Tahini Granola with Rose & Pistachios and Smoothie Bowl
 
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This tahini granola is wildly delicious, and easy to make. Try your best to find dried edible rose petals to blend with the finished granola. Make sure the tahini you buy is made with only sesame seeds. I personally dislike Joyva brand because I think it tastes burnt––personal preference, but heads up if you haven't had tahini before. Also, if you are new to tahini; shake or stir the tahini before using. Most separate in the jar, though Soom doesn't really have that issue. I made the two-toned smoothie bowl by pouring the two blends in a bowl simultaneously. Easy peasy! Careful, this granola is addictive!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½-1 cup shelled pistachios (or another nut or pepitas)
  • ½ cup dried rose petals
Smoothie Bowl
  • 1 8-oz container of vegan yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries (I did blueberries and raspberries separately to create the two tones)
  • 1 banana, optional
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen berries, to top bowl
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (avoid aluminum foil or wax paper)
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the tahini, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt. Stir well.
  3. Stir in the oats and pistachios.
  4. Spread evenly onto the baking sheet in a thin layer. It will be very sticky.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven to flip and stir.
  7. Bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Allow the granola to cool for about 20 minutes (good luck, but it is worth the wait).
  9. Once cool, toss the granola with the dried rose petals.
Smoothie Bowl
  1. Blend the yogurt, berries, banana, and non-dairy milk until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with granola and more berries.
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at http://sweetpotatosoul.com/2016/03/tahini-granola-with-rose-petals-and-pistachios-vegan.html