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This pina colada granola is the perfect snack to celebrate National Pina Colada Day! A tasty mixture of nuts, seeds, coconut, pineapple and coconut sugar make for a tasty grain free tropical treat. #SundaySupper

Pina Colada Granola (grain free)

This pina colada granola is the perfect snack to celebrate National Pina Colada Day! A tasty mixture of nuts, seeds, coconut, pineapple and coconut sugar make for a tasty grain free tropical treat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 14
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nut mix I used a blend of macadamia, cashews and walnuts*
  • 3 cups coconut flakes unsweetened
  • 1/2 pecans raw
  • 1/2 cup almonds raw (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds raw
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds raw
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup dried pineapple cut into bite size pieces optional (not Paleo)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan, heat your pineapple chunks and coconut sugar on medium low. As the pineapple breaks down, mash and mix so the coconut sugar melts and doesn't burn.
  3. Simmer until the pineapple breaks dow and develops a syrup, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add your mixture to a blender along with the melted coconut oil and blend on high.
  5. In a large bowl add all your seeds and only 2 cups coconut flakes. Pour pineapple mixture over top and mix well.
  6. Prepare 2 cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  7. Spread your granola mixture evenly on the cookie sheet and bake for about 2 hours. Make sure to mix the granola mixture about every 30 minutes.
  8. When ingredients are dry and not wet anymore your granola is done. Mix in the remaining coconut flakes and dried pineapple if using.
  9. Store in an air tight container.
  10. * Please note: You can use whatever nuts and seeds you like, I just recommend that you keep the macadamias as they add to the pina colada flavor. I found a nice bag of macadamias, cashes and walnuts at Aldi.