Blueberry Pancake Granola

Blueberry Pancake Granola | The Sugar Hit!


So it turns out I CANNOT STOP making dessert-flavoured granolas. It started with Sticky Date, and then progressed to Apple Pie, and now I’ve arrived at Blueberry Pancake.


Though now I come to think of it, Blueberry Pancakes are really more of a breakfast food. So I guess you could say that I’ve come full circle. I’m now just turning breakfast foods into other breakfast foods.


Blueberry Pancake Granola | The Sugar Hit!


What could be better than blueberry pancakes? Nothing, that’s what. But the thing is, I don’t always want to eat blueberry pancakes. Sometimes I just can’t face the prospect of that long ride on the ol’ spin bike.


My favourite time to eat Blueberry Pancakes is at about 10:30 on a Sunday morning, when you’re ready for that second cup of coffee, and to maybe get out of bed. My favourite time to eat Blueberry Pancake GRANOLA on the other hand, is ALL THE TIME.


Blueberry Pancake Granola | The Sugar Hit!


It’s got the same notes as blueberry pancakes; the sweetness and blueberry flavour from dried blueberries, and a toasty pancake-y flavour which somehow forms when you combine vanilla, pecans, cinnamon and maple syrup.


It’s got all the comforting notes that I love, but I can totally eat a bowlful of this at 7:30 in the morning, and not feel like I need to immediately get back into bed.


Blueberry Pancake Granola | The Sugar Hit!


Aside from being a pleasant reminder of one of the greatest breakfasts of all time, this is just one damn delicious granola. It’s got just the right level of sweetness for me, as well as plenty of crunch, and it stars my new favourite dried fruit.


Have you had dried blueberries? I only just discovered them recently. They’re not cheap here in Australia, because blueberries don’t grow natively here, but DAYUM they’re so tasty!


Blueberry Pancake Granola | The Sugar Hit!


Time for another crazy business idea! I start a line of dessert-flavoured Granolas. I call it D.F.G. … or Granolesserts….or De-cereals. The name might need some work. But I totally think it would be a winner.


What’s your go-to breakfast, on the days when getting out of bed at 10 isn’t an option? And would you buy my Dessertanola?


xx Sarah.


Blueberry Pancake Granola | The Sugar Hit!


Blueberry Pancake Granola
Blueberry Pancake flavoured Granola!
  • 2 cups (200g) oats
  • 1 cup (100g) quinoa flakes
  • 1 + ½ cups (185g) whole pecans
  • ½ cup (55g) flaked almonds
  • ½ cup (50g) chia seeds
  • ½ cup (125ml) maple syrup
  • ¼ cup (65ml) runny honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil is good too)
  • 2 tsp flax seed oil (optional)
  • 1 cup (125g approx) dried blueberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/180C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place all the oats, quinoa flakes, pecans, almonds, and chia seeds into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. In a measuring jug, whisk together the maple syrup, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and oils, until incorporated.
  4. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and stir together very well. Dump the mixture onto the lined tray and spread out in an even layer.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring everything around halfway through the baking time.
  6. At the end of the baking the mixture will have browned, but may still feel a little soft - don't worry it will crisp up as it cools. Leave to cool on the tray completely, then stir through the blueberries and store in an air-tight container.



Blueberry Pancake Granola | The Sugar Hit!



  1. Hands down, the most enticing sounding granola I’ve seen these days… Not complaining at all… On the contrary actually, MORE dessert inspired granola pleaseee!

    • Girl, I CANNOT STOP! So you can bet there’ll be more!

  2. There can NEVER be too much granola and especially when it task like a giant blueberry pancake! I mean, i am not sure there is a better granola….although, you will be the one to think of it! :) Keep the granolas coming!

    • Girl, I’ve seen your granolas – they’re EPIC! Imagine if we teamed up! CHAOS!

  3. Love this Sarah! Granola is one of my favourite snacks – I just end up eating it by the handful (even before it goes in the oven haha!)
    I always just end up making oatmeal (berries in it are my current obsession!) and yes, fo sho!! I would buy your dessertanola!!

  4. Ha – I have a similar problem in which I want to turn EVERYTHING into French toast. If you eat this blueberry pancake granola ON TOP OF actual blueberry pancakes, will that cause time to stop and a black hole to open up? Must investigate…

    • Don’t do it Evan! You’ll be the death of us all via pancake black hole aaaaaaarrrrrrgh!

  5. This sounds redonk gurlfriend! Blueberry Pancake granola is something I can totally get down with!

  6. Keep the granolas coming!! Because you’re granolesserts (<–fail) just keep getting better and better!!

    • They’re so great – very similar is application to rolled oats, I love em!

  7. Weekend pancakes are my favorite…but weekday pancake granola may be even better!

  8. Awesome recipe Sarah.. Love the idea of using quinoa flakes! It”s good to see a fellow foodie blogger from Brisbane, Glad i stumbled across your site Sarah.. I definitely will be back!

    • Nice to meet you Thalia! It’s great to hear about other Brisbane recipe bloggers!

  9. gorgeous photos! Loving your blog.

    Really intrigued by this recipe as I love granola, but hate all the added sugar that can come with it sometimes. homemade is usually best, and this looks like the perfect breakfast to me ????

    • Thanks Adrian! I’d love to hear how you go if you do try the recipe! PS, your cream puffs are amazing.

  10. I’ve never made my own granola, but this recipe might have to change that I think!! YUM!

    • Thanks Jodie! You should definitely try it – it’s so easy!

  11. i’ve been wanting to make granola forever. i think this may be THE ONE!

  12. I recently bought some frozen blueberries in coles, but where do you find dried blueberries, Sarah?

    • I bought mine in a fancy grocery store, but I’ve seen them in health food stores too, Helen.

  13. This looks fantastic! Two questions, though: Where do I find Quinoa flakes, and what’s up with chia seeds (They’re in everything now. Do they actually add any flavor or are they just nutritious?)
    Lova ya bloga!

    • Hey Cindy! Firstly, thank you! Secondly, I’m not sure where you are in the world, but here in Australia I found my Quinoa Flakes in my local Coles (which is our generic supermarket). Otherwise, a fancy grocery store or health food shop would probably be your best bet. RE: chia seeds, they do have a flavour. They remind me most of poppy seeds, kind of peppery. Plus they’re super nutritious, as you said. If you’re not into them though, feel free to leave ’em out!

  14. Where did you buy the quinoa flakes?

    • Hi Leslie – I’m not sure where you are, but here in Australia I picked them up in my local Coles (which is just our regular supermarket). Otherwise your best bet would be a health food shop, I’d think!

  15. We grow blueberries here and they still aren’t cheap dried.. but sooo good! I pick them up from time to time. This granola sounds just right!

  16. I am in love with making my own granola and i love this recipe! it has kept my apartment smelling amazing from the baking and tastes even better than it smells (which my boyfriend didn’t think was possible, but it so is). Thanks so much! :)

    • YAAAAY! That’s fantastic Margaret! I’m so pleased you like it, and thank you so much for commenting!

  17. this looks so yummy! i will definitely be making a batch of this soon! Also, your photography is fab. You should do a post on that! Thanks for the sweet blog posts!
    -Sarah (too!)

  18. Lovely blog. I have this granola in the oven as I type. Super excited about this one. Thanks for the recipe and looking forward to more dessert flavored granola :)

  19. Oats and pecans!!-yum! Great photo of the milk pouring over the granola,…that looks so delicious!

  20. This stuff is amazing! Just took it out the oven and I couldn’t even wait for it to cool down :) I substituted hemp seed and flax seeds for the quinoa flakes.

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