when i first told you about homemade granola, i said that one of the best things about it is how you can tweak the flavors however you want, depending on your personal taste and what you have on hand. this blueberry sunflower seed variety is the perfect example. i wanted a new granola flavor, and i saw some sunflower seeds and dried blueberries sitting in my pantry – i immediately knew that the slight saltiness of the sunflower seeds and the sweetness of the blueberries would play off each other perfectly. and i was totally right! this granola was perfectly sweet, salty, crunchy, and even a bit chewy from the blueberries, and made the perfect addition to many morning bowls of yogurt.
sweet, crunchy granola with dried blueberries and sunflower seeds.
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- 3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg white
- ½ cup dried blueberries
- preheat the oven to 300°f and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- in a large bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, flaxseed meal, and salt. add the olive oil and honey.
- in a small bowl or cup, whisk until the egg is a bit frothy. add the egg white to the rest of the ingredients and mix everything together.
- spread the granola mixture in a single layer on the baking sheet. bake it for 35-45 minutes, stirring halfway, until everything is evenly browned and dry to the touch.
- let the granola cool completely on the pan before breaking it up into smaller clusters, adding the dried blueberries, and transferring it to an airtight container.