Tahini, Date & Halva Granola

Tahini, Date & Halva Granola Eli Brecher Recipe

Tahini, Date & Halva Granola Eli Brecher Recipe

Tahini, Date & Halva Granola. Wow.

The title of this recipe quite literally contains FOUR of my favourite foods in the world.

If you’re wondering what halva is, it’s a sweet dense confection made from sesame paste. Whenever I eat halva, it reminds me of being a child wondering through the market in Tel Aviv asking if I could taste “just a tiny bit” from each and every halva vendor. You can find halva in any Middle-Eastern shop or order it online from sites such as Amazon.

I’m a self-confessed granola addict and I’ve loved to drizzle tahini all over every dinner for as long as I can remember. Meanwhile, chewy dates have always been one of my favourite treats (especially stuffed with peanut butter and a sprinkle of sea salt), so it was only natural that I combined all of these ingredients into one giant masterpiece: this Tahini, Date & Halva Granola.

I love serving these chunky clusters of tahini granola with a splash of almond milk and a sliced banana for the tastiest breakfast, or have it for dessert scattered over a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate. Let’s be honest, sometimes I just eat it from the jar by the handful – I can’t resist!

As with all my granola recipes, feel free to substitute and play around with the ingredients. You can use any nuts you have at home – I had some cashews and pecans in the cupboard, but I bet this would be delicious with pistachios, walnuts, almonds, or a combination of all of them! This recipe can also be oil-free if you replace the rapeseed oil with a little extra tahini.

For more granola recipes, check out my Pumpkin Pie Granola, Pecan Pie Granola, Banana Nut Crunch Granola and Superfood Goji Granola!

If you love granola but don’t have the time to bake it yourself, simply head over to my GRANOLA SHOP to see all the available flavours!

Tahini, Date & Halva Granola Recipe by Eli Brecher

Tahini, Date & Halva Granola Eli Brecher Recipe

Tahini, Date & Halva Granola – Vegan, Gluten-Free


  • 2 cups oats (can use gluten-free oats)
  • 1/2 cups cashews, roughly chopped (or other nuts)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped (or other nuts)
  • 1/3 cup runny tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or date syrup
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped into quarters
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil (can replace with extra tahini for oil-free recipe)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Optional but recommended: Halva, to crumble on top (about a handful)


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Add all ingredients, except dates and halva, to a large bowl and use a fork to mix together well.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly onto the lined tray and use the back of a wooden spoon to press down tightly. Bake for 20 minutes, removing from the oven 5 minutes before finished to scatter over the chopped dates.
  4. Allow to cool completely, then crumble over the halva and store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
If you give this recipe a try, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @elibrechernutrition – I LOVE seeing all your recreations!

Tahini, Date & Halva Granola Eli Brecher Recipe


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