September 9, 2015 62

Roasted Stone Fruit Granola Bowls with Lemon Poppy Seed Granola

Lemon Poppy Seed Granola | @withfoodandlove

I have always been a big fan of the classic lemon poppy seed combo. When I was in college I used to eat a lemon poppy seed muffin as big as my head along with a cup of Earl Grey every morning for breakfast like a champ. It was one of the only things motivating me to get my ass to campus – annnnd I’m not ashamed to admit that. After college, you could find me chowing down on lemon poppy seed anythings at any given cafe that I walked into. But since going gluten-free, the ability to do so is limited, and that’s probably not a bad thing.

There are a couple lemon poppy seed recipes in my blog archives. There’s this grain-free lemon poppy seed zucchini bread from wayyyyyyy way back. And yet despite its cringe-worthy photo, it’s still one of my most popular recipes. There’s also this lemon poppy seed fruit salad. A go-to that I make all summer long with whatever little gems I have on hand.

Roasted Stone Fruit |@withfoodandlove

Roasted Stone Fruit |@withfoodandlove

Lemon Poppy Seed Granola | @withfoodandlove

I’m getting ready to leave for an eight day east coast trip. The first half I’ll be in Quebec, tasting the finest maple syrup there is to offer! And the second half I’ll be in NYC visiting my folks, and paling around with Kristan and Elizabeth at the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemakers event. Super pumped. I wanted/needed to pack along some healthy energy to keep me fueled up while on the go. So, this lemon poppy seed granola was born. It’s packed full of flavor, plant-based protein and healthy omega 3s!!!

And, as I mentioned last week I’m totally not ready to go full-force apple/pumpkin/lattes etc. on you, yet. I plan to transition my blog away from summer foods and into the fall season in a slow and steady fashion. And while I haven’t fully embraced the idea that fall is coming like it or not, I’m getting there.

I am definitely ready to start feeling the cooler temps, and to roast food without feeling like the kitchen is so hot it will spontaneously combust. And I’m also ready to eat cozy, snuggly foods, and this roasted stone fruit granola bowl is the perfect thing. It combines warm with hot, and the flavors of late summer with early fall textures. I’ll be eating this granola bowl everyday until the stone fruit runs dry.

Roasted Stone Fruit |@withfoodandlove

Lemon Poppy Seed Granola | @withfoodandlove

This post was sponsored by my friends over at Winona Pure. Their oils are always all-natural, soy-free, GMO-free, and they’re a brand I love and support. This is the final post of our four-part series together. You can check out the other three posts here, here and here.

I’m giving away {4} cans of Winona Pure Oils to one of you lucky folks! To enter check out of their products here, and then drop me a comment below letting me know which oils you would like to try. Contest is open until noon CT on September 21, 2015. Winner will be notified via email, and must live in the US. Good luck!!

Roasted Stone Fruit |@withfoodandlove

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Lemon Poppy Seed Granola {print me!}

Notes: this granola is naturally gluten-free, but if you need to eat gluten-free make sure to buy certified gluten-free oats. I really love the crunch of the millet and buckwheat, but if you don’t have those on hand you could swap in nuts or seeds. This batch is pretty big, and yields about 4 cups of granola. It can be stored in an airtight container.


  • 3 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup banana mash {1 small}
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons honey {or vegan alternative}
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • zest from 3 lemons
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • coconut oil spray

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the oats, millet, buckwheat, chia and poppy seeds in a large bowl and set aside.

In a smaller bowl combine the banana mash, honey {reserve 2 tablespoons}, coconut oil, and lemon zest and juice. Whisk until smooth. Then add in the dry ingredients and combine together well.

Spray both baking sheets with coconut oil spray, or grease lightly with coconut oil. Spread the mixture out evenly amongst the two baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and flip, drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey and bake for another 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Cool completely. Pop it back or eat it with the stone fruit granola bowls!

Roasted Stone Fruit Granola Bowls

Notes: roasting fruit is super easy, and this method can be used to roast any fruit you have. If you want to make these and it is no longer stone fruit season, apples and pears would make great substitutions. The most important part in roasting fruit is the salt, it rounds out the sweetness of the flavors, not to be missed!


  • 4 stone fruits {peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots, etc.}
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • pinch himalayan or sea salt
  • lemon poppy seed granola
  • yogurt, coconut yogurt or coconut cream

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Wash, dry and quarter the stone fruit. Place the fruit on the baking sheet and drizzle with coconut oil, honey and salt. Toss to combine well and roast for 20 minutes or until the fruit become soft and caramelized.

