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Cashew Ginger Granola with Dates and Sesame Seeds

This granola is fragrant with cinnamon, allspice, and spicy ginger--plus a handful of chopped crystallized ginger for more zing. It’s crunchy and crisp, nutty with cashews and sesame seeds, and full of sticky, sweet chopped dates.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cashew ginger granola, granola recipe, homemade granola
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 295kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup dry roasted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 Natural Delights Medjool dates pitted and chopped small
  • cup crystallized ginger chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the oats, cashews, sesame seeds, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the coconut oil until melted, about 20 seconds. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour the coconut oil mixture over the oat mixture and toss well to combine.
  • Spread on the prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring every 5 minutes or so, until golden brown, fragrant, and crisp, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and stir in the dates and crystallized ginger. Let cool completely before transferring to an airtight container for storing. Keep at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Nutrition Information per scant 1/2 cup
Recipe inspired by Epicurious

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.7g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 20.5g