This Barberry Granola Clusters recipe combines oats, nuts, seeds, and tangy barberries into a delicious, nutritious snack or breakfast treat.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup USimplySeason Barberries
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and coconut flakes.
- In a small saucepan, heat the honey (or maple syrup), coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt over medium heat until well combined.
- Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well to ensure everything is evenly coated.
- Spread the mixture out evenly on the prepared baking tray. Press down firmly to compact the mixture. This will help to form clusters.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown. Be careful not to burn it.
- Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool completely on the tray. Do not stir the granola while it's still hot, as it will break up the clusters.
- Once cooled, sprinkle the dried barberries over the granola and gently mix them in, trying to maintain some clusters.
- Store your barberry granola clusters in an airtight container at room temperature. It should last for up to two weeks.
Enjoy this as a delicious and healthy breakfast option, or a snack throughout the day!