This healthy granola recipe is made with dried blueberries, oats, and orange zest. It’s sweetened with honey to give it that sweetness and crunch! Add it to your breakfast menu this week!
It’s All About the CRUNCH
No matter what I’m eating, I am someone that needs a variety of textures when I am eating a meal. If I am having a creamy soup, I need some bacon bits on the top or some crackers to go along with my soup.
The same goes for breakfast! I love smoothies and greek yogurt, but not without the crunch of some GRANOLA. We are big fans of delicious granola recipes here on Fit Foodie Finds.
Ingredients You’ll Need
This blueberry orange granola is a refreshing granola recipe that uses some traditional granola ingredients and some not-so-traditional ingredients as well! Here’s what you’ll need!
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Slivered Almonds
- Dried Blueberries
- Coconut Flakes
- Flax meal
- Orange Zest
- Orange Extract
- Coconut Oil
How to Make Crunchy + Crispy Oatmeal
How do you make perfect granola? It takes a special balance between your ingredients, the oil or fat the you use to crips up the oats, and the bake temp and time!
If you like SUPER crispy granola we suggest that you never skimp on your oil. We use coconut oil to crips up this recipe, but adding a tablespoon of extra coconut oil (or butter) usually helps to crisp up those oats!
Blueberry Orange Granola 101
How to serve with this granola!
There are so many different ways that you can serve this granola! Feel free to eat this granola by the handful. Here are a couple of other ways we like to eat this granola!
Perfect for parfaits! When in doubt, add this blueberry orange granola to some yogurt and fruit!
Sometimes you are in the mood for granola, but you don’t feel like running to the grocery store, we get it! Here are some great substitution options for this blueberry orange granola.
Old fashioned oatmeal–> Quick cooking oats
Dried blueberries—> Any dried fruits (cranberries, cherries, apricots, etc.)
Honey–> Maple syrup
Orange Extract–> Orange juice and extra orange zest OR vanilla extract
Coconut Oil–> Butter
How long does this granola last?
We recommend keeping this recipe in the refrigerator in an air tight container, because there is orange zest and dried blueberries in it! This granola should last about a week in the refrigerator.
Healthy Granola Recipes
- 2.5 cups rolled oats, gluten-free
- 3/4 cup dried blueberries, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 3 tablespoons flax seed meal
- 1 tablespoon orange zest, fresh
- First, preheat oven to 330ºF. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Make sure all the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the wet.
- Bake at 330ºF for 28-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Granola should be golden brown when done.
- Let cool. Store in an air-tight container for about a week.