Ultimate Tropical Granola

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Coconut, macadamias, Brazil nuts, banana, mango, pineapple, papaya: this granola puts a ton of tropical flavors into one bowl.

note: If you can't find unsweetened coconut flakes, replace with 1/3 cup sweetened, shredded coconut.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Ultimate Tropical Granola

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 6 cups granola
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:1 hour
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Ultimate Tropical Granola


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup banana chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadmia nuts
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup chopped Brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried mango
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped candied tropical fruits (I used a mix of papya and pineapple)


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with a silipat sheet or parchment paper.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, add oats, banana chips, macadamia nuts, coconut flakes, Brazil nuts, dried mango, and pepitas. Toss to combine.

  3. 3

    In a medium saucepan, combine coconut sugar, agave syrup, and olive oil over medium heat. Whisk until combined and sugar is almost dissolved. Whisk in salt and vanilla. Pour over oats.

  4. 4

    Spread granola over baking sheet and bake, stirring once, until golden, 40 minutes. Let granola cool then stir in candied fruit.


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