Our forest berry granola is the centre of our food happy place at the moment! It’s made with tons of freeze-dried berries, quinoa puffs and a white chocolate drizzle for good measure. Texture-wise, this granola has it all: soft strawberries slices, crisp, honey-baked oats, and crunchy cornflakes. The raspberries and blueberries not only add more colour but also complement the sweetness of the strawberries. This berry granola tastes good with milk, and even better with yogurt or as part of a fruit bowl! You can download the printable label we used to get this granola ready for gift giving at the end of the post. Now grab a spoon and dig in!
Want to make your own batch? Of course, you do! Watch our quick video tutorial to see how it’s made!
More granola recipe
This chocolate granola is part of a three-part series. Check out the other recipes, too:
- Triple Chocolate Granola
- Honey Nut Granola
Forest Berry Granola Recipe
Instead of three types of berries, you can also opt for just one kind, and also replace the white chocolate with milk or dark chocolate.
Prep Time: 20 min
Oven Temperature: 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4
Baking Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
- 140 g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats
- 60 g (1 cup) quinoa pops
- 25 g (1 cup) cornflakes
- 60 ml (1/4 cup) sunflower, canola or melted coconut oil
- 80 g (1/4 cup) light honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 60 g (2 oz) white chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup of each freeze dried blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
- printable label (see below)
- kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons
- large mixing bowl
- large spoon
- baking tray (sheet)
- baking (parchment) paper or a non-stick baking mat
- disposable piping (pastry) bag
- kitchen towels or oven mitts
- storing jar or airtight container
1) Prep work
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F / gas mark 4). Line two baking trays (sheets) with baking (parchment) paper or a non-stick baking mat.
2) Prep the cornflakes
Melt the white chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler. We explain both methods in our no-fail cream cheese icing recipe in more detail. Then add the melted chocolate into a piping bag. Spread the cornflakes in an even layer on one of the prepared baking tray (sheet). Place the tray into the fried until the chocolate has set, which usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. Break the cornflakes into smaller pieces and place them into a large mixing bowl.
3) Make the granola base
In another mixing bowl, stir together the quinoa, rolled oats, honey, sunflower or canola oil, and vanilla extract until the ingredients are well coated in oil and honey. Spread the mixture in an even-layer on the other baking tray (sheet) and bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Occasionally, stir the granola while baking so it doesn’t get burnt. Allow the granola base to come to room temperature, for approximately 2 hours.
4) Add the berries
After the granola base has cooled, add it to the cornflakes together with the raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Give the granola a good stir until well combined. Transfer the berry granola into clean jars or storage containers.
Materials: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, oats, quinoa
Storage and shelf life
You can store the granola in a dry place at room temperature for up to six months. Ours didn’t even last a week, yes, it’s that good.
Homemade foods make for an excellent and thoughtful gift. Every berries lover will enjoy a big bowl of this granola for brekkie. Our printable labels make gift giving even easier, and we created labels in three different sizes.
Free Printable Label
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