I love to make homemade granola and put whatever I feel like eating into the mix. For this version, I am using a touch of butter, Hawaiian honey, and a bunch of tropical dried fruit including pineapple, coconut, papaya, mango and of course a healthy dose of cashews and macadamia nuts!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pure coconut extract
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews or macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup diced dried fruit, such as papaya, mango, pineapple, cranberries...
- 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Measure the oats into a large bowl, set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, butter, honey, sugar, extract, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt until very smooth. Pour wet mixture over rolled oats and stir until evenly coated. Spread mixture on the prepared cookie sheet in an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove sheet from the oven, stir the nuts into the granola, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown and crisp. Toast coconut in pan until golden brown.
Remove granola from the oven, toss with the dried fruit and coconut flakes, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.