Every time I make homemade granola I am reminded how much better I like it than the store-bought variety but I still slack on baking it on a regular basis. When I was doing my meal planning for the week, I knew breakfast would look like smoothies, smoothie bowls and greek yogurt bowls…all of which I like to add granola to. So I decided it was time to bake up another batch of homemade granola but I wanted to create a new recipe. That’s how this Fig, Walnut and Tahini Granola was born!
As I was scrolling Instagram one day, I saw that someone had baked tahini granola and ever since seeing that, I’ve had the urge to incorporate tahini into a granola recipe.
I perused my pantry for inspiration and decided on maple syrup and honey to sweeten, cinnamon to spice and figs and walnuts for a fruit and nut.
It’s no secret that I LOVE figs! (It’s currently fresh fig season and I’m trying to coordinate a pick up of some fresh figs from a friend with a tree.) I usually go with something like raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries in granola but I thought the figs would complement the tahini nicely.
I started by baking the granola oats with the wet mixture before I added the fruit and nuts. That way the fruit wouldn’t get overly tough and the nuts wouldn’t get too toasted. I added them halfway through baking and stirred the granola and spread it out again.
I was really pleased with the finished product. It’s not too sweet but has a nice depth of flavor.
And it’s oh so good over full-fat greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey and fresh berries from the farmers market on top.
It’s also delicious eaten by the handful as a snack! 🙂
FIG, WALNUT AND TAHINI GRANOLAPrint
This fig, walnut and tahini granola is perfect with greek yogurt and fruit or sprinkled over smoothie bowls.
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 scant teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chopped dried figs
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together tahini, maple syrup, honey, coconut oil, salt and cinnamon.
- Mix in oats and stir until coated well.
- Shape into a rectangle on baking sheet. Press edges together and press down on mixture. You want it all together and not overly spread out.
- Bake 10 minutes and then take granola out and add figs and walnuts. Stir a little on baking sheet and then reform the rectangle and press it all down together again.
- Bake another 10 minutes. Remove granola from oven while it’s still soft.
- Let cool completely.
- Break into pieces and store in an airtight container for 7-10 days.
MORE GRANOLA RECIPES
The Best Basic Granola Recipe (my dad’s recipe!)
Peanut Butter Chia Seed Granola (reader favorite!)
Do you make homemade granola? Any favorite recipes to share?