Pina Colada Granola
Homemade Pina Colada Granola is gluten-free and lightly sweetened, making it perfect for a healthy breakfast or for afternoon snacking.
gluten-free recipe, old-fashioned oats, pineapple, coconut, vegan
Rimmed Baking Sheet
old fashioned oats
use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free certified if needed
diced macadamia nuts
roasted and salted
or honey - see notes
I used Lorann baking emulsion - substitute vanilla
shredded, unsweetened coconut
diced, dried pineapple
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone line. Set aside.
Mix the oats, flaxseed, macadamia nuts, sliced almonds and walnuts together in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, agave nectar*, and flavoring. You may need to reheat to liquefy the coconut oil.
Pour the liquid ingredients over the oat mixture in the large bowl. Stir together to thoroughly combine.
Spread the granola mixture onto the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Stir the coconut into the granola and bake for 15 minutes.
Stir in the pineapple and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for 3 weeks, or in the freezer for longer storage.
All ovens cook differently. The baking times are guidelines, but may need to be adjusted depending on how your oven bakes.
Substitute honey, coconut palm syrup, maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener for the *agave nectar if you like.
The coconut is not mixed in at the beginning because I did not want it to burn.
The pineapple is added at the end just to heat it up and blend the flavors. Feel free to add it after the granola has cooled if you prefer.
I used two types of coconut because I had them on hand and thought it would be fun. Feel free to use all of one type if you prefer.
Substitute any combination of nuts that you like, pecans, Brazil nuts, cashews, etc.
Do not use instant oats, they will dissolve and not hold up.
This recipe makes about 5 cups of granola. Standard serving size is 1/2 cup.
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