Maple Blueberry Granola

By • March 29, 2012 • 10 Comments



Author Notes: My dear friend, Ralph, a connoisseur of good granola, inspired me to start making my own at home. He taught me to toast the oats first and he makes his own crunchy, addictive granola with honey, almonds and raisins. I've tried just about every concoction I can think of and have found myself returning to one granola combination over and over using my favorite sweetener and fruit - maple syrup and blueberries.BlueKaleRoad

Makes 4 1/2 cups

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel or flaky sea salt
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
  • 3/4 cups walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the oats on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Keep the oven on.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the syrup, honey, olive oil, vanilla and fleur de sel. Stir in the oats and mix to coat. Add the pepitas, ground flax seeds and walnuts and gently mix.
  3. Spread the mixture on the rimmed baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes. Stir the granola halfway through the baking time, being sure to get the corners. Remove from the oven and let cool. Mix in the dried blueberries. Store the granola in an airtight container within easy reach for snacking.

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over 2 years ago gingerroot

This sounds delicious, BKR!

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over 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you so much, gingerroot!

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over 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

When I found dried blueberries at a store (at home, in Nigeria), I snapped a bag up. And now I'm thankful for this granola - as soon as I get more maple syrup, I'll give it a go. Yum....

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over 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I hope you enjoy it, KB! Happy to hear you have a stash of dried blueberries - they disappear quickly in our house so I have to hide them if needed for a recipe.

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over 2 years ago aargersi

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I am making this for sure. Love!

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over 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I hope you enjoy it, aargersi! Have a great weekend!

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over 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Oh my! Tom is going to love this...he's always looking for snacks like this. Thanks !

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over 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

My pleasure, Pat! We keep a jar of it on the counter for quick snacks.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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I made this following your recipe but used dried cherries because thats what I had, its delicious.The olive oil and sea salt make this stand out, not too sweet and a little salty really delicious!

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over 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thanks for letting me know, sdebrango! I'm delighted you are enjoying the granola. Dried cherries sound delicious, too.