Asian Sesame Vanilla Granola Recipe

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As stereotypical vegan as it may be, I love having granola for breakfast. I feel like granola is a step up from sugar-filled cereals, but certainly can have problems of its own. This is why making your own granola can be rewarding in more than one way; you get a nutrient-dense treat that is just how you want it.

Earnest Eats Asian Blend Sesame Tahini Granola

Now, it’s almost embarrassing how easy this recipe is, but I have to tell you, it is SO good. The main component of this granola recipe is Earnest Eats Asia Blend Hot & Fit Cereal; this blend of superfood grains is wheat-free, unsweetened, non-GMO verified and filled with almonds, dried mango, a blend of seeds, matcha green tea and cinnamon. So many awesome ingredients, and because it’s unsweetened you can adjust that to your liking.

Earnest Eats Asian Blend Sesame Tahini Granola

The second star of this recipe is Simply Sesame’s Vanilla Tahini with Almond Bits! In standard granola recipes people using use butter or oil as a binder, but this tahini is a huge step up from that taste-wise and nutritionally. When you bring this together with the hot cereal, maple syrup and pinch of salt you get this great flavor of sweet sesame, plus surprise chunks of dried mango and the crunch of all of the seeds and grains.

Earnest Eats Asian Blend Sesame Tahini Granola


It’s important to mention that in one small serving of this awesome granola, you’ll find roughly 12% of your recommended DV of Iron, 7% Calcium, 6 grams Protein and more awesome nutrition facts. Pair this granola with some non-dairy milk or your favorite vegan yogurt to start your day off right. Beware: you’ll be making a second batch before you know it!

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Asian Sesame Vanilla Granola
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
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Serves: 4
Easy-to-make and nutrient-dense, this Asian Sesame Vanilla Granola makes for an awesome way to start off your day! Pour some non-dairy milk over it or sprinkle it atop your favorite yogurt.
  • 1 cup Earnest Eats Asia Blend Hot Cereal
  • ¼ cup Simply Sesame Vanilla with Almond pieces
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup, depending on your sweetness preference
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together until well-combined. Using a fork helps with not letting the mixture become too clumpy.
  3. Spread the granola out over the parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes, stirring the granola around halfway through so that it does not burn.
  4. Once it is golden brown and done baking, place the sheet on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before transferring the granola into a bowl, jar, or your stomach.

Earnest Eats Asian Blend Sesame Tahini Granola

About the Chef


Jackie Sobon is the chef and photographer behind the blog Vegan Yack Attack, cooking food and taking beautiful pictures of it is her passion and “Camera Eats First” is her motto. She has worked for Vegan Cuts for close to 3 years, photographed cookbooks for Happy Herbivore and Cupcakes & Kale, as well as for her own eBook, The Great Vegan Pumpkin. She has been featured on, as well as many top vegan blog lists and Chickpea Magazine.


  1. I love this delicious and healthy recipeAsian Sesame Vanilla Granola. Yummy, yummy, yummy. I like the combination of different ingredients and I love also the step by step method to prepare this. All I can say it’s perfect. I cannot wait to try this and I know my friends also love this. I love also your other recipes. Thanks for this beautiful recipe.

  2. James

    This is definitely something I would try, it looks so delicious and a great meal for breakfast. I’ve recently tried these incredible cookies, that have all natural ingredients,, this is something I would definitely recommend.

    • Laura

      Hey James, thanks for sharing! Unfortunately, some of those cookies look to contain animal products. Is there a flavor that is vegan that you would recommend?

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