Oh She Glows Roasted Hazelnut–Almond Granola Clusters + GIVEAWAY

I couldn’t wait to write today’s post.

If you’ve been reading awhile, you know that the blog Oh She Glows was the initial reason for me starting my own three years ago. I immediately connected with Angela’s struggle in overcoming an eating disorder and I loved how candidly she talked about how day-to-day life.

Her recipes are the only ones that I’ve consistently made on my own AND made multiple times over the years. Her trail mix cookies are Neil’s absolute favorite and he doesn’t even like sweets (!).

When she asked if I would be a part of her second cookbook tour, I immediately said YES. When she initially launched her first one, I sang its praises and hosted my own giveaway because I loved it so much (sidenote: make sure you specify who a giveaway is open to. Shipping to Canada from the U.S. can really add up 🙂 ).

I’m so excited for you guys to try out some recipes on your own and even enter for a chance to win it yourself. These pictures are AMAZING and so is the food. Basically, I’m fan-girling real hard over here.

Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Granola Clusters from Oh She Glows Every Day are sure to top your list of snacks this fall!

Even though I still love my meat, all of these plant-based recipes make vegan eating seem totally attainable, which I think is one of the things that makes it daunting for people trying to make that lifestyle change. I mean look at all of these beauties:

Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Granola Clusters from Oh She Glows Every Day are sure to top your list of snacks this fall!

One thing I love about this second cookbook is that there is an expanded section for COOKIES. I also saw the recipe for her “Best Ever Kale Salad” and believe me, it really is the best kale salad I’ve ever had. I’ve made it for work events, family events, and even just at home to eat and eat. It’s that good.

I was able to share two recipes from Oh She Glows Every Day*, and you know how I feel about my sweets, so here’s an amazing combination of sweet and salty in granola form: granola clusters using homemade roasted hazelnut-almond butter.

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Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Granola Clusters from Oh She Glows Every Day are sure to top your list of snacks this fall!

Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Granola Clusters from Oh She Glows Every Day are sure to top your list of snacks this fall!

Reprinted from Oh She Glows Every Day by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Glo Bakery Corporation. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Ashley McLaughlin.

Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Granola Clusters

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, SOY-FREE OPTION, KID-FRIENDLY, FREEZER-FRIENDLY
MAKES 6 TO 7 CUPS (1.5 TO 1.75 L)

PREP TIME:
20 MINUTES

BAKE TIME:
30 TO 36 MINUTES

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) raw hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) raw almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (90 mL) non-dairy mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried cherries, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon (1.5 mL) fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) virgin coconut oil
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons (22 mL) brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Butter (recipe below)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Spread the hazelnuts over a small baking sheet and the almonds over another small baking sheet. Put both in the oven and roast for 12 to 14 minutes, until the hazelnut skins have darkened, cracked, and are almost falling off. Let the nuts cool on the sheet for 5 minutes or so. Transfer the hazelnuts to a damp dishcloth and rub vigorously until most of the skins fall off. The goal is to remove most of them, but a few stragglers are okay! Chop the hazelnuts and almonds and set aside.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and keep the oven set to 300°F (150°C).
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the chopped hazelnuts and almonds, oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, cherries, chia seeds, and salt.
  4. In a small pot, melt the coconut oil over low heat. Transfer it to a small bowl and whisk in the brown rice syrup, hazelnut-almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth. (Normally I would just whisk everything into the pot to save a dish, but for this recipe we don’t want the wet mixture to become warm and melt the chocolate chips while mixing.)
  5. With a spatula, scoop the wet mixture on top of the dry mixture, being sure to get every last drop. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
  6. Scoop the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it out into a thin layer, no more than 1/4- to 1/2-inch (5 mm to 1 cm) thickness. Try to space out the granola as much as possible so it has room to breathe while cooking.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for 8 to 12 minutes more, until the bottom and edges of the granola are just starting to turn golden (the granola itself will still look a bit pale in color). The granola will get crispy as it cools.
  8. Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet, then break it apart into clusters. It will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 weeks or in a large zip-top freezer bag in the freezer for a couple of months. Be sure to press all the air out before freezing (or use a straw to suck out all the air from the bag.)

Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Butter

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, SOY-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, OIL-FREE, KID-FRIENDLY
MAKES 1 CUP (250 ML)

PREP TIME:
10 MINUTES

BAKE TIME:
12 TO 14 MINUTES

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup (250 mL) raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) coconut sugar or natural cane sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Fine sea salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Spread the hazelnuts over a small baking sheet and the almonds over another small baking sheet. Put both in the oven and roast for 12 to 14 minutes, until the hazelnut skins have darkened, cracked, and are almost falling off. Let the nuts cool on the sheet for 5 minutes or so. Transfer the hazelnuts to a damp dishcloth and rub vigorously until most of the skins fall off. The goal is to remove most of them, but a few stragglers are okay!
  2. Transfer the almonds and skinned hazelnuts to a heavy-duty food processor and process until a smooth butter forms, 5 to 10 minutes, stopping to scrape down the bowl as necessary.
  3. With the processor running, slowly add the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to taste through the feed tube.
  4. Store the nut butter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
Now for the best part — you can win your own copy as well! Simply use the widget below to enter. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and will run until this Sunday,  September 25th at midnight CST!

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55 Comments

  1. KAN
    September 20, 2016 / 6:46 am

    I haven’t made any of her recipes (yet!) since I’m not a very good cook but I just checked out her blog and I think I’m going to try her Vegan chili and one of her many cookie recipes. It will be my goal for the week!

  2. Mollie K
    September 20, 2016 / 7:03 am

    I have made her overnight oats recipe!

  3. Jillian
    September 20, 2016 / 7:04 am

    I made a vegan pesto from her blog and it was awesome!

  4. Hillary
    September 20, 2016 / 7:15 am

    I used to make her stuff a lot more. Favorite recipe is the lentil loaf!

  5. September 20, 2016 / 7:59 am

    i love her recipes. Her quinoa burgers are great and lots of great vegan gluten free desserts!

  6. September 20, 2016 / 8:08 am

    omg i just entered everything hahahaha i really hope i win this one since its like the first contest EVER thats open to Canadians. WOOT. I have her other cookbook and am always so inspired and amazed by all her recipes. Congrats on getting asked to join her cookbook tour!!
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  7. Jacky
    September 20, 2016 / 8:30 am

    I’ve made a TON of Angela’s recipes and I love them! My favorites are the Make Ahead Steel Cut Oatmeal and Butternut Black Bean Burritos!

  8. September 20, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I make Angela’s recipes ALL THE TIME. My favourite, funnily enough, is the orange maple miso dressing. I just love it. I am not confident enough to use those flavours without a recipe so I remember the first time I had it I was just blown away. Amazing over sweet potato!

  9. L Reeve
    September 20, 2016 / 9:28 am

    I am vegan and sugar free which is non dairy so this cookbook would be so great for me.

  10. Amy Heffernan
    September 20, 2016 / 9:35 am

    All her recipes are amazing and easy to prepare. Love them all!

  11. September 20, 2016 / 9:44 am

    I’ve heard of OSG, but haven’t ever made any recipes. Those granola clusters look SO GOOD thought! I’m going to have to try them!

    Alissa
    NaturallyMeBlog.com
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  12. Sarah
    September 20, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I really loved the first book. Her wraps with quinoa and broccoli are a family fave!

  13. September 20, 2016 / 11:01 am

    I too love that kale salad, but currently making her red lentil soup all the time. So easy and delicious.

  14. Tracy
    September 20, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Green monster smoothies!!

  15. Nicci Randall
    September 20, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Love everything Oh She Glows…I think the last thing I made of hers was a super seedy granola—sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, etc….all the seeds, all the goodness 🙂

  16. Lindsey
    September 20, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I looove Angela’s original Glo Bars!!!

  17. Deb E
    September 21, 2016 / 7:45 am

    I love her breakfast bar recipes and made her No-Bake Almond Joy Granola Bars with rice cereal and oats. Easy and yummy!

