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Sesame Granola With Honey

Toasted sesame granola with chilled yogurt and fruits – The perfect gluten free granola recipe for a sweet tooth.

Sugar free sesame granola a simple homemade recipe with toasted sesame, shredded coconut and naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup.

Coconut sesame granola is a sugar-free, gluten free healthy breakfast recipe that is quick to prepare in just 10 minutes but lasts for the entire week.

My friend’s wedding is coming up in Feb. We are super excited since this is going to be the last wedding among us. She has given us all a heads up so that we can use this as a motivation to lose the extra weight.

But guess what! Sweet treats are what makes me going – A side effect of having a dessert blog! It is impossible to bake and not eat these yummy desserts without any guilt.

So the solution: Try a little healthy baking! I was surprised to find that this delicious toasted sesame granola recipe was the perfect snack to satisfy my cravings minus the guilt.

DIY Healthy granola made with toasted black sesame, white sesame and coconut. A one bowl recipe easy to prepare in 10 minutes.

Today’s sesame coconut granola tastes best when the sesame seeds are toasted. Toasting the sesame seeds enhances the natural nutty flavour of the granola and makes it super delicious.

The fresh shredded coconut gives this amazing granola a chewy texture. I did not toast the coconut for this breakfast recipe simply because I was getting enough flavours and crunchiness from the nuts and seeds.

Today’s healthy granola tastes best with yogurt and makes it a wholesome meal. In a serving bowl, gently stir the yogurt until smooth. Then top it with spoonfuls of crunchy granola along with some dried fruits, bananas or any fresh fruit you love.

End result: you have a quick and easy breakfast ready in minutes! But if you are looking for a dessert just drizzle the granola with melted chocolate and enjoy!

In a nutshell

TasteEarthy strong flavour of toasted sesame seed enhanced with the naturally sweetened coconut.
TextureCrunchy nuts, chewy coconut and chilled yogurt.
LevelA 10-minute DIY breakfast
OccasionGuilt free granola!

How to toast the sesame seeds?

Always toast each variety of nuts and seeds separately. They all have different cooking time. Over low heat, in a wide-bottomed pan toast sesame seeds separately.

The white sesame once toasted turns light brown and splutters. Whereas the black sesame seeds cannot be judged by the colour. You need to watch out for the strong aroma and the spluttering just like when you make microwave popcorn. Keep stirring so the seeds get toasted evenly. Since the seeds are really tiny it burns super fast. So once you hear the splutters and you get a strong aroma, remove the seeds from heat and transfer to a cool pan. Don’t leave the seeds on a hot pan. It would continue cooking.

Sesame Coconut granola with maple syrup or honey is a gluten free, sugar free, no refined sugar vegan breakfast. A perfect way to start your day for the family.

Difference between white and black sesame seeds:

The most obvious difference is the colour. Even though the colour is entirely different there are only subtle differences in taste. The black sesame seeds seem to be nuttier and more prominent in flavour with a stronger aroma when compared to the white sesame seeds. This link has a lot of additional info on the difference in sesame seeds.

Sesame seeds whether black or white is very healthy and it should be included in your diet. To know the benefits of toasted black and white sesame seeds visit Organic facts.

Quick homemade gluten free granola with sesame seeds, coconut oil and honey. Easy to substitute with your favourite nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts and peanuts.

Substitutions to make this delicious granola to your taste!

  • The ratio of white and black sesame seeds can be changed. For the amount of sweetness and for the balance of flavour I have used 135 grams of toasted sesame seeds. You can make the granola with all black or all white sesame too. I used black sesame mainly because it made my granola look so good!
  • The best part of this recipe is its versatility. Add any variety of nuts you are in the mood for but be sure to maintain them at 120 grams.
  • For a Vegan sesame granola recipe, add coconut oil. Otherwise, I love adding ghee or clarified butter. This makes the granola taste so buttery and yum.
  • Add one tablespoon of any nut butter. I have used peanut butter simply because I love peanuts and that’s the butter we always have at home. I would have loved to try this with almond butter. But just remember the flavour of the butter will be the prominent flavour of your granola.
  • Don’t skip the nut butter. It helps hold all the ingredients together.
  • For sweetness add honey or maple syrup. Honey is cheaper and more available.

Grain free Sesame coconut granola can be had as a delicious breakfast with yogurt and fresh fruits.

How Long will homemade granola last?

Since this recipe contains fresh coconut, store the homemade granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. This crunchy granola recipe with honey is easy to double or even triple.

For other breakfast recipes try:

Sesame Granola With Honey

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Serves: 8” X 8” baking pan
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Toasted sesame granola with yogurt and fruits - The perfect guilt-free breakfast for a sweet tooth.


  • 100 grams white sesame seeds
  • 35 grams black sesame seed
  • 120 grams peanuts, almonds, cashews or any other nuts you prefer
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoon clarified butter (ghee), coconut oil



Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F). Grease an 8” X 8” baking dish with coconut oil or ghee.


In a pan, toast the white sesame seeds on low heat. The seeds turn light brown and would start to sputter with a nice aroma. Remove the pan from heat and transfer the sesame to another bowl. Cool completely.


Repeat this process for the black sesame seeds too.


In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients along with the sesame seeds and mix well.


Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and press lightly.


Bake for 30 minutes stirring once after 15 minutes.


Remove from oven after 30 minutes or when the top layer turns golden brown. Cool completely.


Serve the granola with beaten yogurt and fresh fruits.


• The quantity of the honey granola recipe is easy to double or even triple. • Transfer the granola to an airtight container and chill for up to 1 week.

A healthy gluten free homemade sesame granola made with black sesame, white sesame, coconut oil and honey. The best sugar free, gluten free DIY breakfast ready in just 30 minutes. #breakfast #granola

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