Honey-Vanilla Granola

Granola used to be one of those things that I thought only health-conscious people ate, so of course, I was never really all that interested in it.

But then I realized you could add chocolate to it and now…well, now it’s a whole new ball game.

Honey-Vanilla Granola with blueberries and white chocolate from www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com--a perfect topping for yogurt, cereal, or just eating straight out of the bowl! #recipes #granola

Plus, there’s honey in this granola, along with dark brown sugar, yogurt-coated raisins, and dried blueberries.

I’m in.

Brown sugar is just a mixture of sugar and molasses.  However, dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light brown sugar.  While light brown sugar has more of a delicate flavor, dark brown sugar has a more intense molasses flavor.  I prefer using dark brown sugar, but you can use them interchangeably depending on your personal preference.

Honey-Vanilla Granola with blueberries and white chocolate from www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com--a perfect topping for yogurt, cereal, or just eating straight out of the bowl! #recipes #granola

I actually made this granola to sprinkle on top of my grown-up, health-conscious Greek yogurt, but then Doodle got a hold of it and just straight-up ate it like popcorn.

I thought that was a pretty good idea.

Honey-Vanilla Granola with blueberries and white chocolate from www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com--a perfect topping for yogurt, cereal, or just eating straight out of the bowl! #recipes #granola

Honey-Vanilla Granola
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup yogurt covered raisins
  • ⅓ cup dried blueberries
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, brown sugar, honey, oil and extract until smooth. Add oats and stir to coat. Spread onto your lined baking mat in an even layer.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until granola is golden, rotating pan halfway through. Remove pan from oven onto a wire rack. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and stir to coat, allowing the chocolate to melt.
  4. Let the granola cool on the baking sheet. Once cool, break granola into chunks, and sprinkle in your raisins and dried blueberries.
Notes
recipe adapted from Pure Vanilla, by Shauna Sever

18 Comments

  1. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Chocolate added to just about anything gets my attention!!! Doodle is one smart boy…I think I would like to follow him and eat it like popcorn too!!! It looks awesome!!!
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    • Ashley

      Chocolate makes everything better, doesn’t it?? =)

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    • Ashley

      Hee! I can take any supposed health food and turn it into dessert.

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    • Ashley

      Thanks so much, Heather. My kiddo definitely loves it, so we will for sure make this (or a variation) again soon.

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  2. Melissa

    Is there anything I can sub the coconut oil for? I doubt I would find much use for coconut oil, though I bet it adds an essence of coconut…

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    • Ashley

      Sure! Just use vegetable oil!

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  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Oh my goodness–easiest granola recipe ever! I’m always so intimidated by making granola.. I don’t know why because I know it’s easy, it just seems so intimidating haha. This looks AWESOME. Love that Doodle scarfed it down like popcorn–good boy! 🙂
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    • Ashley

      Granola is my newest addiction. I have a feeling I’ll be making it often–Doodle has already asked for more!

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  4. Ashley

    haha I love homemade granola! I always put some chopped dark chocolate in mine… I mean, dark chocolate is good for you right??
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    • Ashley

      Absolutely! We should all eat dark chocolate every day! 🙂

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  5. Liz

    Granola is such a great snack and I love adding it to yogurt. Thanks for sharing a great new recipe!
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    • Ashley

      So glad you liked it! Now I’m thinking I need to make this again! =)

      Reply

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