If you dig around packaged granola boxes in search of the crunchy clusters, then this recipe is for you.
nspired by the ever increasingly popular Starbucks beverage, these granola clusters are bursting with warm fall spices and rich espresso accents. Just like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, there’s no actual pumpkin puree in this granola; but unlike the seasonal drink, these clusters are devoid of any junk.
The clusters are also relatively low in sugar for a granola recipe; although they are sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving.
Don’t you just wanna reach a hand into that jar and take a big handful?!
|Crunchy Spiced Latte Granola Clusters
|6 cups of granola clusters
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup ground coffee (choose your favorite blend)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat Your Oven
Start by preheating your oven to 325°F (160°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix Dry Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, shredded coconut, and ground coffee.
Prepare the Spiced Latte Mixture
In a separate microwave-safe bowl, mix the brown sugar, honey, vegetable oil, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt. Microwave this mixture for about 30 seconds or until it’s warm and the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients
Pour the spiced latte mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well until everything is evenly coated.
Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Press it down gently to create clusters or clusters of your desired size. This is where the magic happens, as the clusters will hold together as they bake.
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the granola clusters turn golden brown. Be sure to stir the mixture halfway through to ensure even baking.
Cool and Enjoy
Once out of the oven, allow the granola clusters to cool completely on the baking sheet. They will continue to crisp up as they cool down.
Once the clusters are completely cool, break them into your desired snack-sized pieces. You can enjoy them as a snack on their own, as a topping for yogurt, or with a splash of milk for a latte-inspired breakfast.
Crunchy Spiced Latte Granola Clusters are a delightful and satisfying treat that combines the rich flavors of coffee with the wholesome goodness of granola. They’re perfect for coffee lovers and snack enthusiasts alike. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make, allowing you to enjoy the taste of your favorite latte in a whole new way. Give this recipe a try, and you’ll have a new favorite snack in no time!
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories: 200 kcal
- Total Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 70mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 20g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 9g
- Protein: 4g