Granola Clusters

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Almond Cranberry Granola Clusters will please your tastebuds. It takes minimal effort to whip up and tastes delicious as cereal, on yogurt, oats or by itself!

Baked granola on a sheet pan.
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Why Make These Granola Clusters

This almond cranberry gluten free granola is full of flavor.

1t can easily be made vegan if you swap the honey for maple syrup!

It is 100% gluten-free when you use certified oats that are gluten free. This recipe is pretty much fool proof! You can have the kids help make it and you pretty much can’t mess it up. You can add other add-ins as well, chocolate chips, walnuts, cashews other dried fruits. The options are endless.

Ingredients Needed

ingredients for gluten free cranberry almond granola.
  • Almond Extract. This makes the granola taste a little sweeter and better than your average granola.
  • Coconut Oil. This give the granola a nice crispy texture once it’s baked enough. You may also use canola oil in place of coconut oil if you’d prefer.
  • Honey or Maple syrup. This sweetens the granola and keeps it sticky so it can clump together. Use maple syrup to make this gluten-free almond cranberry granola vegan!

How To Make This Recipe.

Step 1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl, Cinnamon, oats, almonds, walnuts. Leave the dried fruit out until AFTER baking. Mix the wet ingredients into a a separate bowl: oil, maple syrup or honey, almond extract. Set oven to 300 degrees!

Step 2: Mix together the ingredients well with a spatula. Lay flat and think on parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for about 20 – 30 minutes or until the mixture starts to brown and smell nice.

Close up shot of the granola baked.

FAQs And Expert Tips.

Where Do I find Gluten Free Oats?

In the same aisle as where you’d find regular! Down the cereal aisle.

Can I use any oat type?

Yes! If you aren’t GF then you can use regular. You can also make this recipe with quick oats it just might have a different texture.

I don’t like cranberries can I skip?

Yep! Cranberries are just a bonus ingredient.

Can I add less sugary ingredients?

Of course! However, you will need some maple syrup or honey to get the mixture to clump together so do add a little!

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Gluten Free Almond Cranberry Granola
5 from 9 votes

Gluten Free Almond Cranberry Granola

Gluten Free Almond Cranberry Granola is fool proof, takes minimal effort and offers a flavorful crunch addition to your meals.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil , *
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups gluten-free oats, *
  • 1 cup sliced or chopped almonds
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions 

  • Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl, Cinnamon, oats, almonds, walnuts. Leave the dried fruit out until AFTER baking.  Mix the wet ingredients into a a separate bowl: oil, maple syrup or honey, almond extract. Set oven to 300 degrees! 
  • Mix together the ingredients well with a spatula. Lay flat and think on parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for about 20 – 30 minutes or until the mixture starts to brown and smell nice. Add cranberries and let the granola sit for 10 mintues to harden before breaking into chunks.

Notes

*You can also use canola oil 
*Any oat will work! Instant or old fashioned, you will just get a slightly different texture and bake time. 
*baking times vary keep an eye on the granola after 10  minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbs | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 194
Keyword: 30 minute, Gluten Free Almond Cranberry Granola
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13 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Absolutely delightful. A light snack which allows me to eat more in one sitting 😉

      1. 5 stars
        The almond extract in here was a really really nice touch. Will make again soon.

  1. 5 stars
    Easy. Delicious. Vegan. What more could you want?!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Bailey!
    Been wanting to make this since you posted on Instagram. I made it yesterday and we ate it all already. Will make again. I used dried blueberries instead and it was great. You should try it next time.

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I’ll never buy granola again. The best thing about it is that you can really customize it. I added pumpkin seeds in addition to the almonds and walnuts. I also used raisins instead of cranberries just because I had them on hand. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Angie, so happy to hear you loved this recipe as much as I do! Enjoy all the fun combinations with this recipe. Pumpkin seeds are a great idea!