Pineapple Macadamia Granola Bars

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola, oatmeal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Ina Garten
A tropical twist on an old favorite.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup almonds slivered
  • 2/3 cup madadamia nuts roughly chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup organic almond butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x12 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine the oatmeal, coconut, almonds, and macadamia nuts together on a sheet pan. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly toasted. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the wheat germ and toss to combine.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, honey, almond butter, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly and cook for about a minute. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut extract. Pour the mixture over the oatmeal. Add the pineapple and cranberries and using a rubber spatula, stir well to combine.
  • Pour the granola mixture into the prepared pan. Spread it into an even layer and press down very firmly on the granola mixture with your hands so that it forms a tight structure in the pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool for 2-3 hours before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.4mg