Sesame Seed Peanut Butter Granola


by: ACuriousCulinarian

This recipe is a great creation that came out of a failed attempted recipe. The original recipe began as peanut bars with sesame seeds but morphed into a sesame seed granola when two things happened. The first was that I couldn't get the bars to stay together. As I added globs and globs of peanut butter, the mix just became a bigger mess. And second because I didn't have all of the ingredients I needed on hand so I improvised - switching white sesame seeds for black, subbing cashews for peanuts... As the bars fell apart, I decided then and there to redo the recipe with some major changes and - voila - the sesame seed peanut butter granola was created. Sesame seeds are extremely high in copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium and tons of other minerals and you don't need to consume many to get the health benefits. Black sesame seeds have a richer, earthier flavor than white and are an unexpected element that will elevate any dish - from a salad to veggies to stir frys. Toasted, they release the rich nutty flavor associated with sesame seeds and sesame oil. The mix of toasted nuts, seeds and coconut are a combination as delicious as they are healthy!


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serves: 8

1/4 cup black sesame seeds

1 tsp cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 tbsp crushed cashews

1 1/2 tsp peanut butter (any nut butter would work)

1 tsp honey

dash of salt

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Seed Peanut Butter Granola

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 196

  • Total Fat: 15.9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 25.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  •     Sugars: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g

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1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2.  Mix ingredients together well in a bowl and spread onto foil in a thin layer.

3.  Bake in oven for 5-8 minutes. Watch carefully, as the granola can burn easily. Once the coconut starts to brown, remove the granola.

4.  Let cool and enjoy!

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