  18. Brittney
    September 21, 2016 / 9:07 am

    I have never tried any of her recipes, but I may need to try that granola one because it looks really good!!

  19. Kathy
    September 21, 2016 / 11:41 am

    So many good ones, but I especially like her chana masala recipe.

  20. paige c
    September 21, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I think all her recipes look so great! I would love to have the cookbook to pick recipes from to make!

  21. Jordan
    September 22, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Too many good ones, but I really like her chia donuts.

  22. Mary
    September 22, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    We have made a ton! Love her smoothie recipes.

  23. September 22, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    I’m not vegan but I’ve heard so many good things from many people about her recipes. I’d love to check out her book!

  24. Amber Ludwig
    September 22, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    I haven’t!!! They all look so amazing though!!

  25. September 23, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Oh She Glows was one of the first food blogs I ever started following! <3 She has so many delicious recipes!! Thanks so much for this giveaway! *-* I've made her chia donut + lots of her smoothie recipes!
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  26. September 23, 2016 / 11:17 am

    I already knew I’d buy Angela’s second cookbook, but that cover picture makes me want to EVEN MORE.

    I love the burritos from her first cookbook. So good!
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  27. Kelsey
    September 23, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    it’s so hard to choose a favorite recipe… honestly, I love the catalog of overnight oats. I never get bored!

  28. Jordan Leigh
    September 23, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    It still so crazy to me but Angela was literally the first blogger I ever followed when I was just a young tween! I’m amazed at how she has continued to grow and reach people. Favorite recipe of hers? It’s like choosing a child, this isn’t fair lol. Maybe her “meatloaf”?? But the cookies!! Ugh. I give up 😉

  29. Jeffrey
    September 24, 2016 / 11:50 am

    I’ve never made any of her recipes but must say that the granola clusters look awesome. Making granola is on my culinary bucket list, I just need to take a leap!

  30. ikkinlala
    September 24, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    My favourite is the avocado pasta.

  31. Nikki
    September 25, 2016 / 6:49 am

    Not yet

  32. Michelle Coles
    September 25, 2016 / 8:02 am

    I haven’t made any of the recipes yet but I am looking forward to trying them out!

  33. September 25, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Have only looked at her book and wondered whether I would be able to make them easily. Looking forward to trying these recipes.

  34. September 25, 2016 / 8:57 am

    I have not made any yet, but I am dying to get my hands on the book so I can start trying them all out! It looks like a very well put-together (and inspiring) book!

  35. Lushka Smith
    September 25, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Haven’t had the chance yet, but have my eye on some.

  36. September 25, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    I have her first cookbook and I can’t wait to see the goodies inside her 2nd! So rad that you get to be part of her book tour, Erin!! She was one of the first bloggers I ever started following years ago when I was venturing into the foodie world 🙂
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  37. stacey h
    September 25, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    i can’t believe i haven’t made any of her recipes yet; i am always on her blog. admiring.

  38. Leela
    September 25, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I haven’t made any yet.

  39. Dawn S.
    September 25, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I haven’t made any of Angela’s recipes yet – I’m still pretty new to cooking, but her recipes look delicious and like they would be easy to follow!

  40. Katie R
    September 25, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I have not but I would love to! Especially when gluten free (as I have celiac disease)!

  41. Laurie Nykaza
    September 25, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I haven’t made any of her recipes but would love to try cooking some they all look so good and my family would enjoy them too.

  42. Amy
    September 25, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I’ve never made any of them-which is why I need the cookbook!

  43. October 27, 2016 / 3:45 am

    Loving these, I’m not a fan of almonds although the book looks promising and I’ve already been more than pleased with a couple of recipes from the blog that I tried. The selfish salad is what made me a fan by the way!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      October 28, 2016 / 10:12 am

      Haha that was so long ago! That’s amazing. Yeah, everything I’ve ever made has been delicious!

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