We’re calling this recipe Super homemade granola clusters – because it really is a super recipe! It ticks all the breakfast boxes by being delicious, nutritious and easy.
What’s even better, is you know exactly what goes in to it and you can add or take anything you like away too. With sunflower seeds, chia seeds and sultanas all used to bind everything together, you fantastic texture and sweetness with every bite. Toast in the oven for a caramelised, full bodied finish and enjoy!
We love granola for it’s crunchy texture. With every bite you feel yourself waking up and getting ready for the day. However, most of the shop bought ones are either very expensive (for what they are) or packed full of sugar.
Granola is so simple to make at home and lasts for weeks, so it just makes so much more sense to create your own!
Oats are a super food and they are the key to a great granola. They bind everything together and have great health benefits too.
When we think of oats, most of us think of porridge first and foremost. While porridge is a great breakfast, that’s been enjoyed for centuries across the world, it’s usually saved for cold winters. Granola, however, is a great way to keep up your oats game in the summer months too!
Why not check out our first ever homemade granola recipe tucked away in the archives.
There is no need for artificial sugar in this recipe because raisins and a little maple syrup is all you need to sweeten your homemade granola clusters. With a few sunflower seeds, cacao powder and water, you can shape the granola in to little clusters that will hold their shape.
Once baked, you’re left with delicious crunchy bites, subtly sweet in flavour. Plus, there’s plenty of added fibre and nutrients to keep you going throughout the day.
Finally, add whatever toppers you want. We added extra sultanas and sunflower seeds in the mix. We also added chia seeds with fresh blueberries and raspberries. The choice is yours!
super homemade granola clusters
- 350 g oats
- 100 g sultanas plus a few extra handfuls
- 50 g sunflower seeds plus a few extra handfuls
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 100 ml water
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/165°C/325°F.
- Add all the ingredients into a blender except the oats. Blitz into a paste.
- Add the paste to the oats and mix together well with your hands.
- Add the mix to a lined baking tray, breaking up the mixture and pressing into small clusters. You will probably need to do this on two trays or in batches.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until golden and crispy. Allow to cool before adding to a sealed container.
- Store for up to 2 weeks in an air tight container.