Tahini Granola Bunches

2.22.16 / Comment

Tahini Granola Bunches Sweetened with Sorghum Syrup

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure to fill up on foods that will enhance your mood, nourish your body, and keep you full until lunch. That’s why we love our Tahini Granola Bunches–not only are they extremely nutrient dense, but they are easy to store and take with you on a busy morning. Filled with pumpkin seeds, cranberries, prunes, and rolled oats, this recipe is one that will ensure satiety and happiness all at the same time!

Not only are these morsels have a strong flavor profile, but they are also filled with nutrients such as whole grains. According to the Whole Grains Council, eating whole grains (such as oatmeal) lowers the risk of stroke, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, high blood pressure, and other inflammatory diseases (1), so it’s important to make sure that these grains are apart of your daily diet. You can also use gluten-free oats to make them appropriate for those with gluten intolerance. So go ahead and try these out for your next breakfast–we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Tahini Granola Bunches
 
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Serves: 64 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds, raw
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup dried prunes, diced
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ¼ cup Tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • ½ cup sorghum syrup (honey could be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl place rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, dried prunes and chocolate chips. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a separate, small bowl, add the tahini, sorghum syrup and cinnamon. Mix together and set aside.
  3. Add the tahini mixture to the oat mixture and mix well.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Using a measuring spoon, place 1 tablespoon size drops of dough on the baking sheet.
  6. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and freeze for 1-2 hours, or overnight if desired.
  7. Transfer the granola bunches to a freezer bag. Label and date the bags. The frozen granola bunches will last in a sealed freezer bag for up to 6 months.
Notes
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness provides Nutrition Consulting for the Sorghum Checkoff
Nutrition Information
Calories: 80 calories, Fat: 4 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram, Carbohydrates: 9 grams, Sugar: 4 grams, Sodium: 6 milligrams, Fiber: 1.5 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

(1) Health Benefits of Whole Grains. Whole Grains Council. http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/what-are-the-health-benefits

Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to The Sorghum Checkoff. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

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