Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Clusters

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Quick Summary

Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Clusters- big, crunchy granola clusters that taste like chocolate chip cookies! Enjoy with yogurt, milk, ice cream, or eat by the handful for a delightfully sweet snack!

chocolate chip cookie granola clusters on large baking sheet.

I always have a jar of homemade granola in the pantry. I love almond butter granola, chocolate granola, lemon blueberry granola, and peanut butter granola.

We all know that the granola clusters are the best part of granola so I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Clusters and they are DELICIOUS….almost too good, ha!

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, so you know I am very into a granola that tastes like the classic cookies. The recipe makes BIG granola clusters that are crunchy, sweet, a little salty, and full of chocolate flavor.

I keep the recipe on the healthy side by using wholesome ingredients that I always have on hand. The granola clusters are sweetened with coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, and chocolate chips. If you don’t want to use any refined sugars, you can use Hu baking chips. They are really great!

The granola clusters make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. They are great with yogurt, milk, smoothie bowls, ice cream, or eaten by the handful.

chocolate chip cookie granola cluster ingredients in bowls.

Ingredients

  • Oats– use old fashioned oats, not quick oats. If you need the recipe to be gluten-free, make sure you use gluten-free oats.
  • Nuts– chopped almonds and pecans.
  • Pepitas– pepitas are pumpkin seeds.
  • Flaxseed meal
  • Coconut sugar– I like to use coconut sugar, but brown sugar works well too.
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut oil– melted and slightly cooled.
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips– I prefer dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, but milk will work too.

How to Make Granola Clusters

oats, cinnamon, coconut sugar, flaxseed, pecans, salt, and pepitas in large white bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large-rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pecans, pepitas, flaxseed, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt.
mixing chocolate chip cookie granola clusters in bowl with spatula.
  • Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir until mixture is well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
spreading chocolate chip cookie granola on pan with parchment paper with a spatula.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread in an even layer.
unbaked chocolate chip cookie granola pressed evenly onto a large baking sheet.
  • Use a spatula or the bottom of a measuring cup to press the granola down in an even layer. You want the granola to be pressed together so it will form clusters after cooling.
baked chocolate chip cookie granola cooling on large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 23 to 28 minutes or until granola is slightly golden brown. DO NOT STIR, but make sure you rotate the pan halfway through the baking time.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the granola cool completely on the pan without stirring. Do not touch it while it cools.
  • Once it is cool, you can break the granola into clusters and enjoy!
chocolate chip cookie granola clusters on baking sheet with metal spatula.

Serving Suggestions

Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve the granola clusters.

  • Over yogurt with fresh fruit
  • On top of smoothies or smoothie bowls
  • Sprinkled on a bowl of ice cream
  • With your choice of milk
  • By the handful…once you start, it’s hard to stop!

How to Store

Store the granola clusters in a jar or airtight container for up to one month on the counter. You can also freeze the granola clusters in a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months.

bowl of yogurt with chocolate chip cookie granola clusters, raspberries, a drizzle of honey, and spoon.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Clusters- big, crunchy granola clusters that taste like chocolate chip cookies! Enjoy with yogurt, milk, ice cream, or eat by the handful for a delightfully sweet snack!
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large-rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pecans, pepitas, flaxseed, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  • Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir until mixture is well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Use a spatula or the bottom of a measuring cup to press the granola down in an even layer. You want the granola to be pressed together so it will form clusters after cooling.
  • Bake for 23 to 28 minutes or until granola is slightly golden brown. DO NOT STIR, but make sure you rotate the pan halfway through the baking time.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the granola cool completely on the pan without stirring. Do not touch it while it cools.
  • Once it is cool, you can break the granola into clusters and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 141mg, Potassium: 128mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords chocolate chip, granola, oats

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  1. This recipe looks so yummy.
    I am hoping ypu can suggest a substitute for the coconut oil.
    I don’t use it and am hoping butter might work or even a mild flavored oil?
    Thanks!

    1. This granola sounds delicious! I, too, wonder if another oil or butter could be substituted for the coconut oil? But my main question is about flaxseed – I don’t have any, and I’ve never used it. Could it be omitted? Thanks so much for your help. Can’t wait to make the granola!

    2. Yes, you can use your favorite oil or melted butter. If you don’t have flaxseed you can leave it out. This is a very flexible recipe. You can add chia seeds or different nuts!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy and delicious! My picky eater is going crazy over it. (Though we called them “crisps” and not granola, because he’s got a mysterious vendetta against anything called granola…). Subbed walnuts for the pepitas, because it’s what I had on hand. Thanks! Going in the regular snack repertoire.

  3. The recipe sounds/reads delish…..would love hearing the dimensions of your pan so the timing will yield the exact qualities that yours have.

  4. 4 stars
    I made this today. While it tastes good, it didn’t clump up as the picture did. It never bonded. I followed recipe but seems like I needed more oil or something. It will still get eaten, perfect as a cereal or in yogurt. Otherwise, really good.

  5. 5 stars
    This was deliciously addicting! My family couldn’t stop eating it! Right now, I’m getting ready to make it again just one week later because my kids keep requesting it:)

  6. 5 stars
    This is dangerously addictive- like 3 batches in 2 weeks! My oven runs a little hot so 325 convection is the perfect time. I added 2T chia and hemp today. Thanks for a great recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely LOVE this recipe!! It’s a quick and easy recipe that tastes delicious. We are addicted! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  8. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I can’t stop making it. I’ve made A LOT of granola recipes and this is one of the yummiest. I don’t have coconut sugar so I just substitute brown sugar. I also leave out the flaxseed. This time around I added unsweetened coconut. I make myself granola to eat for breakfast(my kids don’t eat it), but this recipe is so good that all of my family eats it up in a day. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. You can make regular granola. Don’t press it firmly in the pan and stir…but it won’t form clusters if you make it that way.

  9. 5 stars
    I make this EVERY week! My teenagers love it for breakfast just plain. I love it on yogurt and just snacking on it throughout the day. It is just SO good. We also love breaking it apart. Why is that so satisfying?! Thanks for yet another great recipe!

    1. I am so glad you love this recipe. I like having a jar in the pantry at all times too!

  10. Hello, I am wondering if I leave out the nuts, how much of other ingredients would I need to add to have the recipe work, if you know? Thank you for the recipe and any guidance you can offer.

    1. I haven’t tried it without the nuts, but you can leave them out and add more oats. I would add 3/4 cup extra oats.

  11. 5 stars
    This is absolutely amazing! Comes together so easily and my house smells so good. Definitely a recipe on repeat for my household. Thank you!