Blueberry Lavender Granola

There's nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. // Homegrown Provisions #lavender #granolarecipe

There’s nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. Last year I made this Apple Crisp Granola, so why not granola with blueberries and lavender? The combination of blueberries and lavender is a marvelous one. It yields a calming and inviting breakfast cereal that’s a snap to make. Vegan and gluten-free, this granola can also double as a snack or accompaniment to your favorite dessert. Though, enjoying a bowl first thing in the morning is a lovely way to start your day.

There's nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. // Homegrown Provisions #lavender #granolarecipe

This Blueberry Lavender Granola tastes fantastic topped with fresh blueberries and served with oat milk.

There's nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. // Homegrown Provisions #lavender #granolarecipe

This recipe includes lavender baked into the granola and lavender added after it cools (for granola infused with color and added flavor). I found 2 tbsp of culinary lavender to be a perfectly pleasant amount, not overpowering. You can always use more or less lavender to customize the flavor to your liking.

There's nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. // Homegrown Provisions #lavender #granolarecipe
There's nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. // Homegrown Provisions #lavender #granolarecipe

This Blueberry Lavender Granola brings calmness my mornings and I hope it does the same for you!

Looking for more recipes that feature lavender? Check these out!

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There's nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. // Homegrown Provisions #lavender #granolarecipe

Blueberry Lavender Granola

  • Author: Shannon
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes (plus time for cooling)
  • Yield: ~ 6 cups

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten-free extra thick rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnut halves, chopped
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp coarse grain sea salt
  • ~2 tbsp of dried culinary lavender buds, divided, plus more or less to taste

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Dried Fruit

  • 4 oz. dried blueberries**

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet (such as a half sheet pan) with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the oats, walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, salt, cardamom and 1 tbsp of the culinary lavender. In a small bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together until combined. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix the granola to coat evenly.
  3. Turn the granola out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and use the back of a spoon (or clean hands) to spread the granola evenly.
  4. Bake the blueberry lavender granola for 30-35 minutes (checking at 30 minutes for doneness), stirring/turning the granola every 10 minutes or so with a spatula, making sure to spread the granola back out in an single layer for even coloration.*
  5. Remove the granola/baking sheet from the oven and place the sheet on a wire cooling rack. Allow the granola to cool completely. 
  6. When the granoal is cool, add in the dried blueberries and taste the granola. If you desire more lavender flavor, add the reserved 1 tbsp of culinary lavender, 1 tsp at a time, stirring and tasting along the way.  (I found 2 tbsp worked beautifully for me.) For an even stronger flavor, add more culinary lavender as desired (1 tsp at a time).
  7. Serve the blueberry lavender granola with your favorite plant milk or plant-based yogurt, or as a snack by the handful. Add a drizzle of brown rice syrup, fresh lavender buds (as garnish), and/or fresh fruit, such as blueberries, on top as desired. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Notes

*Oven temperatures/timing may vary. Look for granola that is evenly golden brown and crisp to indicate doneness.

** If you can’t find dried blueberries, simply make the granola without this ingredient and add more fresh bluberries as desired when serving.

There's nothing more welcoming at the breakfast table than a pleasant bowl of Blueberry Lavender Granola. // Homegrown Provisions #lavender #granolarecipe
August 28, 2019

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4 Comments

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    Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life

    July 20, 2019

    This sounds amazing, Shannon, and your photos are especially gorgeous!

    • Reply

      Shannon

      July 21, 2019

      Thank you for bringing sunshine to my day with your lovely comment, Jen!

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    Kayla

    July 20, 2019

    I’ve been eyeing culinary lavender at the store recently with a lavender latte in mind, and this makes me wish I’d bought some already. I adore the uniqueness of your recipes and can’t wait to try this one; it sounds so lovely!

    • Reply

      Shannon

      July 21, 2019

      Hi Kayla! Thank you for your kind words. They really mean a lot to me! A lavender latte sounds like a soothing and uplifting way to start the morning. It’s the perfect accompaniment to this granola! I hope you enjoy it!

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