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Blueberry Lemon Granola

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cobbler, blueberries, Earl Grey, granola, lemon, oats
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 534kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg