A healthy granola recipe does the trick every time. Find out how to make these granola cups for your breakfast or daytime snack.
We all have those urges of hunger we want to tame. A full granola recipe like this one has that, and a whole lot of flavor.
Today’s post is Berry Nut Granola. I’ve been eating granola combined with a little bit of honey and Greek yogurt every morning for the past week and a half or so. And I’m loving it. However, the really good stuff can get to be expensive if you’re continuously buying it. So I scoured the food blog world for a good granola recipe, and found one at Pamela Salzman Kitchen Matters and really liked the tips she shared about making it, too. I thought the dried fruit should be added before it goes into the oven, but she said to add it after otherwise it will harden and could ruin your teeth. And you don’t want those dry fruits the reason you go to the dentist. So you’ve been warned. 😉
Pamela added dry unsweetened coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds to hers, but I chose to omit them. That’s the great part about granola, you can add whatever you like to suit your taste. (I feel like I’ve said that before.)
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- 3 cups oats
- ⅓ cup pecans
- ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup 100% pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup raw almonds or other nut
- ½ cup dried blueberries
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a small bowl, whisk together, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, honey, and vanilla extract until combined.
- Add the two mixtures and blend thoroughly.
- Transfer oat mixture to the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes and stir occasionally till golden brown.
- Let cool and add the chopped nuts and fruit to the granola.
Here are some tips and tricks to get that granola perfect!
- Store granola in an airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature or can be frozen. *Because oven temperatures vary so much, the baking time of 30 minutes does not need to be strictly adhered to. Make sure that you are watching the oats carefully for browning. I only baked mine for 25 minutes. Around that time it started to smell as if they were going to start burning, so I didn’t chance it and removed them.
- When you remove the oats from the oven, they will NOT be crunchy. Do not fret, they will be crunchy after they are cooled.
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I rate everything that I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best. This Berry Nut Granola earned 4 rolling pins. I highly recommend it!