Aloha Hawaiian Granola

(16 servings)

  • 4 cups regular rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 4 ounces shredded coconut (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup raw macadamia nuts (8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup honey (depending on your sweet tooth)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dried pineapple - chopped into small pieces
This recipe makes about 8 cups of granola.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare a 10 x 15 inch baking sheet with a generous coating of cooking spray.

In large bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, coconut, nuts, and both seeds.

In a small saucepan, heat canola oil, honey and vanilla until just bubbling. Pour hot mixture over oat mixture and mix thoroughly.

Spread granola evenly over prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until coconut is lightly browned - stir granola around at least twice during the cooking time.

Remove from oven and add the dried pineapple pieces. Continue to stir up the granola as you allow it to cool a few minutes.

Store in airtight container until ready to serve. Awesome as a snack or a cereal with milk.

Hi Mr. Breakfast. This is a variation on a recipe I got from Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfast. I halved the original recipe and added the pineapple. I love it and you and everybody else will too. Aloha!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank bethy for this recipe.

Recipe number 2302. Submitted 4/13/2008.