With love, Erica
Erica ‘s Tropical Hawaiian Granola
- 3 cups organic rolled oats
- 1 cup multigrain square cereal (like Chex) — nicely crushed up!
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup veggie or olive oil (or 1/3 cup applesauce — sometimes I like to use other fruit preserves)
- 1/3 cup good honey
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 cup dried banana chips, dried mangoes, dried pineapple (or any other dried fruits you like!)
Heat oven to 350º. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, cereal, nuts, flax seeds, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Whisk the oil, honey, and juice in measuring cup.
Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated. Spread onto a large sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, around 30-40 minutes, depending on oven.
Remove granola from the oven and allow to cool completely, stirring occasionally. Add dried fruit. Store cooled granola in an airtight container.