Homemade Blueberry Pie Granola

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Food, Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Recipes | 3 comments

It is the end of the year and I have grown to love making granola as gifts. My daughter’s teachers have raved about it, while honestly I thought it was, ok. I came up with this one and several random people just happened to be over and I gave them a small sample. ” Wow, this is good” one said. “Oh my, it tastes just like blueberry pie!” said another. I asked my husband to “sample” it not realizing it was for gifts he said he ate a bowl full with milk. *sighs* that is ok, I had just enough for 3 jars for 3 special teachers that impacted and made a difference in my little girls life. They made a difference in mine too! I looked online for sample recipes and the only one Blueberry Pie Granola I found I did not have the ingredients to make, so here is what I came up with:

7c of gluten free oats
1c of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 1/2 c of slivered almonds
1T of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of allspice and nutmeg
1/8 tsp of clove and ginger
3T of vanilla powder (we use powder because most extracts have corn in them and we are corn-free. However you can use equal parts of vanilla extract in the liquids below)

Mix the above in a large bowl. If using extract add to liquid ingredients in a separate bowl:

1/4 c of brown rice syrup
1/3 c of vanilla flavored agave
(add extract here if using extract)

Add liquid ingredients to dry above and mix well. Add 1/2 c of maple sugar, yes maple sugar, although you can use equal parts brown sugar, my goal for this recipe was to be free of refined sugars. Coat the maple sugar onto the mixed granola. Sprinkle on a little more if you desire.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread evenly onto two cookie sheets and bake for 30-40 minuted depending how dark you like your granola. Add a 12 oz bag of dried blueberries after getting out of the oven. Cool and enjoy!

Here are the gifts I made. I bought three jars from the Container Store and puffy sticker letters and cute ruler ribbon from Joanne Fabrics. I stuck their initials on one side, the used the letters A, B and C to the other three sides. I wrapped the ribbon into a bow around the top for a cute presentation.

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  1. This is the best granola recipe I’ve come across. It is not too sweet, not at all fatty and tastes fantastic. It’s crunchy, clumps just the right amount–so not hard as rock. My family loves this. I’ve shared it with a ton of people. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. It is very easy once you have all the ingredients. Thanks!

    • Thank you Janet for leaving a comment and your great feedback. I am so glad you and your family have enjoyed this granola recipe!

  2. We have about 4 bags of gf oats and since my kids currently want nothing to do with their good ol favorite also known as oatmeal, I decided to make this recipe. Oh my it is perfection. Instead of maple sugar I used coconut palm sugar and added some coconut oil. so easy to make too!

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