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Tropical Fruit Granola

Photo: Andrew McCaul
Yield Makes 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.