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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.