Our cranberry ginger granola clusters recipe is simply delicious! We are willing to bet that once you make this you’ll no longer buy boxed or bagged granola at the store. That’s just how confident we are you’ll that absolutely love this creation. First, you probably already have the ingredients to make this recipe in your pantry right now —and it only takes five minutes to whip it up. It will toast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes—but that’s it! You’re done making a full batch of homemade, clean and personalized granola.
Now let’s have full disclosure: if you choose to share it with your friends, you’ll be making it for them all the time! And it is a perfect way to put those empty jars of Once Again Nut Butter to use; just fill them up with granola and spread the joy. Perhaps share the recipe too, so that your friends and family can make some on their own.
You can purchase granola at the store at widely various price levels, from $2 per pound —up to $10 per pound! If there are so many choices, why would you want to make your own you ask? The bags at the store tend to have too many calories; they list sugar or high fructose corn syrup as the first or second ingredient, and they usually don’t meet expectations for freshness. (A few exceptions exist however.)
We’d love to hear about your favorite add- ins for with this, your individualized, homemade version of granola. Some of our bit hits so far have included: cranberry and ginger (this recipe below), peanuts and raisins, coconut flakes and dried blueberries, chocolate chips and sliced almonds, sunflower seeds and diced apricots, chopped dates and cashews and dried pineapple bits with coconut flakes.
Here are a few tips to remember when making this Cranberry Ginger Granola Clusters recipe. You need to keep the dry mixture only up to a total of four cups when adding one cup of wet ingredients (cashew butter and honey). This ratio will yield granola clusters of medium to large size that stick together well. If you increase the proportion to five cups of dried ingredients to the one cup of wet, the recipe results in a loose granola ideal to be used as a topping or enjoyed with milk or yogurt, for example. If you’d like to transform these into granola bars, simply add another 1/3 cup of Once Again Nut Butter to the mix; and using the back of a spatula press it firm before baking. Let it cool completely once removed from the oven before slicing. Let us know how your version turned out in the comments below. Share a picture on social media and tag us, so we can give you a shout out too!
We also have a great Tart Cherry Ginger Granola recipe you can find here!
Cranberry Ginger Granola Clusters
Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LD
Best way to satisfy your snack cravings! These granola clusters are lightly sweet and full of flavor from the ginger and cranberries. Extremely simple to make and great to store and enjoy for days. Gluten free homemade granola recipe.
- 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup of brown rice cereal
- ⅓ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup of dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds
- 2 tablespoons of chopped candied ginger
- ½ cup of Killer Bee Honey
- Mix all dried ingredients in large bowl and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, under low heat, mix together honey and cashew butter until achieving a honey-like consistency.
- Now pour it over the dry ingredients and mix it until well coated. Spread it in a thin layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for just 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool. Then break the granola into crumbles and enjoy! Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to seven days.