Aug
31

Pineapple and Coconut Granola

This is a great granola recipe that can easily be adjusted to your tastes.  I love the pineapple and coconut combination, but you could also use raisins, dried cherries, white chocolate chips…lots of options.  I’m making myself hungry just typing this!

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Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

Start by mixing the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

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In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the maple syrup, oil, and salt.

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Pour the wet ingredients over the dry…

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And mix well.

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Divide in half and spread into a single layer on two baking sheets.  I use Silpat liners to avoid sticking.

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Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  While it’s in the oven, dice your dried fruits.

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Once the granola is finished baking, place it in a large mixing bowl (breaking it into small chunks).  Add the the fruit and mix until combined.

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I put mine in individual bags for gift giving:)

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Ingredients:

3 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup sliced almonds (roughly chopped)

1 cup whole cashews

1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar (packed)

1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup dried apricots (diced)

1/2 cup dried pineapple (diced)

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar.

2.  In a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine maple syrup, oil and salt.

3.  Combine both mixtures by slowly pouring the liquid over the oatmeal mixture and stirring well. Divide in half and pour onto two 11X17-inch rimmed baking sheets, spreading out into an even layer on each sheet.

4.  Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until golden.
Remove from the oven and transfer into a large bowl, slightly breaking up the clumps. Add the dried fruit and gently mix until even distributed.

What do you like to put in your granola?

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Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    This looks like another great one, Jennifer!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!

  • Kara Molitor

    I made this on Friday and it’s freakin good!!!! New favorite treat! I might gain 5lbs because of this!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m so glad you liked it!!!

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