Recipe By nan
Published Apr 2nd
Gluten-Free Nuts and Seeds Clusters
Prep 30m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 92.4

This healthful snack comes in bite-size and is packed with nutrition. No mess, great to pack for trips. The clusters also freeze well. Best of all, it’s gluten-free.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup flax seed meal
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup raisins, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a miniature muffin tin.
  2. 2 Combine oats, oat flour, sesame seeds, cornstarch, quinoa, coconut, flax meal, chia seeds, walnuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. 3 Whisk honey, applesauce, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl; stir into oats mixture. Scoop mixture into the prepared muffin tin, pressing gently to fit into each muffin cup.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 92.4
  • Carbohydrate 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol 4.1 mg
  • Fat 4.9 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 1.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.7 g
  • Sodium 28 mg
  • Sugar 7.3 g

Chef's Notes

Be sure the oats are gluten-free if you are sensitive to gluten; Replace raisins with any dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or mangoes; If you don't have a mini muffin pan, simply use a tablespoon to scoop out each portion and shape it into a ball before placing it on a baking sheet.


  1. Lots of texture. I replaced the white chocolate with finely chopped dates. My grandkids loved them.
  2. Wonderful substitute for store-bought health bars! I cut the honey to 3/4 cup and added the equivalent 1/4 cup of stevia. Also bumped up the vanilla to a tablespoon. These freeze well.
  3. These were tasty bites. They were moist sweet and had a nutty flavor. I followed what one of the other reviewers did and made 1/2 recipe used the whole egg and still got 24. I used mini paper liners and they worked great. I made oat flour in my Vitamix. I then added the rest - Read more ...
  4. These were so good. I wasn't sure what to expect but these little mini muffins came out moist and flavorful. I made half a batch (which made exactly 24) but still used a whole egg. I made my own oat flour by putting quick outs in the blender. I didn't have white chips so I - Read more ...
  5. I've been trying a few healthy alternatives to store bought granola / energy bars lately and I really liked these! I made half a recipe and the amount of batter was spot on - 24 mini muffins. I baked mine for exactly 15 minutes. I'm sure my son is going to gobble these up when - Read more ...