Today I am sharing with you our favorite maple granola clusters recipe. This deliciously sweet and crispy snack is a huge hit with everyone who tries it! It’s a mix between a cookie and granola and seriously amazing!
I had a hard time naming this recipe. Even though the ingredients are similar to granola, it’s so much more than that. The flavor of toasted coconut mixes so well with the toasted oats, almonds and caramelized maple syrup.
I had 2 taste testers for these maple granola clusters outside of my family. I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t just me drooling at the thought of these crispy clusters. My first taste tester said that she and her daughter loved and devoured them. My second taste tester said they were the best cookie like granola crisps ever. She immediately asked for the recipe and directions on how to make them.
Lately, I’ve included these maple granola clusters in my weekly meal prep. I really enjoy them as a dessert. They’re sweet, crunchy, and satisfy my cravings. Isabella loves them as her sweet snack or dessert at school. I love that she considers these her dessert instead of something overly processed and full of refined white sugar.
Delicious and Nutritious
I love creating a dessert that has some nutritional value. This maple granola cluster recipe is definitely sweeter than some desserts I make. However, when I compare it to any regular baking recipe, I instantly feel better.
Maple syrup is high in antioxidants and nutrients. It’s said to have anti cancer, anti bacterial, and anti diabetic properties.(Read more here) Coconut sugar is also a better choice than refined white sugar. It’s significantly less processed and retains nutrients found in the coconut palm. Another wonderful ingredient in these are the oats. Oats are incredibly nutritious. They are a good source of carbs, fiber, protein, fat, antioxidants and more.
Maple Granola Clusters Recipe
Maple Granola Clusters
- 2 cups rolled oats (Gluten free if necessary)
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1.5 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper (you don’t need parchment paper, but its easier to remove the crisps after baking)
- Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure everything is well coated.
- Spread evenly onto your baking sheet and press it down very well with a spatula
- Bake for 12 minutes at 350
- Lower the heat to 300 and bake for about 20-23 more minutes. Check your oven frequently towards the end so that nothing burns. Once the edges look super crispy and the syrup started to bubble, its ready!
- Remove your baking sheet from the oven, and let the crisps cool for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan
- Remove the clusters in pieces and let them cool on a cooling rack.
So what do you think? Will you try this easy and delicious maple granola cluster recipe? Let me know how you like them in the comments! If you love this recipe, you’ll love my chocolate cinnamon roasted nuts recipe.