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How to Make Your Own Granola Clusters
How to Make Your Own Granola Clusters

Granola clusters are a nutritious, energy packed snack that is great alone or on top of vanilla ice cream or your morning yogurt. While I enjoy it as a snack, trying to get my kids to eat it isn’t always an easy task which is unfortunate because it comes loaded with fiber.

Unfortunately, many of the better tasting pre-packaged varieties of granola are loaded down with sugar and other ingredients that I normally don’t want my kids to over eat. To avoid these additional sugars, I tend to buy the plainer varieties which don’t always appease a child’s palate. While several companies do offer more nutritious granola, I recently decided to save a couple of bucks and try my hand at making my own granola clusters – ones that me and my kids would enjoy.

Not only are my granola clusters cheaper, a small store bought bag can easily reach $5 to $6, but my kids enjoy them much more too. So if you want to create a fun, crunchy snack for yourself and your kids, give the recipe a try.

Happy baking!

Karlynn

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How to Make Your Own Granola Clusters

How to Make Your Own Granola Clusters! It's cheaper, healthier and has way less sugar than store bought granola! 

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Course
Snack
Cuisine
American
Servings
20
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In one large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, kosher salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Once combined, add the fruit and nut combination which most appeals to you and your kids' taste.
  3. In a second smaller bowl, combine the honey, canola oil, and vanilla. Once thoroughly mixed, pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture. Then using your hands, mix the ingredients forming clusters of your desired size.
  4. Plop the clusters over the lined cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the clusters are light golden in color.
  5. Be sure to keep an eye on the clusters throughout their time in the oven as those that become a deeper golden will have a burnt flavor.
  6. Once light golden color is reached, allow the clusters to cool completely.
  7. Once cool, feel free to enjoy, but make sure to store all leftovers in an airtight container as they can go stale quickly if not properly stored.

Nutrition Information

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  2. abri12 says

    is this recipe good possibly for making it to cereal ? Because i have milk sitting in the fridge waiting to be used for something valuable

  3. abri12 says

    is this recipe good possibly for making cereal? because i have milk in the fridge waiting to get a bite at the granola  

  4. Geena says

    Tried this… absolutely delicious however I was not able to get the clusters stuck together. Once I added a tad more honey, it helped but nowhere near how it is in the picture or the pre-packaged stuff. Any tips on how to make the clusters?

    • Tiffany says

      @Geena so what I did was had a little bowl of water next to me and when i picked up a cluster i dipped it quickly in water (dont soak it just a quick dip) which helped it hold together. then i put it in oven and once cooked took it out, let it cool and once it cooled it was stuck together!

  5. Lynne says

    just made this – came out great. Delicious! I’ll have to make more tomorrow. 🙂

  6. Kendra McKibbin says

    Love this! This is my go to granola recipe. Thank you for sharing!
    -Kendra

  7. A Canadian Foodie says

    Everything homemade is SOOOOOOO much better. Bet the kiddies love to help with this!
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