

Boglárka - Nov. 4, 2021, 6:38 p.m.

Thank you. I tried soaking dates but as you said, it didn't end in a smooth paste, even with the help of the liquid tahini and it was harder to mix it with the rest of the ingredients. I'll use organic date syrup but you are right it must be sweeter than dates. I love this granola, its the only one I make because of the fact that it has no added sugar or oil, plus because I love tahini. You are very inspirational eventhough I'm not a vegan.

PUL Team - Nov. 5, 2021, 12:05 a.m.

No problem at all. It may also help to add some more water to the date and tahini mixture if needed. Do let us know how it goes with the date syrup if you give it a try! We're so happy to hear you're enjoying it in any case, Boglárka ☺️


Alison - Nov. 1, 2021, 11:42 a.m.

Delicious! I used California dates, and they worked great. I was concerned that the 1/2 c serving size was very small, since I'm used to eating 1/2 c oatmeal cooked--at least double that 1/2 c serving size for breakfast. However, I tried a 1/2 c serving with plain yogurt and fresh berries, and to my surprise, after eating my 1/2 c serving, I was full. I'm now planning to make a double batch of the granola, now to be my new staple breakfast food.

PUL Team - Nov. 4, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

We're so thrilled the granola was enjoyed, Alison! It means so much 😃


Soniya - Oct. 29, 2021, 7:51 a.m.

This recipe is really amazing. Loved the end result. However if I wanted to make it nut or seed free, do you think I will have to substitute the nuts/seeds with oats or could I simply omit them ( assuming I keep the quantity of dates or tahini the same ) ?
Really appreciate your amazing recipes.

PUL Team - Oct. 31, 2021, 5:51 p.m.

Hi, Soniya, thanks for the lovely question! Feel free to omit the nuts and seeds, although tahini is made from sesame seeds so the granola would still contain seeds. If tahini is okay, you could omit the chopped nuts and seeds, and optionally replace them with more oats, dried fruit, or dark chocolate if desired 😊

If no nuts or seeds including tahini are desired, you could omit the tahini and add syrup to desired stickiness and sweetness. Alternatively, you could omit the nuts and seeds from our other granola recipes that use syrup as a base (rather than dates and tahini), such as a chocolate and fig granola: pickuplimes.com/recipe/chocol…. We hope this helps for now!


aishwarya sen - Oct. 26, 2021, 12:13 p.m.

Very interesting blog. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends. Thank you.


Hiba - Oct. 23, 2021, 3:07 p.m.

Hi sadia I’m incredibly happy that i found this recipe since we don’t usually use maple syrup or coconut oil in iraq but tahini and dates are essential in every house . I did combine both this recipe and the chocolate granola one i just added coco powder to the dates and tahini paste and FOR some reason it tasted like nutella to me and my little brother liked it . IT can be a healthy version of nutella thank you for these amazing recipes 💕🥺💜

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 3:27 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Hiba, and are so happy the granola is being enjoyed! Hugs to Iraq 😊


Rajani - Oct. 22, 2021, 9:27 p.m.

I always love your recipe


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!

Sripradha R - Dec. 8, 2021, 5:10 p.m.

Thanks for asking this question! I was going to proceed with the regular oats I had at home- the Quaker oats thing... I think it is steel-cut, it is the cheapest in the market so I usually get that. I'll look for rolled oats! Thanks:)


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! 😀