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


Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

4 thoughts on “Granola with Dried Blueberries, Dried Cherries and Vanilla”

  1. 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. 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


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