By Marcus Samuelsson |

If your child doesn’t like to eat breakfast, they might become more enthused if they’re a part of making it. This granola is simple for kids to help prepare and it’s delicious on its own, in a bowl with milk, or on top of yogurt. Because it uses fresh blueberries, this is a granola to eat right away. If you store it for a day or two, put in the refrigerator. (To keep it longer, try using dried blueberries instead.)

Prep Details

Servings: 6 cups


2 cups rolled oats

1 cup dried blueberries

¾ cup sliced almonds

½ cup sweetened shredded or flaked coconut

½ cup raw cashews

¼ cup packed brown sugar

1 ½ tsp ground allspice

4 tbsp (½ stick) unsalted butter

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tsp ground cinnamon


Photo by Paul Brissman

Preheat the oven to 300°F.

In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, oats, almonds, coconut, cashews, brown
sugar, and allspice to form the granola mixture.

Melt the butter with the maple syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Pour the syrup-butter combination over the granola mixture and toss to coat.

Spread the granola on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the granola is golden brown. Remove it from the oven. Sprinkle with cinnamon and stir it in. Eat some of it warm if you want. Otherwise, let it cool and keep in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.