I think we can all be certain that the best parts of granola are the big chunks.
Ironically, I’m not one too fussed with it- The granola clusters are great to snack on whole and the remaining ‘crumbs’ as such- are perfect mixed into greek yogurt or cottage cheese. However, when the snack monster hits, there is nothing more convenient that the clusters.
Eating strange things for breakfast is pretty standard in this part of blog world. Not just that, but typically dessert style foods. After being on a recent bender with this breakfast cookie dough (which keeps things exciting with it’s constantly changing options!) I started craving yogurt or cottage cheese bowls.
Oatmeal cookies would be my least favourite cookies. Sorry for oatmeal cookie fans. I prefer something more exciting like chocolate chip or even better- white chocolate and macadamia ones (Pssssst……if you’re a fan of this combination, I have a huge treat for you guys Friday!). However, when choosing a cereal to mix into the dairy bowls, it has to be something basic. Delicious, but basic. Enter- The Oatmeal cookie granola clusters. Tasting exactly like an oatmeal cookie but in granola form, these bite sized chunks are just the perfect level of sweetness to complement it.
These taste great on cottage cheese, greek yogurt or even with milk- but let’s face it- the best kind of cereal is one which you can just eat by the handful and with these- you’re prayers are answered….by the Granola Gods. Oatmeal Cookie Granola Clusters
Oatmeal Cookie Granola Clusters
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats gluten free oats for GF option
- 1/2 cup oat flour gluten free oats ground to a flour
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup honey Can substitute for brown rice syrup or other sticky sweetener
- 1/4 cup mix in of choice I used chopped dried mango
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour to avoid clumps. Add the rolled oats, shredded coconut, sea salt and cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and egg white. Add the coconut oil and and mix until fully incorporated.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Stir in the mix in of choice.
- Transfer the granola mixture onto a baking tray and ensure it is evenly spread out. Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes (depending on the oven) removing halfway through to mix around to avoid it firming up too much. Remove from oven when lightly golden.
- Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, break up the granola mixture into bite sized clumps.
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I have never actually had granola clusters I don’t think!? Just the normal old granola! This recipe looks simple, healthy and delicious though! My favourite cookie is cinnamon raisin! I am not very good with yoghurt anymore but I wish I could eat it still! I used to have a huge bowl of greek yoghurt with peanut butter, honey and cinnamon!
I found that with dairy, the earlier I eat it in the day, it’s much easier on my stomach- however later on, and I’ve had some pain/discomfort! This would work well with some non dairy milk too- or on it’s own 😉
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Love granola especially if it’s chunky! I’m on a first name basis with the granola gods!
Hahahaha that’s my kind of granola recipe!
I LOVE GRANOLA. and oatmeal cookies. and coconut mmmm 🙂
This is an all in one- Stop by Friday for an epic recipe cookie style.
Roll on Friday! Can’t believe you don’t like oatmeal cookies though, shame on you. Also, I do have a slight fear of baking cookies as they always seem to turn into one giant one… no matter how much I space them!
Big chunks for sure 🙂 triple chocolate cookies have to be my favourite – the gooier the better… in fact, I have zero self control with them, they’re just too good!
Speaking of, anything chocolate can go into yoghurt (but not cottage cheese, bleugh) or frozen cherries 😉
Ohhh I used to love triple chocolate cookies but now- it’s an overwhelming of chocolate- if that’s even possible.
You NEED to try cottage cheese with cocoa powder and frozen cherries and coconut shreds- IT’s a cherry ripe in a bowl- promise!
THE CHUNKS. The bestest indeed! These look perfect for fueling my Greek yogurt addiction.
You don’t like oatmeal cookies though?! One more reason to not be your friend.
But when you have white chocolate and macadamia cookies or peanut butter cookies, why waste it on oatmeal cookies?
These can be dipped in greek yogurt..like some strange camels do.
