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Vegan Protein Granola Cereal Clusters (Gluten Free, Grain Free)

Crunchy and chunky vegan protein granola clusters with roasted chickpeas, coconut maple and cinnamon perfect to meal prep for a quick & easy healthy snack, dessert or breakfast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: breakfast, cereal, gluten free, grain free, granola, granola clusters, healthy, high protein, oil free, quick, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan, wholefood plantbased
Servings: 6
Author: Gee


  • 1 can (1 1/2 cup cooked) chickpeas
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 200C (fan-forced) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place them onto a clean tea towel and dry thoroughly. Spread chickpeas across the lined tray and bake for 20minutes or until hard and crunchy. Reduce oven to 180deg C.
  • Add granola ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Spread granola out onto the baking tray in a single uniform layer (ensure there are minimal gaps to acheive the biggest, chunkiest clusters!)
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until coconut is golden brown (be careful not to burn.) Allow to cool completely before breaking up into clusters and storing in an airtight container.



PUMPKIN SEEDS: Can be swapped for any other nut/seed you prefer such as sunflower seeds or slivered almonds
MAPLE SYRUP: Substitute for any natural liquid sweetener of your choice such as rice malt syrup, agave nectar or date syrup
COCONUT FLAKES: Can be substituted with another ingredient such as shredded coconut, quinoa flakes, rolled oats.