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Tropical Granola Recipe

Healthy tropical granola made with rolled oats, coconut oil, coconut flakes, almond, banana, dried pineapple, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. A quick and easy meal prep breakfast. Recipe yields about 3.5 cups.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola, oats
Author: Gabriella @ Nutritious Minimalist

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple, chopped (or dried mango or any other dried tropical fruit)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (or coconut flakes)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 ℉. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the mashed banana, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Add the oats, almonds, and salt and mix until all the oats are coated.
  • Pour the oats onto the baking sheet and evenly spread them out into a thin layer with a spatula. Bake for 18 minutes. 
  • Let it cool untouched for 30 minutes so it can harden. Then use a spatula to break it up into pieces and toss in the coconut flakes and dried pineapple.