Frozen Granola Clusters | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

Categories #RecipeADayMay, Featured, Recipes, Sweet Treats

Hey guys and welcome back to #RecipeADayMay! Today we’re making a simple sweet treat, perfect for summer. This is one of those awkward in-between recipes. It’s not quite healthy enough for me to start bragging about it being so good for you but it’s certainly healthier than a lot of alternatives. We’re making frozen granola clusters.  

The centre is crunchy and creamy with an optional coating of chocolate.  they’re a light bite, perfect for those summer days where you want dessert but you also don’t want anything too heavy.  

They only contain 5 ingredients and there’s no equipment required other than your freezer. 

There’s a couple of optional ingredients in this one. I used ground almonds to help set my clusters before I froze them the first time. This helps them hold their shape in the freezer and adds an extra layer before you add the chocolate. However, if you don’t like almonds (crazy, I know, but I’ve heard some people don’t) or you don’t want the extra fat, you can skip this ingredient. Things could get messy though. The outer chocolate layer is also optional.  

 

granola clusters
Frozen Without Chocolate Layer.

granola clusters

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free (optional) and vegan. This recipe does contain soy and nuts.  

Serves: 12 clusters 

Prep time: 15 minutes  

Total freezer time: 50 minutes minimum 

Ingredients  

  • A cup of granola  
  • ½ cup vanilla dairy free yoghurt  
  • 100g smooth peanut butter. I used Pip & Nut which is quite a runny variety. 
  • Approx. A third of a cup of ground almonds (optional) 
  • 80g dark chocolate (if coating all clusters) 

Method 

  1. Line a baking tray or dish with greaseproof paper.  
  2. Mix the peanut butter and yoghurt in a small bowl. Put the ground almonds in a bowl or spread across a plate. 
  3. Now it’s time to coat the granola in the mixture. If your granola is in larger chunks you may find it easier to dip the granola in the bowl until it’s fully coated. If your granola is in smaller pieces, add the granola to the bowl and stir in.  
  4. Take one large cluster or heaped tsp of combined mixture and gently roll it in the ground almonds until fully coated. 
  5. Place the rolled clusters on the baking tray or dish and place in the freezer to set for at least 20 minutes.  
  6. If you wish to coat them in chocolate, melt the chocolate a few minutes before removing the clusters from the freezer. When the clusters are ready, dip them in the melted chocolate until fully coated.  
  7. Place back in the dish and freeze for another 30 minutes to set the chocolate.   

You can keep them in a sealed container in the freezer for up to a week.  

Serve and enjoy! 

granola clusters

granola clusters

Do you like the sound of these granola clusters? Would you make them as a summer dessert alternative?  

Until tomorrow,  

Sophie 

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20 thoughts on “Frozen Granola Clusters | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

  1. Wow! These look so good, I can imagine they taste delicious! I’m loving the dark chocolate coating, dark chocolate is my favourite kinda chocolate. These look like the perfect summery dessert or maybe even energy balls before a workout! Great post Sophie xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  2. Honestly I love all your recipes! I’m not a dark chocolate person but I know it’s healthier so I guess I’ll try it can’t wait to try this one

  3. Oh my god, my mouth was watering before I even fully clicked onto the post – these look incredible.. Super easy to create, and the perfect sweet treat when you get a craving!

  4. Such a simple recipe. You know I love your blog so much. You show people how easy and fun it can be to eat vegan 🙂
    I think being vegan gets you really creative with all sorts of ingredients as well right? I find it handy because now a days I do lots of vegan cooking for my volunteers work. I will be sure to surf your blog next time I need inspiration for vegan meals <3
    Love,
    Rose – http://www.rainbowsdreamcloud.com

  5. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely delicious! And so quick and easy too. Flora and I both adore peanut butter and almonds (who on earth doesn’t like almonds?!) so this is a must try for us. In an ideal world we could give them as presents but in the real world, we’d just scoff the lot! Fab recipe, Sophie, thank you for sharing! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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