Homemade Strawberry Granola

Do you love granola? Have you ever tried to make your own?

Well, it is really easy and so good. And this Strawberry Granola is a perfect summertime breakfast.

Over the last few years I have started making homemade granola more and more. My daughter’s nut and peanut allergy prevent us from buying most store granola and the ones that are safe are very expensive, so making them at home is often the safest and cheapest option for us.

However, we were getting tired of the same basic granola. I wanted something different and unique. Something that would change up our everyday granola recipe.

We often add fruit to our granola when we serve it, but I was looking for a way to change the actual granola. So, I started experimenting with my nut free granola recipe. I decided that the easiest way to add some fruit flavor to it would be to try adding  jelly to my basic recipe.

Jams and jellies are something that I always have on hand, so I knew it would be an easy addition to granola. I also thought that it would add some intense flavor without changing the recipe a lot.

I was a little worried that it would hurt the texture, but it did not hurt it at all, instead it made it even better. It was a bit crunchier than my regular homemade granola and it had a slight fruit taste to it. It was wonderful and we all loved it.

You can really change this up by using any jam or jelly. Try blackberry or raspberry. A boysenberry or even a grape jelly would be good. Really, you can make all kinds of variations of this. And you feel like you are eating something different everyday.

If you are looking for a healthy breakfast to serve your family, give homemade strawberry or other fruit flavored granola a try. I think you will love it.

This post linked to Tasty Tuesday.

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Comments

  1. Oh yum! I really need to just make some homemade granola. I have a few different recipes saved but haven’t taken the time. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Going to have to look into doing this very soon as I’m getting tired of all the additives in the cereal my children eat.

  2. I love this idea, Lynn! I have wild black raspberry bushes and I always make jam from them. Looking forward to incorporating some into granola using this method!

  3. One thing I love about summertime is strawberries. That granola sounds and looks delicious and just screams summertime!

  4. Yum! I’ve been looking for a granola recipe, and the addition of the jam looks delicious.

  5. Thank you for posting this granola recipe. I too have a nut allergy and have given up on even finding a premade granola with no nuts. I am so looking forward to trying this recipe. The jelly flavoring sounds so yummy.

  6. This looks like a great recipe to try for my first ever go at granola! However, I’m curious – can I just do all of one type of oats, or does the granola suffer if it doesn’t have both kids?

    • @Shelly, I like to us both kind of oats for the texture. You can use all regular oats or all quick oats, but the texture will be a little different. This is just the combination that we find we like best.

  7. I have been meaning to try some flavors for our granola, but always seem to go back to the original. My plan was to try orange juice concentrate as part of the liquid. Then after it was toasted I would add a little cranberries and maybe some crystalized orange zest. When I have seen how that works I will have to try out some other versions with jelly and such!

  8. This sounds wonderful! My daughter has a peanut allergy but I recently found an “allergy friendly” brand that includes protein bars and granola at Whole Foods. It’s called Enjoy Life and it’s wheat, dairy, peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, and fish free! I prefer your recipe but I wanted to share a rare find with you all!

  9. I made some of this today using my homemade spiced apple jelly. I also added 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. And…since we do not suffer from nut allergies…I included 5 oz. of sliced almonds.

    I’ve made many, many different granola recipes. Adding the jelly was a terrific idea. I too like how extra crunchy it turned out.

    Thanks for the recipe!!

    • @CherubMamma, I am glad that you enjoyed it. Apple cinnamon is a version I have wanted to try, but have not had apple jelly, so I am glad to know that it worked well. Thanks for letting me know.

  10. This sounds delicious and would definitely help us save a lot on cereal costs. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  11. Thanks for a great recipe! A couple of weeks ago I found 5 jars of Blueberry Jam on clearance for .25 each! Tasted great in this granola! I added some coconut, raisins and walnuts-YUM!

    • @Lori, Oh those are some great additions! I have not added coconut to this recipe, but the blueberry and coconut version sounds very good! Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed it.

  12. I made this recipe last night for the first time. It will NOT be the last!!! My husband even LOVED it! I used peach jam because it is my favorite! YUMMY!

  13. I was wondering if you have ever left it overnight in the oven. I have never made granola before and was considering making it tonight and leaving it in the oven overnight. Thanks for the great recipe! I think my boys are going to love this!

  14. i made this about two weeks ago and am making it again today. i am going to make a few changes, like cut out the honey and just use brown sugar and add a bit of juice if it needs more moisture. i add coconut, walnuts, and flax seeds as we dont have allergies. i am using my brother in law’s homemade strawberry rhubarb jam, yum yum! also i found that the leaving-in-oven method didnt make it so crispy so i will cook it at 300 for 10, stir, cook for 10 more, then leave in oven. thanks.

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