Happy New Year! Let’s kick off 2017 on a healthy note with honey-sweetened macadamia coconut granola. Inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii, macadamia nuts and toasted coconut chips add a decidedly tropical feel to each golden cluster.

Macadamia Coconut Granola

Topped with gorgeous berries and jeweled pomegranate arils, this is just the granola to brighten up winter mornings (and also makes a fabulous midnight snack!).

Macadamia Coconut Granola

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Macadamia Coconut Granola

  • Yield: 7 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300Β°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Combine oats, macadamia nuts, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add coconut oil, honey, and vanilla; toss to coat. Whisk egg white in a small bowl until frothy (about 1 minute); add to oat mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Use an offset spatula to spread mixture into an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then use a large spatula to flip sections of granola. Press back into an even layer, rotate pan, and bake another 20-25 minutes. When granola is golden and feels dry to the touch, turn off oven and leave pan in oven for another 10 minutes to continue drying.
  3. Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely (the granola crisps as it cools). When completely cool, break into clusters and stir in toasted coconut chips. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.

Notes

If your oven runs hot, bake granola at 290Β°F.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 295
  • Carbohydrates: 47

23 comments

  1. ooo I love this tropical granola feel a lot! I just bought some macadamia nuts before the holidays! I will make this granola, and perhaps add some dried pineapple to it! take me to the beach hehe! thanks for the recipe Laura!

  2. Nom! Gorgeous and delicious granola to ring in the New Year on a healthy note. I’m addicted to granola in my homemade almond milk and cannot wait to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing, Laura! Wishing you and yours a boatload of blessings and much happiness in the New Year!

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