A tray of lemon blueberry granola

Healthy Lemon Blueberry Granola

This healthy homemade Lemon Blueberry Granola is the perfect summer granola recipe. Each cluster of oats has chopped cashews, dried blueberries, and fresh lemon mixed in. You'd never guess it's gluten free, sugar free, and vegan!













  • 2 C rolled oats
  • 1 C Multigrain Cheerios (or regular Cheerios)
  • 1/4 C cashews, halved
  • 1/3 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 C vanilla protein powder
  • 3 Tbsp sugar free maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C unsweetened dried blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set out a baking sheet.
  2. Zest the lemon into a small bowl, then juice the lemon into a different (small) mixing bowl. You should have about 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
  3. Whisk in the applesauce, protein powder, maple syrup, cashew butter, and salt with the lemon juice until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Toss the oats, Cheerios, and cashews in a large mixing bowl until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the oat mixture and fold gently until everything is coated. Lastly, fold in the lemon zest.
  5. Spread the granola on the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 15 minutes, toss the granola, then bake another 10-15 minutes. (If you like crispier granola, bake for the full 15 remaining minutes.)
  6. Allow the granola to cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then toss with the dried blueberries and allow the granola to cool at room temperature in a bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. See blog post for serving ideas. Enjoy!


Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 1/2 cup of the prepared granola, including the dried blueberries.


Serving: 1/2 cup / Calories: 94 / Fat: 3g / Saturated fat: 0.4g / Carbohydrates: 14.8g / Fiber: 1.6g / Sugar: 5.6g / Protein: 3g

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