I met with a new friend (hi, Megan!) for tea earlier this week, and ended up chatting for close to two hours. We met at the Blue Frog, a cute and friendly new cafe in the Ithaca mall with a somewhat unfortunate location. The menu was extensive, making it difficult for me to decide on a drink, but I finally landed on the blueberry pie iced tea.
Apparently, blueberry syrup + vanilla syrup makes iced tea taste just like blueberry pie. Who knew?
So yesterday, when I set out to make a new granola recipe, I decided I just had to make it blueberry pie flavored. Plus, I had all those berries from this weekend to use up!
Blueberry Pie Granola
5 cups rolled oats
1 cup blanched, sliced almonds
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Grease a 9×13″ baking pan, and mix the oats and almonds together in the pan.
Using a blender or food processor, puree the blueberries. In a small bowl, mix the blueberries with the maple syrup and vanilla, then pour over the oats. Stir until all the dry ingredients are covered, and even out the layer of granola as much as possible.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow to cool before serving.
Now who wants some blueberry “pie”?