AIP Tropical Protein Granola Recipe (nut free, grain free, gluten free)

Tropical Protein Granola

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 7 1x


  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured, dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried pineapple
  • 1/2 cup organic tigernuts, whole or sliced
  • 1/81/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 servings Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Chop apricots, pineapple, and tigernuts into bite sized pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, combine coconut, collagen, apricots, pineapple, and tigernuts.
  4. Add maple syrup (1/8 -1/4 cup depending on personal preference), cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and sea salt. Stir with a rubber spatula until the coconut and fruit are well coated.
  5. Spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for about 13-15 minutes, stirring after about 7 minutes of baking time. Remove from oven when the coconut flakes are golden brown.
  6. Let cool on baking sheet. The coconut flakes will crisp and form larger clumps as they cool.
  7. Enjoy as a handful of granola, or in a bowl with coconut milk and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.


Great Lakes brand collagen can be substituted for the Vital Proteins brand. For Great Lakes, use 1/4 cup.


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