Jamie Vespa
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Yield
Serves 18 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

This homemade granola is miles ahead of anything you could buy off the shelf. Tahini and cardamom are the wildcard ingredients here, adding savory depth to balance out the sweetness of the maple syrup. With each successive stir, the tahini mixture fully coats the oats and works its way into the nooks and crannies of the walnuts, creating ultra toasty, delightfully sweet nuggets of crunchy goodness. Packed with heart-healthy fats and fiber, this granola is great stirred into yogurt with fresh berries or simply enjoyed plain by the handful.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Step 2

Place first 8 ingredients (oats through salt) in a large bowl; toss to combine. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients (tahini through vanilla); stir with a whisk. Pour wet ingredients into dry, stirring to combine.

Step 3

Spread mixture evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes.