When the weather is hot doesn’t a tropical breeze sound delightful?
Well, here is another grain-free granola that is a bit like a tropical breeze. Tropical Munch Granola has dried tropical fruit, all yummy! Yes, it is grain-free and gluten-free. The amount of dried fruit in it is super scrumptious just not for those keeping to a Ketogenic diet. There is dried mango, pineapple, coconut chips and shhh, I’ve added some dried kiwi for an added pop of color. And kiwi is considered to be a tropical fruit, because of the low sea level areas where it is grown, isn’t that interesting?
Please toast the cashew nuts (if you choose to use cashews) separately as they tend to brown faster than the other nuts. And of course using liquid coconut oil is the easiest.
Ok, Tropical Munch Granola is easy to make, 10 minutes to bake and you can be munching and eating it in a short-time. Please let me know if you change up some of these ingredients and do you enjoy these grain-free granolas the most by themselves or with what?
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Tropical Munch Granola (Grain-Free)Print Recipe
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts
- 1/3 cup raw pecans
- 1/4 cup each raw: pumpkin and sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut chips
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- (optional) 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
- ****** After baking add:
- 1/3 cup dried mango, chopped coarsely (used dried juicy mango from Trader Joe's)
- 1/3 cup dried pineapple chopped coarsely
- 1/4 cup dried kiwi, chopped coarsely
- 1/4 cup already toasted cashews, chopped coarsely (see note)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Chop walnuts, pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds together coarsely, put in small mixing bowl (please note the cashew nuts keep separate see note below)
Add coconut chips, coconut sugar, chia, flax and (optional) hemp seeds to small mixing bowl
Add liquid coconut oil to the above ingredients. Mix well, I use folding motion with my fork to mix the ingredients.
Once all the ingredients are moistened put on rimmed baking sheet in preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned.
Once granola is cool, add dried fruit and already toasted cashew nuts.
Keep in closed glass jar.
Toast cashew nuts on dry skillet, by themselves on the stove over medium high heat, watch them as it does not take long to lightly brown them.