Love granola but tired of its high price tag in the grocery store? Or maybe you’re looking for a healthier cereal alternative than the boxed stuff. Fear not, we’ve got you covered with this almond blueberry granola recipe! With a short but powerful list of wholesome ingredients, its sure to become a new favorite within your recipe rotation.
Granola is a great fueling option for runners because, ya know, oats… And it’s also a cinch to make. With just a few ingredients, this almond blueberry granola will fill the house with an amazing aroma that’s sure to have every family member running in your direction to see what you’re cooking.
While the official recipe calls for mixing the granola with dried blueberries and dried tart cherries, don’t feel restricted to only using those options. Instead, mix and match in your favorite alternatives such as raisins and currants or dried bananas.
The almond blueberry granola keeps well for a few weeks in sealed bag or other container and also freezes well. Use it as a topper for your favorite yogurt or ice cream or mix it with your favorite type of milk for a delicious homemade cereal.
Almond Blueberry Granola
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
- 2/3 cup raw honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil and raw honey until melted.
- Pour the coconut oil and honey mixture over the oats mixture. Add the vanilla and almond extracts. Stir to evenly coat the oats.
- Spread the granola evenly on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the granola for 20-25 minutes or until the oats begin to turn golden brown. Stir occasionally and check the granola often to prevent burning.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle the dried blueberries and dried cherries over the top of the granola. Stir to mix in the berries. Let cool completely on the baking sheet.
- Store the granola in a sealed bag or large jar.
So, how did the almond blueberry granola turn out? Did you experiment with alternatives to the blueberries and cherries? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
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