blueberry apricot granola

by aspen&pine

apricot blueberry granola

I love to have granola on hand for breakfast, and it is super easy to make yourself. It’s also way cheaper than purchasing at the store, and you can personalize it to your taste by adding different dried fruits, nuts, and flavorings. I like to try a different combination every time. Today we had some blueberries on hand that were given to us in a gift basket.

apricot blueberry granola

BLUEBERRY APRICOT GRANOLA

Makes: 16 servings

Ingredients:
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup snipped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried blueberries

      Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Bring maple syrup and olive oil to a simmer in a small saucepan over high heat. Remove mixture from heat and add vanilla.  Mix together oats, coconut, almonds, flax seed meal, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Add syrup mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour granola onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, stirring twice during baking time. Granola should be lightly toasted. When done stir in dried fruit, cool completely, and store in an airtight container.

apricot blueberry granola

Eat over a plain cereal like cornflakes or just by itself with milk.

Enjoy!

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