Granola with Dried Blueberries, Dried Cherries and Vanilla


Yesterday I made homemade blueberry, cherry, and vanilla granola. My sister was arriving last night from Wisconsin – yay! we always have the best time together – and I wanted to make something healthy for her breakfast. I thought this would taste great with yogurt and fresh strawberries. I really hope she likes it!

The last time I made granola, it made more than we could possibly eat before it expired. I decided to half the amount of everything I used to make a smaller amount.


Maybe we can sit on the patio and enjoy our breakfast this morning. It’s always a beautiful day in San Diego and I know my sister enjoys sitting on my patio with me.



  • 2 cups old fashion oats
  • 1 cut shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2-1/4 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup cashew pieces
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2) In a large bowl mix together oats and coconut.

3) In a smaller bowl, combine oil, honey, vanilla and kosher salt. Set aside.

4) Bake oats and coconut for 20 minutes. Let cool.

5) Add dried fruit and nuts to granola and mix together. Store in an air tight container.


Until next time, Kris


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Carolyn Oates says:

    Say hello to Cheri for me 😇! You have a special sister as I am sure you know. She will enjoy all these delicious recipes you post. Have a great time!


    1. Cherie says hi to you as well and says to tell you she missed you. She also asks “How’s Dick?” Cherie is very special, definitely my best friend. We are having so much fun and heading to Rancho Santa Fe for lunch now. It’s a beautiful drive. 🙂


  2. JoAnne says:

    Hi Kris,
    This recipe looks really good. Were you happy with it? I want to try making it for me and the guys. Thanks for your inspirational recipes. xo J


    1. Thank you so much, JoAnne! I did really like it. I’ve packed some up for you and will bring it to Marie’s tomorrow morning for you and the guys to try. 🙂 XOXO


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