Tropical Granola

Tropical Fruit Granola

Granola is something my husband always looks forward to for breakfast. His day hasn't started yet if he hasn't eaten a bowl of hot cereal with a sprinkle of granola on top. And if we are traveling, it's so easy to put a zip lock bag of granola in our suitcase, with some powdered milk for a quick breakfast. There's nothing better than knowing you're still getting a good healthy meal, even while away from home! This recipe makes a large batch–filling two cookie sheets in the oven, and making about a gallon of granola. If you won't use it very fast, put half of it in the freezer. It'll keep for a long time!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword granola
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 48 1/3 cups
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients

Mix in a large bowl:

  • 13 cups old fashioned rolled oats (if you buy the oats from the grocery store, this will empty one large container.)
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2/3 cup almond flour (grind dry almonds in the blender OR food processor.)

Blend until smooth:

  • 1 1/4 cups dates pitted, packed.
  • 1/2 cup water hot. Soak the dates in it before blending.
  • 2 sm bananas very ripe.
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup increase, if bananas are not fully ripe.
  • 2 Tbsp sorghum molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla flavor
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil optional for oil free.

Add during middle of baking:

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

Add after cooled:

  • 2 cups dried tropical fruit, diced in small pieces pineapple, papaya, mango

Instructions

  1. COMBINE oats, nuts, seeds, and almond flour in a large bowl.

  2. BLEND dates, bananas, and other ingredients until smooth. You may need to stop it to help it along with a spatula–it's very thick.

  3. POUR blender mixture into the oats and MIX well.

  4. DIVIDE between two cookie sheets and place in the oven.
  5. BAKE at 200F for 6 hours OR overnight.

  6. REMOVE from oven.
  7. ADD tropical dried fruit dices, if desired.

  8. STORE in airtight container for one month OR freeze to keep it fresh longer.

Recipe Notes

I use time bake and set the time to start in the middle of the night and stop when I get up in the morning. That way I can take it right out of the oven and let it cool. The house smells SOOOO good when we wake up in the morning!

Nutrition Facts
Tropical Fruit Granola
Amount Per Serving (0.3 cups)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *