Tropical Granola | @lindsaypleskotrd

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Tropical Granola

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup coconut pieces, coarsely chopped
  • ½  tsp salt
  • ½ cup dried mango
  • ½ cup of dried pineapple

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add coconut oil and honey to a small microwave safe dish and microwave for 15-30 seconds (depending on how hard they are) or until melted. Whisk with a fork to combine and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, add chia seeds, pecans, walnuts, coconut, and salt to a medium size mixing bowl and stir to combine ingredients. Pour the coconut oil and honey mixture overtop and mix with a fork to coat ingredients well.
  4. Distribute mixture in a single layer,  between the two baking sheets, so it browns nice and evenly.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring after the first 10 minutes. Add the chopped fruit for the last 5 minutes of baking (if you put it in too soon it will overcook and just become an undesirable crunchy texture). **Baking time will differ depending on how brown you like it. (I like mine golden all over and baked for 17 minutes).
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Store in an airtight jar.