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Blueberry Granola Cereal

 

Reminder! If you are local, you will have the opportunity to buy this very granola at our Central Florida Food Bloggers Bake Sale tomorrow in Winter Park, Florida from 10am-1pm. They will even be packaged in mason jars!

 

 

I have been on a granola kick lately. Ever since I got a few bags of granola from the Southeast Produce Conference I’ve been eating it like crazy in my yogurt. Which is another thing I don’t eat often. It typically doesn’t bode well with my stomach; however, for the past few months I’ve been feeling great–so I’ll keep on eating the yogurt until my body tells me otherwise (TMI?).

 

Because of the recent great granola kick of 2012 I’ve even added a board on Pinterest dedicated to all things granola. So if your a granola lover… I suggest you follow it. I probably pin at least one new granola recipe a day! That is how I found this recipe–although I’ll tell you there are few granola recipes that have really stuck out to me; hence why I was inspired to use the base of this recipe and add and subtract ingredients out.

I will note that I was happy with the flavor combo and when I mixed in the dried blueberries into the batch of hot granola my house instantly smelt like a blueberry pie! Make sure you break apart the blueberries or else they will clump together. This was not a clumped together type of granola it was definitely in separate pieces. Which I was perfectly ok with because I planed on eating this in yogurt.

As always, make sure you store the granola in an air tight container like a mason jar as pictured. This big batch of granola lasted me two weeks. Some may argue and say that’s too long but it still tasted fine to me (and I’m alive and writing about it). Always store at your own risk, and remember that you can be creative with granola and make it your own!

Inspired by: bon appetit

Blueberry Granola Cereal
Author: Katie Jasiewicz of Katie’s Cucina Inspired by Bon Appetit
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 5 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup chopped California Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup soy nuts
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Using a rimmed baking sheet line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix the old-fashioned oats, chopped pecans and walnuts, soy nuts, flax seeds, and brown sugar, and set to the side.
  3. In a sauce pan add the canola oil and honey over medium-low heat until smooth.
  4. Pour the honey mixture over the oat/nut mixture and toss. Spread the oat/nut mixture on the prepared sheet.
  5. Bake until golden brown about 40 minutes; mixing every 10 minutes. Place the baking sheet on a rack and stir in the one cup of dried blueberries. Cool and store in an air tight container for up to 1 week.

 

   

6 Responses to “Blueberry Granola Cereal”

  1. Samantha posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:29 am (#)

    This looks great! I wish I could stop by the bake sale and pick up a jar!

    • Katie replied on April 27th, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Awe thanks! Well you have the recipe–you can make some :)

  2. Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) posted on April 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm (#)

    Granola is seriously on my to-cook list. It’s so expensive to buy at the store, and probably loaded with sugar. I’d love to make my own!

  3. Janet posted on August 2, 2014 at 10:39 am (#)

    I am making this today :) Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Katie replied on August 11th, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Janet–it’s my favorite. Hope you enjoyed it.

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