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Hawaiian Sunrise Granola Recipe

Hawaiian Sunrise Granola

Using a handful of pantry ingredients and a blend of dried fruits and nuts, you and your kids can bake a batch of wholesome granola that bests fancy grocery varieties in both taste and value. This fruit-and-nut combination highlights tastes from the tropics and costs less than 60 cents per serving. Mixed with low-fat yogurt or milk, it makes a delicious breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup each of dried mango, dried pineapple, and toasted macadamia nuts, chopped

Instructions

1. Heat the oven to 300ยบ. Line two cookie sheets with aluminum foil.

2. In a large bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, and salt. Add the oats and wheat germ, then stir the mixture until it's evenly blended.

Hawaiian Sunrise Granola - Step 3

3. Spread the granola onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through to keep it from burning and encourage even baking.

4. Remove the pans from the oven and stir the granola again. Add the coconut, then return the pans to the oven to bake 10 minutes more. Note: Keep an eye on the granola during this period and stir it occasionally so that it doesn't burn.

5. Remove the granola from the oven and stir it one last time. Allow it to cool completely on the pans, about 15 minutes. When it has cooled, stir in the dried mango, the dried pineapple, and the toasted macadamia nuts, then transfer the granola to an airtight container. The granola can be stored for up to four weeks. Makes about 7 cups.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving (1/2 cup):

Calories 259

Total Fat 12 g (18% DV)

Saturated Fat 6 g (28% DV)

Cholesterol 13 mg (4% DV)

Sodium 101 mg (4% DV)

Total Carbohydrate 36 g (12% DV)

Fiber 4 g (14% DV)

Sugars 19 g

Protein 4 g (9% DV)

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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