Vegan crunchy nut clusters are all-natural and healthy, making them the ideal snack. A combination of various nuts and seeds coated in maple syrup and then baked until golden and crunchy.
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Hands up if you need to snack in your daily life?! Both my hands are up. These vegan crunchy nut clusters are the answer. They are absurdly easy to make, packed with protein, all-natural, zero gluten and taste fabulous.
The base of this recipe is made with easy to find seeds and nuts, there is also no fussing about trying to make actual clusters on a tray before baking.
Simply spread out the nuts and seeds mixture, then once baked and cooled, crack the bar into bite-sized clusters. It’s such an easy way to make crunchy nuts clusters.
I like to enjoy these with a cold drink of homemade chocolate oat milk.
😋Why you’ll love this recipe
- Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, oil free, corn free and soy free.
- Easy preparation
- Will stay crunchy when stored
- Great as a high protein snack for school or work meal
- These are all natural nut clusters
- They make a great gift
- Seriously addictive - but hey, that’s okay, they’re all natural!
✔️What You’ll Need
Below are some points on vegan nut clusters ingredients;
Desiccated coconut is added to enhance the crunchiness of these all natural crunchy nut clusters. The bits of desiccated coconut* tend to brown and crisp up the most of all the ingredients within.
Maple syrup be sure it is 100% and not imitation syrup. The maple syrup* is used to combine all the nuts and seeds together, which will help to fuse them once baked.
Paprika* adds a hint of spiciness. It is quite mild, but still detectable. Anyone who I have shared these nut clusters with are always pleasantly surprised.
Let’s get to how to make healthy vegan crunchy nut clusters;
Step 1 - In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix through, thoroughly coating all nuts and seeds with maple syrup.
Step 2 - Transfer and flatten the nut mixture into a lined baking tray (use baking paper), ensure the nuts are not overlapping much. Bake in a preheated oven 150C (300F) for 30 minutes.
Step 3 - Allow the tray to fully cool down to room temperature (about 20-30minutes), then break the nut bar into clusters. Store in an air tight container.
This vegan seeds and nuts cluster recipe will yield 300g once baked.
The nuts covered in maple syrup will bake into a reddish golden colour.
Cooling is important - when the baking time is over, the nuts will still be a little soft. As the nuts cool down to room temperature, they will harden into one solid sheet of nut bar. Use your hands to break off desired size pieces.
A 18x27cm (7”x10½”) baking tray was used to bake these. Use a similar sized tray if possible.
Sunflower seeds can be swapped with pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
Paprika can be swapped with another spice of your choice, such as cinnamon.
Cashews & almonds, you can choose to make these into just almond clusters or cashew clusters. Or add you choice of nuts (though baking times may vary)
Sesame seeds can be swapped with poppy seeds or nigella seeds.
Melted vegan chocolate can be used to dip these crunchy nut clusters or drizzled on top.
Yes, place the room temperature seed and nut clusters into an air tight container in the pantry for several days. Keep them away from direct sunlight.
I also love to enjoy mine with natural vegan yoghurt, and fresh fruit. A great way to start the day or as an afternoon snack to help with 3.30itis.
Other snacks you might enjoy are;
You may want to start enjoying almonds that have been soaked water.
Another delicious and simple vegan snack is my rice cake with peanut butter.
Or try my satiating and healthy vegan granola bars.
Another recipe using dates is my easy black sesame cookies.
Another baking recipe that you may love is my vegan ginger cookies. They have crunchy outsides and chewy insides.
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Vegan Crunchy Nut Clusters (With Seeds)
- ½ cup Almonds raw
- ½ cup Cashew raw
- ¼ cup Sunflower seeds raw
- ¼ cup Sesame seeds raw
- ⅛ teaspoon Paprika
- ⅛ cup Dessicated Coconut (shredded coconut)
- ¼ cup Maple syrup
- In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix through, thoroughly coating all nuts and seeds with maple syrup.½ cup Almonds, ½ cup Cashew, ¼ cup Sunflower seeds, ¼ cup Sesame seeds, ⅛ teaspoon Paprika, ⅛ cup Dessicated Coconut, ¼ cup Maple syrup
- Transfer and flatten the nut mixture into a lined baking tray, ensure the nuts are not overlapping much. Bake in a preheated oven 150C (300F) for 30 minutes.
- Allow the tray to fully cool down to room temperature (about 20-30 minutes), then break the nut bar into clusters. Store in an air-tight container.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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