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Tropical Granola

This tropical granola is perfect stirred into yogurt, or eaten on its own as a tasty snack! Filled with all of your favorite tropical fruits, you’ll love this tropical fruit granola!

tropical granola

Ok, so have you ever actually bought a coconut? A whole coconut? MAN they are not easy to open up!! I have had them on vacation but there’s always someone around to open it up for me, I’ve never had to do it myself! It’s like cutting through a rock! I’m sure there are some tips and tricks out there, but we just hacked at it with a saw and finally got it open, ha!

We did at least remember to drain the coconut water out first, which we used in a smoothie right after.

ANYWAY, you don’t have to break out the saw for this recipe. You can use store-bought coconut chips! But the coconut makes for fun presentation, right!?

I’ve been avoiding buying any groceries the past couple of weeks because we’re trying to eat through the pantry, but I HAVE made a few batches of this tropical granola!

tropical granola

How do you make tropical granola?

The base of this recipe is fairly simple, much like my other granola recipes. All you need is:

  • rolled oats
  • coconut oil
  • honey

The rest of the recipe is just the fun add-ins! You can be as creative as you want, but the ones I love to add to really give this the whole tropical feel are:

  • dried pineapple
  • coconut chips/flakes
  • dried mango
  • golden raisins
  • pecans

To make the granola, first combine together the rolled oats with the pecans. Melt together the coconut oil and honey and then pour this mixture over the rolled oats, stirring to combine. I use the microwave for this, but you could also just combine the honey and coconut oil together in a small pot on the stove.

Spread everything out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. When the granola is fragrant and golden brown, remove it from the oven and then allow it to cool for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add the dried pineapple, coconut chips, raisins and mango.

If you can get your hands on dried banana chips, these are great in this granola too!

Once completely cool, store the granola in an airtight container.

tropical granola
tropical granola

How long does the tropical granola stay fresh?

Since I LOVE snacking on granola any time of day, I have a hard time making this last longer than a few days! But if you’re not granola-crazy like me, this will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for a week to 10 days. After that it’s still totally fine, but it won’t be as fresh and crunchy!

Is this a vegan tropical granola recipe?

The recipe calls for the mixture to be sweetened with honey but you can absolutely replace it with maple syrup to keep this recipe vegan.

This granola is terrific as a snack, mixed into yogurt, or placed on top of a smoothie bowl! Delicious!

tropical granola
tropical granola

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tropical granola

Tropical Granola


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

Description

This tropical granola is perfect stirred into yogurt, or eaten on its own as a tasty snack! Filled with all of your favorite tropical fruits, you’ll love this tropical fruit granola!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup dried mango pieces
  • 3/4 cups dried pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup dried coconut chips or flakes
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F and line a large-rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place the rolled oats in a large bowl, then in another bowl, microwave the coconut oil and honey together, about 30 seconds on high. Stir together, then pour the mixture over the oats, stirring to completely coat the oats. Add the chopped pecans.
  2. Spread the granola mixture out in an even layer on the baking sheet, then place in the oven for 40 minutes, giving the granola a stir every 15 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven, and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before adding in the dried mango, dried pineapple, coconut chips and raisins.
  3. Once completely cool, store the granola in an airtight container, to keep fresh for 1 week to 10 days at room temperature.
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: tropical granola // tropical fruit granola

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9 Comments

  1. Tropical flavours are my favourite! This granola looks so good, Katherine! Love how you styled it too!

  2. I’m all about tropical flavors right now Katherine, so this has to happen at my house! I much prefer homemade granola to store-bought too!

  3. How did you know that I’ve been craving granola, Katherine! And homemade is best (better tasting and so much cheaper than what’s at the grocery store!) Love all of the crunch and fruit in this version.

  4. Love this. I especially love coconut in granola, but you’ve definitely taken it to a new level!

  5. Haha, the things you will do to get a shot, right?! It looks absolutely worth it. 😊. This granola looks positively delish and I know it wouldn’t last more than a few days at my house either; we all love these tropical flavors.

  6. Opening a coconut is a challenge for me as well Katherine, but once opened, it’s like a treasury hunt completed ! Beautiful photo !

  7. You know I’m a granola-girl, so I can’t wait to make this tropical flavored granola! It’s definitely something i eat every day and love changing it up a bit when I make a new batch! Thanks for the recipe, Katherine!

  8. Oh yeah opening up a coconut isn’t an easy task! I’ve done that only for a couple of times, but only cause I wanted to photograph them – as you noted, they’re so photogenic 🙂 But I generally prefer coconut chips for my cooking. I also must admit this tropical granola looks and sounds wonderful – loving all the flavours going on.

  9. What a gorgeous presentation, I love these beautiful photos! And the granola looks amazing, the mango and pineapple are so great together with the coconut, yum!

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