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.

Melissa Roberts
Recipe by Health March 2012

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Credit: Andrew McCaul

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

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; fat 12.3g; saturated fat 4.2g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 4g; sodium 80mg.
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