Vanilla Tahini Pumpkin Seed Granola
This insanely easy pumpkin seed granola recipe is not only packed with comforting flavor of vanilla and maple syrup, but it’s loaded with nutrients that will not only keep you full, happy, and thriving day in and day out. If you’re a fan of crunchy, chunky granola, you’re going to absolutely love this recipe!
I love making granola. Homemade is truly the best! But I’ve never made granola with pumpkin seeds in it. And something I’ve been trying to do lately is eat more pumpkin seeds since they are loaded with zinc and over 80% of women get inadequate amounts of zinc on a daily basis. Inadequate zinc can really mess with your hormones and the last thing I want to do is throw any more fuel on the fire during an already heightened hormonal state, aka pregnancy. Plus zinc helps with so many things during pregnancy like preventing uterine infections and preterm delivery. I think it’s safe to say I’m a fan of zinc, especially for your skin. But you don’t have to be pregnant to reap the benefits of zinc!
Benefits of pumpkin seeds for everyone:
- Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc. Zinc helps support your immune system, helps with inflammation and healing wounds, protein and DNA synthesis, and aids in growth and development. It is essential for the body and often lacking in our daily diets.
- Pumpkin seeds are a great source of magnesium. Magnesium helps with over 300 functions in the body, including muscle and nerve function, blood pressure, bone formation, and it helps support your immune system.
- Pumpkin seeds are high in fiber. Not only will this help you feel fuller longer, but it helps you poop better! And everyone likes a good poop!
And I don’t know about you, but I’m never really craving pumpkin seeds. Sure, they are good on salads or in some yogurt, but I never want to eat them by themselves. They are a super thrilling seed. Sorry, pumpkin seeds, but you boring. So I thought I would add them to a crunchy granola and that way I could add them to raw milk in the mornings or a yogurt bowl for a snack in the afternoon or simply eat the granola straight from the jar because it is ADDICTING. Prepare yourself. And if this granola isn’t calling your name, I linked 3 of my favorite granola recipes below that you may love. I’m telling you – if you haven’t made your own granola at home, where you control the sugar content and everything that goes into it…be prepared to want to do this all the time. It’s truly the best! Speaking of, it’s snack time!!
Vanilla Tahini Pumpkin Seed Granola
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 cups 1x
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/3 cup melted salted butter*
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together maple syrup, tahini, butter, vanilla bean paste, and vanilla extract. Once combined, add oats, pumpkin seeds, and salt then mix until completely coated in the tahini mixture.
- Pour onto baking sheet, spread oats into a flat layer and press into the parchment paper. This will make it nice and chunky once cooled. Place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, turn baking sheet, then bake for another 15 minutes. Once done baking, let cool COMPLETELY on the baking sheet.
- Eat by itself or in a bowl of your milk of choice!
What I Used to Make This Recipe:
You May Also Like:
Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Click Here To Get All My PaleOMG Recipes Into Your Meal Planner With Real Plans!
This post contains some affiliate links and I may be compensated, but all opinions are my own. This compensation helps with expenses to keep this blog up and running! Thank you for all your support!
Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.
DON’T MISS A BITE
discounts, and stories straight to your inbox for FREE!
11 thoughts on “Vanilla Tahini Pumpkin Seed Granola”
Love that you used SUPERSEEDZ pumpkin seeds. They are Amazing. Have you tried any other flavors ! Highly recommend the dark chocolate/sea salt. Delicious way to get some zinc.
i have not!
Hi. Could I just use extra vanilla instead of the paste too?
I notice you mention raw milk quite a bit lately and must have missed a post on why or what the benefit is. Can you please revisit that?
here ya go! https://paleomg.com/health-benefits-of-raw-milk/
do you have the nutritional values for this recipe please? carb, fat,sugar etc…
no, but you can easily put the recipe into a nutritional calculator to find that info!
This is the best fucking granola I have ever tasted in my life. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made it since you posted it- I can’t get enough! I honestly love it as a cereal but am obsessed with breaking a big chunk off after it’s cooled completely and dipping it into almond milk. It’s just like the best freshly baked oatmeal cookie you’ve ever had, or never had since no oatmeal cookie stands a chance against it. So incredibly addictive!!
Could I do half olive oil, half coconut oil here for the butter, or one of them alone?
Oh my GOSH. This granola. It is divine!! Best big chunks ever!!! That tahini-pumpkin seed combo is amazing.