In a bowl layer the yogurt, fruit and granola together. Adding another pinch of salt at this point might be wonderful. Enjoy!

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This post is sponsored by Winona Pure; all opinions are my own.

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62 Responses to "Roasted Stone Fruit Granola Bowls with Lemon Poppy Seed Granola"

  1. Reply


    September 9, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    I would love to try the Popcorn butter oil! I bet it’s amazing!

  2. Reply

    Silex in the city

    September 9, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Sunflower for me!

  3. Reply

    Elizabeth Clark

    September 9, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    So fun! Can I say two? I really want to try both the coconut oil and the sunflower oil! They look amazing!

  4. Reply

    Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist

    September 9, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    You are a genius! Lemon poppy seed granola *gasp*
    I remember the days of giant lemon poppy seed muffins! I loved those days. But you’re probably right that it’s not such a bad thing that GIANT sugary muffins are behind us.
    All of these oils look great!

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    Alexandra robertson

    September 9, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Yummmm!!! I would love this as a treat. The oils look great and I would love to try the sunflower and coconut especially!

  6. Reply


    September 9, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    I’ve always wanted to try Sunflower oil. I’ve been searching for a new granola recipe to make and my husband adores citrus so I’m definitely make my this.

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    September 9, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    omemade granola is always the best treat! The coconut oil is calling my name!

  8. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    I would love to try the coconut oil!

  9. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    I’m a coconut oil fan through and through, so I’m tempted to say that one has piqued my interest. However, the sunflower oil sounds interesting too!

  10. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    I have popcorn almost every day for a snack so I think I would have to say the popcorn butter spray!

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    September 10, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    I’ve been looking for a soy free coconut oil spray! So hard to find. I would love to try this one!
    Thanks, and the granola looks delicious. I love lemon poppyseed :)

  12. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    I would love to try the olive oil and coconut oil products!

  13. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    This is a new brand to me. I used the website’s store locator to find my closest store. This aerosol delivery seems like a more economical way to use coconut oil. I will tell you that the Popcorn Butter is talking to me!

  14. Reply

    Nancy Silver

    September 10, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    would love to make this today, taking a trip soon myself so would be a great addition to a long flight.
    Also, the sunflower and coconut oil would be my pick too. thanks for the recipe.

  15. Reply

    Kelly P

    September 10, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    Your roasted stone fruit and granola bowls looks so beautiful. I would love to try the soy free coconut oil by Winona Pure.

  16. Reply

    Sarah | Well and Full

    September 10, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    I actually have the Winona olive oil in my cabinet! :D I’d love the try the sunflower oil though.

  17. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    popcorn butter oil? yes please!

  18. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Wow! Thanks for this recipe. I have to try it out for my gluten-intolerant child. I would love to try the Winona Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil!

  19. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    I would love to try all of them but the olive oil and the sunflower oil in particular.

    I also want to try the granola recipe.

    Thank you!

  20. Reply

    Edna Jones

    September 10, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    We loved to try out the Sunflower oil!

  21. Reply

    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    September 10, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    That granola is so fabulous!!
    I am loving the look for the coconut oil!

  22. Reply

    Jessica @ From Jessica's Kitchen

    September 10, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    This looks delicious and a wonderful way to start the day! I’m so with you on embracing summer a bit longer and not rush into pumpkin season just yet, as much as I love pumkin. I would love to try the coconut oil spray being that it’s soy free; perfect for when just a light spray is needed. Sometimes drizzled melted coconut oil is too much. Thanks :)

  23. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    I would most like to try the popcorn oil!

  24. Reply

    Amanda @Glitter It Gold

    September 10, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    I would love to try to Coconut Oil, I have a mister that I use for olive oil now and I love it, but Coconut Oil won’t work in it because of it solidifies. I would probably use coconut oil much more if I could spray it and control/reduce the amount I am using. Also I am right with you on the lemon poppy seed thing, one of my favorite ways to have it is on spinach, strawberry and almond salad with homemade lemon poppy seed dressing.

  25. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Both sunflower and coconut look great!

  26. Reply

    Beth R.

    September 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Would you use maple syrup instead of honey, for those of us who can’t have honey?


    • Reply


      September 10, 2015 at 10:29 PM

      Hi Beth! Yes maple syrup seems like a great substitution. Enjoy :)

  27. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    I’d love to try the coconut oil!

  28. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    What an awesome giveaway! I love olive oil, so that would be awesome to try!

  29. Reply

    Alison H.

    September 10, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    I would like to try the coconut oil!

  30. Reply

    Kristina N.

    September 10, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    This looks amazing. I’m also a huge fan of lemon and poppy seeds together! Would love to try the sunflower oil since it’s so hard to find where I am!

