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Homemade Blueberry Granola

Start your day with a burst of flavor from my Homemade Blueberry Granola Recipe! This delightful recipe combines the natural sweetness of dried blueberries with the hearty crunch of wholesome oats and seeds.

Blueberry granola in cereal bowl.

Homemade Blueberry Granola Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of homemade granola, and this blueberry granola recipe takes it to a whole new level.

Infused with the zesty aroma of fresh orange and the sweet tang of dried blueberries, this granola is a breakfast game-changer.

Packed with a variety of seeds and the richness of honey, each bite offers a delightful crunch and a burst of flavor.

Whether served with milk, yogurt, or fresh blueberries, this granola is not only delicious but also a nutritional powerhouse to kickstart your day!

Can I replace the honey with a different sweetener?

Yes, maple syrup is a great vegan alternative to honey in this recipe.

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

A full and detailed recipe card with all the ingredients to make this lemon slice is at the bottom of this post.

  • Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats: Use certified gluten-free oats for a gluten-free version.
  • Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Chia, Hemp): Feel free to use a combination of your favorite seeds.
  • Orange Zest: Orange zest can be replaced with lemon zest for a different citrus note.
  • Coconut Oil: Can be substituted with melted butter.
  • Dried Blueberries: Can be replaced with other dried fruits like cranberries or raisins.

How To Make Blueberry Granola

Preheat Oven: Set to 320ºF (160ºC). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix oats, coconut, seeds, cinnamon, and orange zest.

Add Wet Ingredients: Blend in honey (or maple syrup), melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract until everything is well coated.

Spread Granola: Spread the mixture evenly on the lined baking sheet.

Bake: Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden, rotating the tray halfway through baking for even browning. To keep the granola chunky, avoid stirring it. 

Cool: Let the granola cool on the tray to maintain chunkiness.

Add Blueberries: Once cooled, gently mix in the dried blueberries.

Serve or Store: Enjoy with milk or yogurt, or store for later use.

Granola served in cereal bowl.

Expert Tips

  • Even Baking: Spread the granola in a thin, even layer on the baking sheet for uniform toasting.
  • Watch the Oven: Keep an eye on the granola, especially towards the end of baking, as it can go from perfectly toasted to burnt quickly.
  • For Chunky Granola: Avoid stirring during and after baking to maintain chunks.
  • Cool Completely: Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet to crisp up before storing.
  • Adding Fruit After Baking: Stir in the dried blueberries after the granola has cooled to maintain their texture.

How do I know when the granola is perfectly baked?

The chunky granola should be golden brown and feel dry to the touch. It will crisp up further as it cools.

Is granola better served with milk or yogurt?

Granola is delicious with both milk and yogurt. Milk makes it more like a traditional cereal, while yogurt offers a creamier texture and can be more filling. Try both ways to see which you prefer!

Seeded granola in jar and in a cereal bowl behind.

Storage Instructions

Store: Keep in an airtight container, like a mason jar, in the pantry at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

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Orange & Blueberry Seeded Granola! Wholesome and flavourful orange infused homemade granola. Loaded with seeds and free from nuts! Turns out chunky which is perfect to top your yoghurt and berries or serve with milk and enjoy!

Homemade Blueberry Granola

Samantha Pickthall
This delightful blueberry granola recipe combines the natural sweetness of dried blueberries with the hearty crunch of wholesome oats and seeds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serves
Calories 476 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest, about 1 large orange
  • 1/3 cup honey, or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven: Set to 320ºF (160ºC) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix oats, coconut, seeds, cinnamon, and orange zest.
  • Add Wet Ingredients: Blend in honey (or maple syrup), melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract until everything is well coated.
  • Spread Granola: Spread the mixture evenly on the lined baking sheet.
  • Bake: Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden, rotating the tray halfway through baking for even browning. To keep the granola chunky, avoid stirring it.
  • Cool: Let the granola cool on the tray to maintain chunkiness.
  • Add Blueberries: Once cooled, gently mix in the dried blueberries.
  • Serve or Store: Enjoy with milk or yogurt, or store for later use.

Notes

  • Store: Keep in an airtight container, like a mason jar, in the pantry at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 9gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 9gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 39IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Granola
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