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
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.
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