Forest Berry Granola with Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries

Feb 21, 2017 | Cooking, Free Printables, Gift Giving

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!

Our forest berry granola is 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. │ countryhillcottage.com
Our forest berry granola is 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. │ countryhillcottage.com

More granola recipe

This chocolate granola is part of a three-part series. Check out the other recipes, too:

Our forest berry granola is 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. │ countryhillcottage.com

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

Materials

  • 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)

Tools

  • 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

Instructions

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.

Difficulty: easy

Materials: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, oats, quinoa


Our forest berry granola is 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. │ countryhillcottage.com

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.

Our forest berry granola is 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. │ countryhillcottage.com

Gift Giving

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.

Homemade berry granola is an excellent food gift. Get the recipe and download the printable label at our blog. │ countryhillcottage.com
Our forest berry granola is 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. │ countryhillcottage.com

Free Printable Label

Click on the button to download your free printable label.

Want to learn how to create perfect printables? Read our tips to get the best results!

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