This easy homemade granola recipe for tropical granola is loaded with coconut, mango, mandarin oranges, and pineapple! It is delicious by itself for breakfast or you can add it to smoothie bowls or parfaits for an extra special treat!
1cupcoconut stripssliced into bite sized pieces if needed
½cupchopped macadamia nuts
¼cupdried pineapple dices
¼cupdried mangocut into bite sized pieces
¼cupdried mandarin orange slicescut into bite sized slices
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, macadamia nuts, and coconut.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, coconut oil, brown sugar, ground ginger and vanilla extract. Pour honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until the oats are well coated.
Spread the granola over greased rimmed cookie sheet(s) . Press granola down slightly. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut dried fruits into bite sized pieces, if needed.
Remove pan from oven and allow to cool completely. Break apart and add in the dried fruit. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Serve over yogurt or with milk.
Other fruit options that will work are: banana chips, dried papaya, and golden raisins.The key to getting granola clumps is to not stir it too much, especially as it cools. Allow it to cool and then break the granola into clumps.If you want a muesli style, go ahead and stir it once or twice before it cools completely.Unless you can find diced versions of the fruit, you'll need to slice up the fruit into bite sized pieces. Kitchen scissors will make this much easier!