  31. Reply

    Lisa C.

    September 10, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    I would love to try them all :) but I think the coconut oil spray would be the definitive “first try” for me.

  32. Reply

    Christy Qualin

    September 10, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Popcorn butter!!

  33. Reply

    Dana S

    September 10, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    coconut oil

  34. Reply

    Lisa M

    September 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    I’d love to try both the Pure Popcorn Butter Oil and Sunflower Oil. Both would be great to incorporate into my meal planning!

  35. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    I haven’t seen coconut oil in a spray before and would like to try that.

  36. Reply

    Jaclyn Brada

    September 10, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    O my lord, popcorn butter fo sho.

  37. Reply


    September 10, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    These look so dreamy, Sherrie. Beautiful and delicious and nourishing all at once!

  38. Reply

    Alanna Kellogg

    September 10, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Hi Sherrie,

    I’ve followed your site since 2012, that’s how I learned you were moving to St. Louis. I hope you’re settling in well here. I write because I’m the unofficial self-appointed “social director” of the St. Louis food bloggers group. Would you contact me, please? I’d love to add you to our mailing list and more. The address is easy to find on my websites. Thanks so much!

  39. Reply

    Alanna Kellogg

    September 10, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    PS Tried reaching you via the contact form vs comments — sorry, no luck there.

  40. Reply


    September 11, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Yummy!! I loove homemade granola.

  41. Reply

    Bethany Handy

    September 11, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    I would love to try the coconut oil. It will be perfect to use when cooking my baby girl eggs in the morning.

  42. Reply

    Nela Holmes

    September 11, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Popcorn Butter for sure!

  43. Reply


    September 11, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    All the oils sound yummy! I am in love with all the Sunflowers that came up in our yard this summer and would love to take some of their oil into the winter season. The granola- can’t wait to make!

  44. Reply

    Ashley Morrow

    September 12, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    I would like to try the Coconut Oil. I’ve heard lots of good things about it, but I’ve never tried cooking with it.

  45. Reply

    Catherine Jackson

    September 12, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    I would love to try their coconut oil- I use it on everything! I have never thought of trying citrus in granola. This looks amazing though. I will have to try it!

  46. Reply

    Lindsay Patterson

    September 12, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    The Olive Oil spray would be amazing!!!!
    Have so much fun “back home” in Quebec…. Close enough to home! Taste some yummy syrup for me❤️

  47. Reply


    September 12, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    I would love to try the sunflower seed oil. I’ve never tried it! Also I love the idea of poppy seed granola I will try making it. It sounds relish.

  48. Reply


    September 12, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    I’d like to try the popcorn butter. My kids love to eat popcorn and there are certainly healthy ways to prepare it but they don’t necessarily taste the best. I’m a healthy eater and also pass this on to my children but sometimes one must live a little and indulge. I’m curious to see if this spray allows us to eat like its bad for us when its not!

  49. Reply


    September 13, 2015 at 6:56 AM

    The coconut oil looks good! I use it all the time in cooking, but have never seen it as a spray-oil before.

  50. Reply


    September 13, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    olive oil

  51. Reply


    September 13, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    YUM! Gotta make this granola! Been looking for a good spray coconut oil for baking, I’d love to try theirs…and will have to get after Wegmans to start carrying it ;)

  52. Reply

    Vunda V

    September 14, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    i would like to try the coconut oil spray

  53. Reply

    Emily N.

    September 15, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    I would love to try the Winona Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

  54. Reply

    Stephanie Coldwell

    September 16, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    I’d love to try the Coconut oil and popcorn butter! yum!

  55. Reply

    Amanda Paa

    September 17, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    i bought poppy seeds tonight just for this recipe :)

    have fun in nyc at the style event! xo

  56. Reply

    Grace @ Earthy Feast

    September 18, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Just had to tell you how amazing these granola bowls look! So gorgeous! All the things I love in one bowl! Have a blast in nyc and an awesome weekend!

  57. Reply


    September 20, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Coconut oil in a spray can?! Sign me up!! Cooking or part of my post shower routine, both? Yes please.

    Your granola looks amazing, can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks.

  58. Reply

    Ashley R.

    September 20, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Sunflower oil and Coconut oil look best! I love that Sunflower oil has the highest heating point making it safer for baking at high temps. Yah! :)

  59. Reply


    September 20, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    All of these oils look great!

  60. Reply


    September 20, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Oh yum, I would love to try the coconut and olive oils!

  61. Reply

    Amy Z.

    September 20, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    I’d love to try their olive oil spray. And I love roasted fruit – so sweet and delicious!

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