Tropical Sunrise Tribute featuring a Tropical Granola Recipe

It’s a beautiful, tropical morning!

 

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Be sure to stop by iTunes, Amazon MP3 or Google play and purchase this happy song, It’s a Beautiful Morning by The Rascals.

 

Tropical Sunrise Video

Wait for it~ Vacation video of a talkative sea bird and his flight towards sunrise.

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Create a perfect breakfast to enjoy with the sunrise.

 

Tropical Granola Recipe

 

My friend Erin, shared a version of this recipe with me. It was from Ina Garten’s the barefoot contessa cookbook. I loved it, but, because of my tropical taste buds, it needed a little tropical tweaking. So, here’s my Caribbean adaptation. I hope you love it too!

 

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut

1 ½ cups sliced almonds

½ cups sunflower seeds

 

¼ cup vegetable oil

½ cup honey

1/3 cup pineapple juice

 

1 cup dried mango

1 cup dried papaya

1 cup dried pineapple

(I bought a dried tropical fruit mix in the local grocery store that was perfect)

 

1.  Preheat the oven to 350°.

2.  Grease a 14” x 17” ( or similar sized) baking sheet.

3.  Toss the oats, coconut, almonds and sunflower seeds together in a large bowl.

 

Sliced Almonds, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds and Rolled Oats

Sliced Almonds, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds and Rolled Oats

 

4.  Whisk oil, honey and pineapple juice in small bowl.

5.  Pour the liquids over the dry mixture and stir until completely covered.

6.  Spread mixture onto your baking sheet.

 

Mix wet and dry ingredients and spread on baking sheet

Mix wet and dry ingredients and spread on baking sheet

 

7.  Bake, stirring occasionally until mixture turns a nice, even golden brown around 45          minutes.

8.  Remove granola from oven and cool, stirring occasionally.

9.  Add the tropical dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

 

After the oats and nuts are baked and cooled, add the dried mango, papaya & pineapple

After the oats and nuts are baked and cooled, add the dried mango, papaya & pineapple

 

Enjoy!

 

You can enjoy a tropical granola parfait by layering granola, fruit and yogurt.

Just add milk or sprinkle over yogurt or layer in a breakfast parfait with yogurt and mangoes

Just add milk or sprinkle over yogurt or layer in a breakfast parfait with yogurt and mangoes

 

Thanks for stopping by. If you have a favorite tropical breakfast recipe, please share it in the comments.

Have a wonderful day!

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