Tuesday, September 18, 2012

homemade granola clusters

 This recipe I have had for a long time. It is an easy recipe for beginers that are starting a healthier lifestyle. All the ingredients are easily accessible in your local grocery store, or you may have in your pantry.

Homemade granola clusters

preheat an oven to 350

in a very large mixing bowl  toss together the dry mix
8 cups rolled oats (or other rolled grains)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of nuts, seeds, and or coconut
1/2 teaspoon salt

wet mix
1/2 cup oil
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1 Tablespoon maple flavoring

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until blended
pour out onto two cookie sheets breaking the mix up into small clusters
bake in a 350 oven  for about 30 minutes stirring halfway through and breaking up any big bunches
This makes soft baked clusters. for a more crunchy cluster, bake about 15 more minutes.

This is a great starter recipe for those trying to go a little healthier. When we began we would add some granola clusters to our regular breakfast cereal. It is good mixed in with a flake cereal. It helps the children feel full longer. It is also really good mixed with fruit and yogurt.
I have included a link to our homemade yogurt adventures below

homemade yogurt


  1. Stopping by from the Growing Home link party! Glad I found your site!

  2. Sounds great! I just made some soaked granola this week. With the cooler fall temps in our area, I've gotten back into baking.

  3. Love this! Thanks for posting, it is just the snack recipe I've been looking for!

  4. Your Granola Clusters look awesome, we will really enjoy this recipe. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I love making granola, but I've never tried it with flour. Great idea! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  6. Yum, this looks delicious! I have never thought to make granola with flour either! Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday, hope to see you again this week.