If you're a granola lover, perhaps you've tried making your own at home? Maybe you've even developed your own signature flavor or spice blend. If you've done a little research, it's possible you've figured out how to make those coveted clusters. But what about mastering all of these things without ever preheating the oven?
It turns out this is all possible thanks to a tasty recipe from Kitchen Simplicity. If you've ever made granola bars at home, the method for this recipe is quite similar: you're heating the liquid ingredients (in this case, maple syrup) on the stove-top and pouring them over the dry ingredients; it all firms up beautifully as it cools.
Because it's no-bake, it's quick and easy to make — a great new essential for those who don't have the 30 minutes or so to wait for a homemade batch of granola to bake (and additional time for it to cool). The clusters are wonderful on their own as a snack, layered into a parfait for breakfast, or you can simply break them up a bit and use them as you would a traditional morning cereal. And as is the case with most granola recipes, it's infinitely adaptable: feel free to fold in any toasty nuts or dried fruits you'd like.
Try the Recipe: No-Bake Maple Walnut Granola Clusters from Kitchen Simplicity
Related: How to Make Chunky Granola Clusters
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