Crunchy granola clusters

I made over one of my first recipes here – granola – now featuring crunchy sweet delightful clusters! It’s so good that I had to kick my man out of the kitchen as he was eating it faster than it was taking to cool down 😉

Crunchy granola clusters

VEGAN – GLUTEN FREE – LOW FRUCTOSE – PALM OIL FREE

Ingredients

4 cups of whole rolled oats (gluten-free) (or, a new favourite of mine is using half puffed rice and half puffed millet)

1 cup raw almonds

1 cup walnuts

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup buckwheat

7 tbsp oil (I use coconut oil, you can, however, leave this out completely, it just doesn’t cluster as much – you could always increase the syrup a bit)

3-8 tbsp (brown) rice syrup (or glucose syrup) – I used 3 which made some clusters but not all and I liked the sweetness. If you want all of it to cluster and want it sweeter add in more syrup. Make sure that the rice syrup is pure, the mixes contain fructose. I get mine at the Bulk Food Savings in Auckland (in the car park behind Wendy’s) but you can get this in most specialty stores. Please share where you have found yours.

Variations

It really doesn’t matter too much which seeds and nuts you use, pick your favorites or whatever you have  in your cupboards, I just found the combo above to be my favorite.

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Directions

Pre-heat oven to 160C. Chop the almonds and walnuts into chunky pieces. Pour all the nuts, oats and seeds into a bowl.

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Pour over a third of the syrup, mix, add another third, mix, add the remainder, mix. Then spread out on a baking sheet and bake in the middle of the oven for 6-10 minutes approximately (depends on your oven and how small you chopped the nuts and how roasted you like it).

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If you fan bake you can put in two sheets at the time and do two rounds. Keep the granola on the baking sheet and cool down at room temperature before transferring to an airtight container. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Yum, looks delicious and I do love clusters – glad I can still have them even with no fructose!

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  2. Yum! Your crunchy granola clusters look so good!

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  3. This looks great Caroline!!

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  4. This looks so good! I’ve been making raw granola for years but want to try baking it eventually. This looks like a great recipe to try!

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