Tested till perfect Tropical Granola Clusters with Brazil Nuts
Tropical Granola Clusters with Brazil Nuts
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Tropical Granola Clusters with Brazil Nuts

Although known as nuts, Brazil nuts are considered by botanists to be seeds, as their meat is separate from their shells.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2010

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 40 pieces


  • 2 cups 2cupslarge-flake rolled oats
  • 1 cup 1cupsliced Brazil Nuts
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsunflower seedsunflower seeds
  • 1 cup 1cupchopped mixed dried tropical fruit, (such as pineapple, mango or papaya)
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupliquid honey
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
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In bowl, combine oats, Brazil nuts and sunflower seeds; spread on baking sheet. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven, stirring once, until light golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Stir in tropical fruit and coconut.

In saucepan, melt honey, sugar, oil, vanilla and salt over medium heat; stir into oat mixture. Press into parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan.

Bake in 300°F (150°C) oven until golden and firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes. Break into bite-size clusters; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.)

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 84 pro 2g total fat 4g sat. fat 1g
carb 12g fibre 1g chol 0mg sodium 19mg
potassium 92mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 4 vit A 1 vit C 5
folate 2
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