This Orange Cardamom Tahini Granola is the absolute BEST granola you will ever eat! The Tahini is the secret ingredients to make crunchy granola clusters that go perfectly served with yogurt, on smoothie bowls or on its own!

three cups of yogurt topped with orange cardamom tahini granola

A crunchy granola recipe

This is it. This granola recipe is the ultimate granola if you like those big crunchy granola clusters.

Don’t get me wrong, I have some other favourite granola recipes like this Sweet and Salty Maple Pecan Granola I make regularly, and this Fig and Walnut Granola which is great for Fall, but this Orange Cardamom Tahini Granola is now going to be made regularly in my home.

What I love most about this granola is how easy it is to make. It can all be mixed up in one bowl and takes less than 10 minutes to throw it all together. This granola recipe is also healthier than your average granola and has only 1/4 of maple syrup in it as a sweetener.

a baking white enamel baking pan with baked tahini granola in it

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This granola only takes 10 minutes to make and can be mixed together in one bowl.
  • The combination of orange zest, cardamom and tahini is to die for. (You’ll understand once you try it!)
  • This granola can be prepared in advance and stored in a sealed jar for weeks.
  • If you love granola clusters, this is the granola recipe for you!

How to make this granola recipe

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a mixing cup, mix together the wet ingredients until smooth.

a clear mixing bowl filled with oats, coconut and nuts

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them together until everything is well combined.

A clear mixing bowl with oats topped with tahini

Spread the granola onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and gently press the granola down.

a clear mixing bowl with un-baked tahini granola in it

Bake at 300 for 30-40 minutes, turning the pan halfway through. Let the granola cool completely before touching it or moving it around! This is essential to get those beautiful chunky clusters!

a cup of yogurt topped with orange cardamom tahini granola and orange zest

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Make sure to use runny tahini. Some brands of tahini will be more a thick spread. If you’re not sure which tahini to buy, look for an authentic tahini brand at the grocery store.
  • You can use any mix of nuts and seeds you love in this recipe. The recipe calls for a total of 1 cup of nuts and seeds (plus 3 tbsp sesame seeds), so feel free to use whatever nuts you have on hand or love!
  • Don’t forget the pinch of salt! This really helps balance all the flavours in the granola.
  • When the granola is done baking, don’t touch it once it comes out of the oven. Let it cool completely. It may seem a bit soft and not “crunchy” when it initially comes out, but as it cools it will become super crispy and those clusters will form.
a top down view of a cup of yogurt topped with orange cardamom tahini granola

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a top down view of a cup of yogurt topped with orange cardamom tahini granola

Orange Cardamom Tahini Granola

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This Orange Cardamom Tahini Granola is the BEST if you love big clusters in your granola! 


  • 1 1/2 cup large flaked oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup tahini (the runny kind) 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (can sub coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking pan with parchement paper.
  2. Mix the oats, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, sesame seeds, salt, cinnamon, cardamom and orange zest together in a bowl. 
  3. Mix the tahini, olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract together, then pour into the dry ingredients mixing everything together until evenly coated. 
  4. Spread the granola on the baking sheet, gently pressing it down. 
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown, flipping the pan halfway through.
  6. Let cool completely, then break up the granola clusters. 


Make sure to use the runny type of tahini for this recipe! When shopping look to buy an authentic brand. 

You can use one cup of any mix of nuts and seeds you love in this recipe. (I recommend always using the sesame seeds though, they compliment the tahini in the recipe.) 

Although it may be tempting, don’t move the granola around in the pan when you take it out of the oven. It needs to cool completely for the clusters to form! 


  • Serving Size: 1/15th of recipe
  • Calories: 140
  • Sugar: 3.6g
  • Sodium: 45mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: granola recipe with clusters, granola with tahini, healthy granola recipe

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