Our obsession with granola continues and it is becoming our mother-daughter specialty. Making granola at home stemmed partly from the fact that store-bought artisanal granola is so expensive. Stacie also inspired us to start making our own at home with her first granola post. For the past two years, we have made our special granola as annual holiday teacher gifts.
This granola recipe is fast and easy and hardly dirties any dishes. It can easily be made by a young child with minimal supervision required (do need to bake – so adults will have to supervise during those steps). Dried blueberries are something we may have never discovered if not for this recipe. Trader Joe’s sells these little dried wild blueberry jewels that are perfect for this granola and munching on otherwise.
We have been sharing this granola with friends and everyone has been requesting the recipe. Very yummy and easy to make. Enjoy!
Blueberry Almond Granola – by Martha Stewart
Make a giant batch of this. Great for breakfast, midnight and after school snacks and school lunches/snacks. This granola also makes a good host/hostess gift. You can use other types of nuts or dried fruits to make it your own.
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss oats, coconut, and almonds. In a small bowl, stir together oil and honey. Pour over oat mixture and toss. Bake, tossing occasionally, until lightly toasted, 16 to 20 minutes.
- Place mixture in a large bowl and stir in blueberries.