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How to Make Maple Tahini Paste

Tahini is quite a versatile sauce and is used to make hummus and baba ganoush, but it can also be used in some not so obvious ways - such as drizzled over ice cream, salad or a bowl of granola. Especially when its maple flavoured Tahini 🤤
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Maple Tahini, Tahini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Cat Barker


  • 2 cups of sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. Maple syrup


  • Place two cups of sesame seeds into a pan over a low heat. It is very important that you stir constantly to ensure that the sesame seeds do not brown – they just need to go yellowish. This process should take less than 5 minutes. Sesame seeds can burn very quickly and will have an extremely bitter taste if they are taken to far, so it is crucial to keep an eye over them and stir constantly.
  • As soon as the sesame seeds are toasted, remove from pan and allow to cool on a baking tray or large plate, not the pan as they will continue to toast.
  • Once completely cooled, add your sesame seeds to a blender and blitz for a minute or so. If you have a Nutribullet, you will have to clean the blades every 10 seconds or so (I am so used to this issue with Nutribullets, it is what it is)
  • Now add your olive oil, blend for another minute, and then add your salt
  • When the mixture is completely smooth (should take 3 – 4 minutes) add in your maple syrup and blend one last time
  • Pour into a clean glass jar and swirl some more maple syrup over the top if you like
  • Refrigerate and consume within one week


Equipment: Nutribullet / BlenderSmall glass jar