This Blueberry Lemon Granola is lightly sweetened and simple to make at home! It’s loaded with dried blueberries, nuts, unsweetened coconut, cinnamon and lemon zest. It’s totally customizable and so much better than store-bought!
Hello there friends and Happy Tuesday!
Today, I’m sharing my newest flavor of homemade granola, Blueberry Lemon Granola.
The BEST Homemade Blueberry Lemon Granola
I never ever buy granola from the market. I always make it homemade. I love making it homemade because granola is one of those things that’s totally customizable.
If you don’t like pecans, add walnuts. Not a fan of sunflower seeds, just omit or add pepitas. Love cinnamon flavor, add a bit more. Don’t like cinnamon flavor, just omit. You see where I’m going right? Totally customizable.
I also love the fact that I can make a batch, store it in a large jar or air-tight container and I’ve got breakfast and snacking for the week all lined up. It’s the perfect topping for my morning yogurt, delicious as an on-the-go snack when I’m super busy and perfect for when I hit the dreaded afternoon slump.
Another great reason to make your granola at home is that it’s way cheaper than buying it from the market. So you get it just the way you want it and it’s cheaper too. That’s a win-win in my book.
Blueberry Lemon Granola Ingredients
- old-fashioned rolled oats
- pecan halves
- whole unsalted almonds or slivered almonds
- sunflower seeds or pepitas
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- ground cinnamon
- kosher salt
- maple syrup
- coconut oil
- light brown sugar
- fresh lemon zest
- vanilla extract
- dried blueberries
It’s so simple to make too. First, you’ll toss your old-fashioned rolled oats with your nuts and seeds, some ground cinnamon and kosher salt. Then you’ll mix your brown sugar with your lemon zest in one small bowl and your maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract in another small bowl.
You’ll add the brown sugar/lemon zest mixture to the liquid mixture and mix until it’s well combined before pouring it over the oat mixture until everything is well coated. The final step is to pour the mixture out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
When you remove it from the oven you’ll let it rest for at least 30 minutes without stirring, so you’ll get those nice big chunks of granola. You can even let it cool overnight on the tray before you add the dried blueberries and break into chunks.
I just know you’re going to love that lemon flavor and all those chewy dried blueberries! This flavor combination is one of my faves and makes me think spring is right around the corner.
I hope you enjoy this granola as much as I do guys!
Please let me know if you give the recipe a try. And if you have any questions about the recipe, just drop a comment below. Enjoy!
A Few Cook’s Notes for Blueberry Lemon Granola
As I mentioned above, homemade granola is totally customizable. If you prefer different nuts, just substitute in an equal amount.
I purchase my dried blueberries at Costco. They have a nice size bag for a great price.
More Delicious Homemade Granola Recipes to Enjoy
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, or whole roasted almonds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, or pepitas
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine first seven ingredients together in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and lemon zest. Set aside.Combine maple syrup and melted coconut oil in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Add the vanilla extract. Gently stir in the brown sugar mixture. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and mix until well moistened.
- Spread onto the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature for at least an hour or more without stirring. If you don't stir you will have nice big clumps of granola goodness. (my favorite!) I like to let mine cool overnight on the tray so it crisps up really well. Once cooled, stir in the dried blueberries. Store in airtight container.