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Tropical Fruit Granola

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.

Health MARCH 2012

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

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 253
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg
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