Er milk and cookies might be the best thing ever, even more so when those are cookies are oatmeal- definitely bookmarking this to recreate in the near future…delicious recipe, Arman! I am not too hot on ginger so ginger snaps are at the bottom of my cookie chain. That being said, I’d prob still eat them if they were my only option ha ha! My favorite yogurt stir-in is (more like was) raw oats & applesauce…even better when peanut butter was added in!
Thanks, K! Hahah I love that mindset- If they were the only option you’d still eat them. Yes!
Big Chunks!! Yes! I got some really nasty looks in my life cause of picking out the big clusters. And leaving some fake berries (Kellog’s? Know?) or raisins on the bottom.
This recipe is perfect, I love the addition of coconut and cinnamon, sooo good!
LOL! I HATE THOSE FAKE BERRIES! One of our cereals here, which have ‘fruit pieces’ in them are actually red and purple coloured sugar.
Cinnamon and coconut together makes it amazing- smell wise too!
I didn’t even read the recipe before I pinned this! I love oatmeal cookies! Actually, I love all cookies as long as they don’t have raisins in them. Those raisins did you a favor when they burned – yuck!
Thanks Heather- although not sure how well it would mesh on your paleo meal plan… 😉
Raisins need to leave the food chain…unless I’m starving!
Haha Paleo Schmaleo it’s cookie granola!! Plus I’ve always thougth labeling oatmeal “bad” was dumb …
Ps I’m eating peanut butter as I type. The paleo gods are definitely frowning
OH helllll no. You did NOT just eat the peanut butter! 😉
Anything with macadamia nuts rock! They are so unique in flavour!
Oh and clusters are the way forward, who wants crumbs!
I love stirring chopped dates and mashed banana into Greek yoghurt – yum!
Ohhh yum- chopped dates would be amazing- even moreso with walnuts!
Oh my goodness, we are cookie soul mates. I love love white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies.
How good are they? Stop by Friday for a delicious recipe!
I love oatmeal cookies, but usual with chocolate chips over raisins. I LOVE white chocolate and macadamia, so I can’t wait to see what you have in store!
Actually, if they had chocolate chips, I’d down them in a second- raisins are pesky little sugary things of nothing.
You, my friend, are in luck come Friday!
I almost stopped reading when you said you didn’t like oatmeal cookies — they’re my absolute favourite! 😛 Well, they have to have chocolate chips, but yeahhhh. SO good. Cookies without oats are booooooooring 😉
And ya know… I’m not really the biggest fan of granola, but these clusterssss… I want them in my mouth (twss). They’re definitely lacking on the chocolate front, though!
I do need chocolate chips in cookies- they are a must to be considered a complete cookie in my eyes! These clusters need to be in your mouth…yesterday.
dammit, i’m trying not to bake, remember?! 😉
Hahaha well stop by Friday 😉
Loose, flakey granola makes me sad – I need the big chunks! And I like oatmeal cookies – as long as they have chocolate chips and not raisins as the mix in.As for least favourite…probably sugar cookies. They don’t do much for me.
Seriously, sugar cookies are like those mini cupcakes- pretty to look at but do nothing taste wise….although if they were all that was left I’d still eat them :p
My favorite yogurt mix-in is nuts. I probably have a half-cup to cup yogurt-nut ratio. Granola is one of those things I eat if I have it or it’s given to me, but I do not actively buy. My friends love to make it, so I am fortunate in that I don’t ever really have to buy it. I LOVE Clifbars, Lunabars, LaraBars, KindBars or basically any kind of “granola-esque” organic bar. I cannot get behind nutri-grain or special -K bars though because they do not have enough calories to actually sustain me. The oatmeal granola looks good! Is there a vegan substitute?
Dude..that is my kind of nut to yogurt ratio!
Definitely have a vegan substitute for you, my vegan friend- Try a flax egg and if it’s not ‘cluster’ like enough- try adding slightly more coconut oil or another flax egg 🙂