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Have you ever made homemade granola? I didn’t take the time to do it for years, but I loved the stuff and hated spending 7 bucks for a tiny bag at the store. I especially love it when there’s puffed rice in it. It makes it so light and airy. Anyway, I was always worried that granola would be too expensive or time consuming to make. Which is hilarious now that I think about it, why would stirring and low heat baking be time consuming? Well, I decided to give it a whirl a while back and guess what, it’s easy and ten times more delicious, less expensive and easier to keep than store bought. Plus, this blueberry muffin granola has started a new tradition in my home which I’ve teamed up with Liberte to talk to you about.

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Cade is currently finishing up his last semester of grad school, plus he works full time, we both serve in our church-he is very busy with that and I work full time (yes, a little cray to believe but blogging is more work than I can even describe) and we have two little girls, so we are pretty busy people. When we decided to have him go back to school and me turn this site into a full business we talked a lot about taking care of our marriage and family. We wanted to make sure that we lived life in a full and beautiful way even if we were going to be taking on more responsibilities.

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One thing that was clear to us was that if we were going to truly be happy we would need to keep our priorities in order. A happy home is not just because the children aren’t fighting. In our opinion it starts with us. A solid marriage and relationship between Cade and I would create more peace and happiness in our than anything else we could do to try to find happiness. So we have a little ritual and it involves breakfast or snacks. Yes, food really does live in the center of our lives. So, here’s what goes down. Liberte makes delicious yogurts, we are especially digging the Mediterranean (did you even know that existed?! It’s awesome), and we love to wake up a little earlier and spend time in the quiet moments of the morning together eating and chatting. Or even an afternoon snack while talking on the phone for 5 minutes or late night snack while we are snuggled up on the couch. It gives us time to just talk and be together. Our unsaid rule is that it’s about us, so we don’t talk bills, calendar, kids, or any of that stuff. It’s as if we are still dating. We just share funny things that happened that day, special moments, hopes and dreams etc. Many times we even read a book together. It’s the perfect way to wind down and grow together as a couple.

Blueberry Muffin Granola with Lemon Liberte yogurt for the perfect breakfast or snack ohsweetbasil.com

I know, we are totally cheesy. But we also adore each other. After  long day it’s so nice to just be together. And even better than that, there’s no better way to start the day than to have a quiet breakfast before the hustle of the morning routine. Trust me, waking up 15 minutes earlier not only will not destroy you, but you may just find that it becomes your favorite part of the day.

And this granola and yogurt pairing has become one of our favorites. The granola is easy, just a few ingredients, toss ’em together and bake at a low heat until toasty and beautiful. Stir in a little dehydrated fruit if you want and enjoy with creamy, lovely, light and delicious Liberte yogurt. I’m telling you, it’s truly wonderful. So, if you’re looking for a little more joy and balance in life would you be up for making this yogurt and giving our little tradition a try for the next week? I’d love to hear how it goes!

Are Blueberries Good For You?

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and are also high in potassium and vitamin C.

They can lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, and they are also anti-inflammatory.

How Long Will Granola Keep?

Homemade granola should be stored in an airtight container.

When stored properly, homemade granola will keep for up to 6 months.

Is Granola Gluten Free?

Most granola, made with oats, is gluten free.

You should always check the label to make sure there are no ingredients containing gluten.

Blueberry Muffin Granola

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Blueberry Muffin Granola

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 17 minutes
Servings: 2 quart jars

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Puffed Rice not rice krispies
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 teaspoons Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup Dehydrated Blueberries

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, puffed rice, almonds, salt and cinnamon.
  • Stir together.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and oil.
  • Pour the oil mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Spread the mixture on two cookie sheets and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring a total of 4 times during the baking period.
  • Allow to cool and stir in the blueberries.
  • Store in mason jars for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Any dehydrated fruit would work
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Muffin Granola
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1340
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 182.7g61%
Fiber 19.4g81%
Sugar 80.9g90%
Protein 27.6g55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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20 comments

  • Blueberry muffin granola, yum!! This got me so excited to make my next batch of granola 🙂

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  • I just discovered that yogurt the other day – so good!! Next time I’m going to have to try it with granola, it looks fabulous 🙂

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  • I need to start making more granola – starting with this!!

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  • Homemade granola is the best! Pinned!

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    • thank you!!!

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  • Homemade granola’s are the best! This looks yummy 🙂

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    • I don’t know why I waited so long to make some!

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  • I love homemade granola, especially with blueberries. Looks delicious!

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    • Thanks Ashley!

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  • Blueberry granola sounds so good. Could you use dried blueberries in this? I’ve never seen dehydrated ones before.

    • oh totally! I just had dehydrated on hand

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  • Homemade granola for breakfast is the best! Love the dehydrated blueberries in this!

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    • Thanks Kelli!

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  • Liberte is my absolute FAVORITE yogurt. I first discovered it in Canada (hubby is Canadian) and I ma so happy I can now get it at any grocery store. Favorite flavors are coconut, blackberry and mocha. Adding your beautiful granola would be the icing on the cake 🙂

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    • WHAT?!! I didn’t even see those flavors! Shoot, I need to head to the store Monday!

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  • I love granola, but blueberry muffin granola? Even better!!

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  • I wish I was eating this for breakfast!

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    • Thanks, Maria!

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  • This looks and sounds delicious! So pretty too! Wising I had some over the yogurt I am eating right now!

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  • Granola is my husband’s favorite breakfast but like you, I can’t stand buying it! Great reminder to make more. 🙂 xo

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