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
- 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 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp 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.
- Be careful with the mix ins. My first attempt, I used raisins and they burnt so if using them or something like chocolate chips, it is best to omit and add after cooking.
I had to find a suitable picture….what I wish Spoons was doing between the hours of 3.30am and 6am.
1. If you had to move to another country, where would you move and why?
2. Would you rather live in the country or in the city?
3. If you could try out any job for a week, what would you like to try?
4. What are the first 5 things you do when you wake up in the morning?
5. Tell me your deepest, darkest secret. Or at least something that most people don’t know about you.
6. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
7. What are some of your favourite books?
8. If you were going to write a book, what would it be about?
9. Name three things hanging out in your fridge door.
10. What do you want to be remembered for?
Hope to see you guys join in the Sunday fun this weekend!
Linking up with new to me parties- #recipeoftheweek, RealfoodWednesdays, Share your stuff Tuesdays, simple supper Tuesdays and Gluten Free Wednesdays, and what’s cookin’ Wednesdays with some weekend pot luck loving!
What cookie is at the bottom of the ‘cookie chain’?
Do you prefer granola clusters or happy with the loose style?
What is your favourite mix in for yogurt/cottage cheese?