Lemon granola with poppy seeds. This is so delicious served with lemon yogurt!
I really enjoy making granola. The whole process of gathering up all the mason jars that contain the oats, nuts and seeds is so fun to me.. I love the feel of the dry ingredients between my fingers and the aroma of the wet ingredients melting and mingling on the stove.
When spreading the final product, I challenge myself to do it as evenly as possible on the baking sheet before sliding it into the oven. I pace back and forth at the oven, anxiously awaiting a chance to stir.
But then, the enjoyment comes to an abrupt stop.
The process of moving the final product from a flat sheet pan to a round mason jar for storage makes me curse like a sailor. I have to sweep the floor after every time I make granola. I’ve tried using a Silpat, a funnel, a large plastic bag, you name it. Ultimately, I can be found kneeling on the floor, scooping up bits of perfectly browned granola that I wish was going into my breakfast bowl, not the trash. This granola especially upsets me when it spills because the pucker-y lemon flavor and crunch from the sunflower and poppy seeds should not escape your mouth!
Lemon granola with poppy seeds:
I layered this granola with a lemon-flavored yogurt to amp up the citrus-y punch even more. I wouldn’t mind if I received this on a tray each morning.
Other recipes in the 2012 Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed series so far:
Cherry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal
Cheddar Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches
Pina Colada Smoothie
Creme Brulee French Toast
To browse all of my small breakfast recipes, click here.
Lemon Poppy Seed Granola
Homemade granola that's perfect for breakfast.
- 1 ¼ cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup slivered almonds or sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small half-sheet pan.
In a small bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, lemon zest, poppy seeds, salt and almonds or sunflower seeds.
Melt in the microwave (or on the stove) the butter, honey, lemon juice and almond extract. Once thoroughly melted, add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Spread it evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 9 minutes. Stir well (the edges of the pan will brown faster). Bake for another 9-10 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with lemon yogurt in a parfait glass or plain.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 962Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 4011mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 16gSugar: 42gProtein: 25g
The Food Hunter says
love the flavor combo of your granola.
elizabeth @ the kitchen counsel says
this looks delicious! i just hopped on the bandwagon of making my own granola. i don t know that i would have thought to use yogurt on top to make it better. thanks for the idea!
Let Me Eat Cake says
love the flavor combination! lemon in granola sounds so citrusy delish!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says
I'm such a granola lover! Love your lemon poppy seed version.
Funnel... ;-) GREG
The Prudent Homemaker says
I am happy with a silpat :)
Your recipe sound delicious. I have several meyer lemons here needing to be used, and I bought poppyseeds by the pound for the same price as I used to pay for a 1 oz. container. I'll be making this tomorrow!
The Prudent Homemaker says
Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board says
Lemon poppyseed granola - what a fantastic idea!! I can't wait to try this :) As for the spilling thing, I've never really had a problem with that because I line my pan with parchment paper then I can just pick up both ends of the paper so everything falls to the middle, then I can easily pour it into a container. Keeps the pan clean too!
Oh my goodness this sounds amazing! I love lemon poppy seed...genius!
Lynda Agen says
This granola is wonderful, especially with the yogurt! Yummy!!!
I use mason jars for lots of grocery items. There is a special ‘canning’ funnel that is made to fit in a mason jar. I use the funnels for lots of things- even filling the birdfeeder. Look by the canning supplies, they are usually green and the hole in the bottom is as wide as the top of a regular mason jar.