Large Cluster Granola
Don’t you just love snacking on cluster granola? Don’t you hate paying those astronomical prices? I know I answer “yes” to both those questions. Since discovering I can make granola at home I can’t seem to keep it stocked at my house. Everyone loves it and it’s so much better than store bought. Plus you can pick and choose what you add to the mix! It’s a win win.
I chose to add dried cranberries and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). You can add whatever you prefer. It’s so simple to make you will be doing it all the time. Like me!
You just mix the ingredients, spread evenly in a lined baking sheet, bake and let cool completely before breaking in to large clusters. It’s just that simple.
- 3 cups Rolled Oats (Old Fashioned not Quick)
- ½ cup Pepitas
- ½ cup Dried Cranberries
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1½ teaspoons Cinnamon
- ½ cup Honey
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ⅓ cup Oil (vegetable or canola)
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- 1 Egg white (beaten until slightly foamy)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the pan. (One with a raised edge)
- In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl whisk together honey, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet mixture mixture over the oats mixture and stir to coat well. Beat the egg white in a separate bowl and pour over the mixture. Mix to coat evenly with the egg white.
- Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet in an even layer and bake 20-30 minutes until the granola is uniformly golden and no longer moist.
- Start watching it closely at about 15 minutes, you don't want to let it get to brown or burn.
- Allow to cool completely (the granola will crisp a little more as it cools.)
- Once cooled break into large chunks and store granola in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. (ours never lasts that long)