Crunchy Tahini Cardamom Granola

bowl of tahini cardamom granola next to tray of baked granola

5 from 8 reviews

This Tahini Cardamom Granola is incredibly crunchy and bursting with flavor, but it’s Oil Free and made with only 9 plant-based ingredients! A perfect On-The-Go Breakfast or tasty Snack.


  • ⅓ cup Tahini* 
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups Rolled Oats, GF if necessary
  • ½ cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • ½ cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Cardamom
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Cranberries (or other dried fruit of choice)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Add the Maple Syrup, Tahini, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, and Salt to a large bowl. Whisk well.
  2. Next, add the Rolled Oats, Pumpkin Seeds, and Sunflower Seeds to the bowl. Fold the Dry ingredients into the Wet until everything is evenly incorporated and moist.
  3. Transfer the Granola to a lined or greased Baking Tray. Bake in the bottom rack of the oven for 20 minutes, then gently “flip” the Granola by breaking it apart with a spatula. (Note: break it into small or large clusters according to your preference!) Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the Cranberries over the Granola, and let cool completely on the tray.
  5. Once cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month. Serve as desired.


  • Not all Tahini is created equal! I use this one and strongly recommend it. If you use my link, you can also get a 10% discount off of your purchase!
  • Tahini may be substituted for another Nut/Seed Butter of choice
  • The Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, and Cranberries may also be substituted for equal parts of another Nut/Seed or dried Fruit of your choosing

Keywords: vegan granola, nut free granola, tahini granola, oil free granola, cardamom granola