Cinnamon Blueberry Granola

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As you read this post, it’s highly likely that I’m “tramping through the bush on a track” in some remote National Park in New Zealand  – that’s Kiwi for “hiking through the forest on a trail.”

As you can see, I’ve acclimated quickly to the local lingo.

While the language is a little different, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that the food options are on par with what I expect in LA. They have so many healthy choices everywhere you go, in some cases even more than in the U.S.

Today I was shocked to stumble upon a cafe that actually serves Banana Froyo, exactly how I make it with pure fruit. Can you believe it?

Ever the worrier though, I packed several healthy options of my own, in the event that I was unable to find suitable snacks.

I made a bunch of my 4-ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies and a huge batch of this Cinnamon Blueberry Granola.

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I’m kinda obsessed with granola but rarely buy it because of how much sugar and junk it usually contains. After seeing one of my pal Arman’s healthy, yet drool-worthy batches though, I was inspired to create my own version.

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It turned out amazing.

So amazing — that I finished off the whole bag I brought within 2 days.

I enjoyed it atop greek yogurt for a snack after hiking the other day, and with milk on the airplane during our flight here, when the provided breakfast looked a little sketch.

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This recipe is incredibly easy to follow and quick to make.

Give it a try for your holiday travels this week.

Cinnamon Blueberry Granola
 
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Crunchy, sweet and completely wholesome granola made with almonds, dried blueberries, whole oats and cinnamon.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 3 C. Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 T. Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ C. Almonds
  • ½ C. Almonds, crushed
  • 3. T. Coconut Oil
  • 2 T. Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 2 T. Maple Syrup (or Honey)
  • 2 T. Dried Blueberries (or dried fruit of choice)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 300.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet in another, except for blueberries.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix thoroughly.
  4. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, stir, and cook for about 10 more minutes.
  6. Let granola cool, then stir in blueberries.
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ C. Calories: 127

You can easily modify this recipe to meet your tastes by swapping the dried fruit or adding more mix-ins like chia seeds, coconut flakes or more nuts.

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 Or for a totally funky grain-free version, try my Blueberry Kale-Nola!

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Weigh In: Are you headed anywhere for the holidays? What snacks do you pack when you’re traveling? What’s your favorite granola flavor?

Comments

  1. I usually like cinnamon flavored granola. I am traveling from Austin to NJ so I have to pack my snacks which are usually nuts or Kind bars. I have learned the hard way that Greek yogurt doesn’t get past security.
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  2. This looks excellent, huge fan of granola here! I’m a snack fiend and have been loving seeds lately. Chia seed bars or pumpkin seeds, whatever. And protein bars never steer me wrong. Happy holidays to you and hope you’re having a blast in New Zealand. Fox Glacier is a must see if you have the opportunity!
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    • Whitney English says:

      Funny you should say that, we’re headed to Fox Glacier right now from Franz Josef!

      Planning on adding chia seeds to my next batch 🙂

      Happy Holidays! xo

  3. Yum! Granola is one of my favorite foods 😉

  4. Still can’t believe how close we are- You’re like a jump away! Enjoy 🙂

    Haha, this is the best. I polished off my granola en route to the US AND the ones I had as gifts…oops.
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  5. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM – I am afraid I would eat it all!!!
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