Blueberry Granola Recipe
I love making this Homemade Blueberry Granola because it makes the house smell like warm cinnamon cookies, is loaded with protein, vitamins, good fats and antioxidants, and is simply delicious.
When you try this, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make healthy granola- and will never want to buy the corn syrup, sugar and oil-filled varieties at the grocery store again.
After your granola cools, you can break it into chunky bars or crumble up and sprinkle on almost everything. It is a great snack after your workout or for the kids on road-trips. It even makes for a cute gift in a mason jar, but that means you can’t eat all of it when it comes out of the oven. Good luck with that and enjoy!
3.5oz package dried blueberries
1/4C. dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
1/2C. chopped unsalted almonds or other nut of choice
1/4C. raw pepitas
1/4C unsalted sunflower seeds
1C shredded unsweetened coconut
2T ground flax seed
2T chia seeds
12oz natural creamy almond or peanut butter
2-4T organic pure maple syrup
1T vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir the dry ingredients together.
In a small pot on the stovetop, stir almond butter, natural maple syrup and vanilla extract together on low heat for 5 minutes. Stir frequently until smooth.
Pour the warm mixture into the dry ingredient bowl and stir together until oats are coated. Add more syrup and almond butter if needed.
Use your hands to blend well and press evenly onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden. After it has cooled, cut into bars or crumble.
Julie Meyers Miller is a Certified Nutritionist for Fitness and Wellness and founder of balanceisbest. She is a wife, mom, and blogger on a mission to inspire holistically healthier lives at any stage of the game.
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