by Apr 5th, 2011 // Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks
Recently, when strolling through the aisles of Trader Joe’s I spotted a beautiful jar of blueberry juice. It looked so delicious I plucked it off the shelf and added it to my cart having no idea what I’d do with it.
First thing we did was a taste test. It passed with flying colors and delivered the added benefit of enabling an exciting blue mustache.
Then we decided to make one of our household faves out of it… granola.
The color of the pre-cooked granola was magnificent. Such a gorgeous shade of purplish blue.
Too bad the color baked right off…
But it tasted awesome. We’re working our way through this jar eating it non-stop.
Blueberry Granola Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 55 mins
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup blueberry juice
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup dried blueberries
handful of pepitas
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wisk together honey, oil and juice. Set aside. Combine oats, almonds and pepitas in a large bowl and toss with the honey mixture until evenly moistened. Spread it out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with a Silpat (or parchment paper). Bake for 55 minutes to an hour, stirring once or twice to evenly brown. Remove from oven and stir in the cherries and raisins. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before storing in airtight container or bags.
Makes: 10 servings
ummm will try this,..
hmm yum! I may add golden raisins…I def have a bad sweet tooth and golden raisins add more sweetness to granola for me than regular raisins. ps your children are too cute!
What is pipita? and where do I find it at my grocery store?
I tried googling it, but it just comes up with some spanish soccer player.
It's a pEpita. Were you just spelling it wrong maybe? It's just a pumpkin seed, as I understand it.
what if i cant find blueberry juice?
Heather, nearly every grocery store carries blueberry juice (especially in the "Natural Foods" section). If you can't find it, use cherry juice and dried cherries, or cranberry juice and dried cranberries.
Oh my goodness yum! I am embarrassingly obsessed with granola; I hardly go a day without it. I am going to try this recipe this weekend. One trick I learned is to add an egg white to my granola because it makes the oats stick together and form clusters better (I use my hands to squeeze oats into clumps before baking). Plus it adds a little extra healthy protein!