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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Substitutions

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.