Tropical Beach Granola

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped or slivered unslated almonds
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruit (pineapple, mango, apricots, guava, and cranberries)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine oats with flaxseed, almonds, orange zest, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Place a saucepan over medium heat and whisk honey, almond milk, and coconut oil until smooth. Pour wet ingredients over oat mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and spread oat mixture evenly over top. Make sure to not make it thicker than about 1/4 inch. Bake for 30 minutes, or until nice and toasty.
  5. Remove pan from oven and break up some chunks.
  6. Turn oven up to 325°F. While you’re waiting for the temperature to increase, add flaked coconut to pan. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  7. Remove pan from oven and let cool. It will be soft at this point, but will become crunchier as it cools. Mix in dried fruit and store in a sealed container.
  8. Enjoy 🙂
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