Back in the spring, Jordan and I took a trip to Hawaii. I brought back a couple huge bags of macadamia nuts. One bag was vacuum sealed, so we ate/baked our way through the unsealed bag first. Then we got busy buying a house and remodeling our kitchen, and I kind of forgot about all those delicious macadamia nuts I had in the pantry. That is, until I bought some dried mango at the grocery store and had the wonderful idea to make some tropical granola =). I love all granola, but this tropical granola is definitely one of my favorites. Jordan loved it too. I’ve been eating mine on top of greek yogurt, but it’s delicious plain too. I think Jordan may be sneaking and eating it when I’m not around because there’s not much left! 😉 Enjoy!

Tropical Granola
3 cups quick oats
1-1/2 cup macadamia nuts, lightly salted
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
6 oz pineapple juice
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup flaxseeed meal (optional)
1/2 cup chopped dried mango
1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spray large baking sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
2. In large bowl, combine oats, macadamia nuts, coconut, agave nectar, pineapple juice, canola oil, salt, and flaxseed meal. Stir to combine.
3. Pour mixture onto prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure even browning. Remove from oven and stir in dried mango and pineapple. Cool completely.

Categories: Snacks

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