Tropical Fruit Granola

Photo: Andrew McCaul
Orange and yellow foods, like the dried papaya, mango and pineapple in Tropical Fruit Granola, boast carotenoids like beta-carotene, which is a type of vitamin A that boosts your immune system. Enjoy this fruit granola over yogurt, with milk, or by itself as a snack. Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes.Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes.


Makes 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories 253
Fat 12.3 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup mixed dried fruit (such as papaya, mango, and pineapple), chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. Combine oats, nuts, and coconut in a large bowl. Whisk together oil, agave, spices, and salt in a separate bowl and toss with dry ingredients.

3. Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, tossing once (15-20 minutes). Remove, cool completely, and toss with dried fruit. Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Melissa Roberts,


March 2012
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