Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tropical Granola

 I make granola a lot. This is my 3rd batch since I moved into my new place June 8th. Excessive? I don't always post about it because a lot of times it is just a repeat performance. I do mix up the ingredients from time to time.

Today I was feeling pretty tropical. My mom has helped me discover used coconut in things. I used to not be a fan, but it is growing on me. This recipe also has dried pineapple and mango in it. YUM! Here's the recipe:

Tropical Granola


- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dried mango
- 1/2 cup dried pineapple


1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients.
3. In a pyrex measuring cup, mix together the sugar, honey, oil, water and salt.
4. Heat up goop for 1 minute in the microwave to liquify the siguar.
5. Stir well and then pour over dry ingredients.
6. Mix to coat all oats thoroughly and then transfer mixture to a sheet pan.
7. Cook for an hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
8. After you remove it from the oven let granola cool before adding dried fruit.


  1. This looks amazing! I want to try making homemade granola now :-)

  2. You must! It is super easy and so tasty! Funny you wrote because guess what I was making last night? More granola! I'm obsessed!