Blueberry Granola

by Apr 5th, 2011 // Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks

Blueberry Granola

Blueberry Granola

Recently, when strolling through the aisles of Trader Joe’s I spotted a beautiful jar of blueberry juice.  It looked so delicious I plucked it off the shelf and added it to my cart having no idea what I’d do with it.

Blueberry Granola

First thing we did was a taste test. It passed with flying colors and delivered the added benefit of enabling an exciting blue mustache.

Blueberry Granola

Then we decided to make one of our household faves out of it… granola.

Blueberry Granola

The color of the pre-cooked granola was magnificent. Such a gorgeous shade of purplish blue.

Blueberry Granola

Too bad the color baked right off…

Blueberry Granola

But it tasted awesome. We’re working our way through this jar eating it non-stop.

Blueberry Granola Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 55 mins

Ingredients:
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup blueberry juice
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup dried blueberries
handful of pepitas

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wisk together honey, oil and juice. Set aside. Combine oats, almonds and pepitas in a large bowl and toss with the honey mixture until evenly moistened. Spread it out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with a Silpat (or parchment paper). Bake for 55 minutes to an hour, stirring once or twice to evenly brown. Remove from oven and stir in the cherries and raisins. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before storing in airtight container or bags.

Makes: 10 servings

Blueberry Granola

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7 Comments on “Blueberry Granola”

  1. 1.) notyet100
    April 5th, 2011

    ummm will try this,..

  2. 2.) Ashton
    April 6th, 2011

    hmm yum! I may add golden raisins…I def have a bad sweet tooth and golden raisins add more sweetness to granola for me than regular raisins. ps your children are too cute!

  3. 3.) Liz E.
    April 6th, 2011

    What is pipita? and where do I find it at my grocery store?
    I tried googling it, but it just comes up with some spanish soccer player.

  4. 4.) Susan
    April 6th, 2011

    It's a pEpita. Were you just spelling it wrong maybe? It's just a pumpkin seed, as I understand it.

  5. 5.) Heather
    April 6th, 2011

    what if i cant find blueberry juice?

  6. 6.) Clare
    April 6th, 2011

    Heather, nearly every grocery store carries blueberry juice (especially in the "Natural Foods" section). If you can't find it, use cherry juice and dried cherries, or cranberry juice and dried cranberries.

  7. 7.) Anita Strauss
    August 19th, 2011

    Oh my goodness yum! I am embarrassingly obsessed with granola; I hardly go a day without it. I am going to try this recipe this weekend. One trick I learned is to add an egg white to my granola because it makes the oats stick together and form clusters better (I use my hands to squeeze oats into clumps before baking). Plus it adds a little extra healthy protein!

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