Large Cluster Granola

Large Cluster Granola - Don't pay those outrageous retail prices for granola. Make your own, it's sooo much better! by Don't Sweat The Recipe



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.

Large Cluster Granola - Don't pay those outrageous retail prices for granola. Make your own, it's sooo much better! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

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!

Large Cluster Granola - Don't pay those outrageous retail prices for granola. Make your own, it's sooo much better! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

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.

Large Cluster Granola - Don't pay those outrageous retail prices for granola. Make your own, it's sooo much better! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Large Cluster Granola
 
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It's so simple to make at home you will never buy it again!
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the pan. (One with a raised edge)
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl whisk together honey, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Start watching it closely at about 15 minutes, you don't want to let it get to brown or burn.
  6. Allow to cool completely (the granola will crisp a little more as it cools.)
  7. Once cooled break into large chunks and store granola in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. (ours never lasts that long)

Large Cluster Granola - Don't pay those outrageous retail prices for granola. Make your own, it's sooo much better! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

 

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  1. Reply

    I just made granola not that long ago but, I’d love to try your recipe. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  2. Reply

    This looks yummy! I make my own granola too with a very similar recipe, but it does not clump like that. I break mine up right away (because I didn’t want it sticking to the pan) but I am going to try it this way the next time we run out.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Charlotte! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Reply

    I make granola similar to this, but I break it up shortly after it comes out of the oven. I bet if I let it cool more, I could make chunks big enough to substitute for the expensive granola bars my daughter likes.

    1. Reply

      Cristi, I bet it would work. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Reply

    We have a hard time with granola because we’re a gluten free household. And certified GF is even *more* expensive. I have gluten free oats — I may have to give this a try.

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it Meg. Thanks for stopping by!

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