Do you ever spend a lot of money ona speciality food item so that you can try to replicate it? Or is that just me? Well, I did with these. I spent $25 on a bag of paleo granola clusters and they were amazing, but at $25 that’s not going to be a regular spend right? So I read the ingredients and thought it seemed quite replicable. Voila! Homemade granola clusters. I’ve spiked mine with cinnamon, ginger and wild orange essential oils from doTERRA but if you don’t have them you can leave them out, or add 1/2-1tsp of ground cinnamon & ginger. If you’d like to get your hands on essential oils you can cook with, message me or check them out here.
What I love about these clusters is that they are both chewy and a little bit crunchy – especially around the edges – they make a perfect snack.
- 8-10 medjool dates, seeds removed
- 1.5 cups nuts (I have used both almonds and macadamias)
- 1.5 cups dessicated coconut
- 1 Tbsp glucose syrup*
- 1 Tbsp rice malt syrup
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2-3 drops each of doTERRA ginger, cinnamon & wild orange essential oils
- Preheat oven to 140C (fan forced)
- Place all ingredients in the bowl then pulse 4-5 times. Then mix at speed 5-7 until combined. If the mix is too dry you might need to add a tablespoon of water. I like mine a bit chunky still but if you want it smoother mix for longer.
- Food processor:
- Place all ingredients in the bowl then pulse 4-5 times. Then mix atmedium to high speed until combined. If the mix is too dry you might need to add a tablespoon of water. I like mine a bit chunky still but if you want it smoother mix for longer.
- Once the mix is at a consistency were it holds together but isn't too wet, press it onto a lined baking tray.
- Bake for 20 mins. Then roughly cut or separate, turn the over off and leave the tray in the oven until the oven is cool so that they have longer to dry out further.
- You can mix the clusters with toasted flaked coconut if you want to.
- You could cut into bars if you are after more of a muesli bar or break smaller to make more of a muesli.
- If you don't have glucose syrup just use 2 Tbsp rice malt syrup. Honey may work too but i haven't tried that yet.