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Low-Sugar Tropical Granola

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Yield approx 6 1/2 cups

Ingredients

DRY INGREDIENTS

3 3/4 cups rolled oats (or gluten-free oats if you need to eat gluten-free)

3/4 cup flaked coconut (also called chipped coconut)

2/3 cup chopped raw cashews

3 tablespoons turbinado sugar - optional

1/4 cup date sugar

WET INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup orange juice concentrate or pineapple juice concentrate, thawed or warmed

1/3 cup mashed banana (about 1 small banana)

1/4 cup melted coconut oil (for oil-free granola, see note)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

ADD AFTER BAKING

1/2 cup dried pineapple or mango or apricots – or a mixture of all

1/2 cup dried bananas

Instructions

  1. Mix together dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Place wet ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients while mixing. Mix well.
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and distribute granola evenly in a thin layer onto baking sheets.
  5. Bake a 300°F for 20 minutes. Stir. Reduce oven to 200°F and continue baking for 60 minutes or until thoroughly dry.
  6. Mix in dried fruit.Store in airtight container in the freezer or in a cool place.

Notes

I measure my coconut oil into my stainless steel 1/4-cup measuring cup and place it on my oven to melt while the oven is preheating.

Oil-Free Granola

Looking for an oil-free granola recipe? I have a wonderful oil-free granola recipe in my Weight Loss Program.

Recipe by JennifersKitchen at https://jenniferskitchen.com/2018/04/low-sugar-tropical-granola.html