No-Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters
These vegan, gluten-free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters are the perfect dessert for a holiday gathering. Plus, they take just a few minutes to make – no oven required!
Pumpkin and peanut butter – can you imagine a better fall dessert combo? I can’t. Unless you added some dark chocolate in there too – but let’s not go overboard.
I love the two P’s together because 1. They’re packed with nutrients – (peanut butter brings the healthy fat and protein, pumpkin comes in with the antioxidants) and 2. The FLAVOR. Pumpkin adds slightly sweet, fall flair to the always fabulous year-round nutty flavor of peanut butter.
I wanted to come up with a healthy(ish) fall dessert using these two ingredients and immediately thought of these – No-Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters. I know, it’s a mouthful – but they’re also a mouthful ;)
I loved cornflake clusters as a kid. They’re so easy to make and even easier to gobble down. However, most cornflake clusters are made with massive amounts of sugar (usually corn syrup) so I wanted to try giving this favorite childhood snack a healthy ingredient upgrade.
In addition to the P and P, I used One Degree Organics Sprouted Ancient Maize Flakes, aka “super nutritious cornflakes,” to infuse some extra nutrition into these clusters. You could also use their classic Sprouted Corn Flakes.
I love sprouted grains because the sprouting process helps to improve absorption of important nutrients like iron and zinc.
I specifically love One Degree Organics because they allow you to trace each and every product right back to the farm by simply scanning the QR code with a smartphone or entering the 6 digit clean source code found on the back of the package on their website. Here you can meet every farmer via videos, photos and stories. This helps to ensure accountability in the food production process and means that you always know exactly where your food is coming from. Transparency, I like that.
These healthy no-bake cornflake clusters take minutes to make. You just warm up all of the wet ingredients in a pot, stir in the cornflakes, then plop them on a pan and let them cool in the fridge. The perfect treat for those last minute gatherings!
You can find the full recipe here!
- 1 box One Degree Organic Ancient Maize Flake or Corn Flakes (~5¼ cups)
- ⅔ cup of pureed pumpkin
- 1¼ cups peanut butter
- 1¼ cups maple syrup
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon maple extract (can sub vanilla)
- Warm and combine all wet ingredients in a saucepan over low heat until melted.
- Stir in the cornflakes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spoon two heaping tablespoons of cornflakes at a time on to sheet and press together into mounds.
- Place in the refrigerator to harden for about 20 minutes.
- Consume within 1-2 days for optimal texture.
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Weigh in: What are your favorite fall flavor combos? Will you try these no-bake pumpkin peanut butter cornflake clusters?
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