The ultimate easy no-bake “granola” clusters recipe! This healthy trail mix granola makes a great breakfast or snack. It’s highly customisable, low in sugar and oil free.
Granola is hands down one of my favourite recipes to make and eat. I make a batch every Sunday and sprinkle it on my yoghurt bowls and smoothies daily. Gosh I love it so much!!
This super easy NO-BAKE granola clusters recipe is going to be your new BFF, I can promise you that. It takes no time to throw together which is perfect in summer time and hot days when I refuse to turn on the oven.
The ultimate trail mix granola filled with wholesome ingredients that will help power you through your day. No burning or uneven toasting, no setting off annoying smoke alarms, no long waits. Just add everything to a bowl, mix well and refrigerate to firm up.
So, gather your ingredients and let’s make some delicious healthy granola clusters!
Ingredients you’ll need:
The ingredients for this trail mix no-bake granola clusters recipe are very customisable. Here is everything you’ll need, including variation and substitution ideas:
- Oats – Heart-healthy, hearty, whole-grain rolled oats provide complex carbs, B vitamins and gut loving fibre. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need gluten-free granola.
- Nuts and/or Seeds – I used almonds, sunflower seeds and pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) to make this batch. Other options include walnuts, which are rich in Omega-3s, slivered almonds, cashews, pistachios and pecans. Use whatever nuts and seeds you have on hand.
- Unsweetened coconut – large coconut flakes are my favourite, but shredded coconut works too.
- Pure maple syrup or honey – provides a lovely sweetness, and works great at clumping and hardening the granola.
- Cinnamon, vanilla + sea salt – adds a delicious layer of flavour. YUM!
- Dried fruit – to bring this trail mix style granola to life! Dried fruit adds some extra sweetness, chewy texture and irresistible fruity flavour. I used goji berries for this batch. I also love dried cranberries, raisins and chopped dried apricots. Leave this out if you prefer.
- Raw cacao nibs – totally optional but they add a tasty subtle chocolate chip taste, which I love. Chopped up dark chocolate would also be delish!
- Nut butter of choice – My personal favourite is roasted almond butter, but peanut butter and tahini are also very delicious! This adds wholesome healthy fats, and helps with making a few extra clumpy pieces.
How to make the easiest no-bake granola clusters recipe
Making this granola recipe only takes a few simple steps:
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts/ seeds, dried fruit, cacao nibs, cinnamon and salt.
- In a 2 cup measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, water and maple syrup. Then pour into the dry ingredients. Note: it will be slightly lumpy
- Massage well with hands to combine.
- Add the coconut flakes and mix well again.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm up.
- Crumble up with hands and dig in!
Tips for making perfect no-baking granola clusters
- Mix well to coat. When mixing the dry and wet ingredients, be sure to mix well coating each piece with the nut butter mixture for maximum flavour and clumpiness.
- Clump the granola with your hands. Once you’ve mixed everything together, use your hands to create small clumps before chilling in the fridge.
- Do not break up the granola before refrigerating. The granola will naturally harden and clump together as it chills so give it time to clump together before stirring.
Besides scooping it by the handful and sneaking little bites here and there, try this no bake clustery granola on top of smoothie bowls, in yogurt bowls, in a bowl with a bit of your favourite milk, or take on the road in a grab-and-go container.
How to store granola
You can store this healthy granola in a mason jar or an airtight container for up to 1 – 2 months (but trust me when I say, it’s not going to last that long!).
- Refrigerator: My favourite way to store granola is in mason jars or glass containers, and zip lock bags work great for really large amounts. Let granola firm up before storing. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Freezer: This granola is freezer friendly and will last for at least 2 – 3 months. To freeze, store in zip lock bags or freezer safe containers.
If you try this easy no-bake granola clusters recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.Print
The ultimate easy no-baking required “granola” clusters recipe! This healthy trail mix style granola makes a great breakfast or snack. It’s highly customisable, low in sugar and oil free.
- 2 cups/ 200g rolled oats
- 1 cup nuts/ and or seeds of choice (I used chopped almonds, pepitas and sunflower seeds)
- 1/4 cup dried fruit (I used goji berries)
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs (optional)
- 1/4 cup/ 60g nut butter or tahini
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 cup/ 125ml filtered water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cacao nibs, cinnamon and salt.
- In a small bowl whisk together the nut butter, maple syrup, water and vanilla. Note it may be slightly clumpy.
- Pour over the the oats and massage with hands to evenly coat.
- Add the coconut flakes and mix again.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up, then enjoy.
- Store in zip lock bags in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 331
- Sugar: 18.7g
- Fat: 21.8g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.1g
- Carbohydrates: 33.4g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 7.6g
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