Looking for a healthy low FODMAP granola recipe? You’ll be hooked on this delicious Tropical Granola with Macadamia Nuts, Coconut, and Spices from the first bite! It’s easy to make, gluten-free, and suitable for a vegan diet too!

Low FODMAP Granola in a white bowl.

Imagine the scent of homemade granola laced with fragrant ginger, and studded with tropical macadamia nuts and coconut baking in your kitchen. Divine!

Now imagine munching on that same delicious granola on your next plane trip, while your fellow passengers much on airplane food.

Lucky you 🙂

Not so lucky them 🙁

Packing snacks for a trip is a necessity when you’re following a low FODMAP or gluten-free diet.

When you’re traveling, especially via airplane, healthy AND delicious low FODMAP and gluten-free food can be hard to come by, so it’s important to plan ahead and bring your favorite snacks to munch on.

If you read my latest post, you know I just got back from a trip to Hawaii, &  one snack I packed was granola, albeit not homemade.

This inspired me to try making my own low FODMAP granola, especially after learning this month’s Recipe ReDux theme was to share our favorite travel snacks and mini-meals.

“Sometimes, the food is the best part of the journey. Be it business travel or a road trip for pleasure, share your favorite travel snacks/mini meals. Do you pack a special treat for the road to eat in the car or at rest stops? Or do you have a tried & true snack that makes it safely through airport security? Share your healthy recipe for road trip nourishment.”

The trouble with most store-bought granola, whether it’s low FODMAP or not, is that it’s often loaded with sugar, sometimes up to 16 or more grams per serving.

I’ve kept the sugar in this tropical low FODMAP granola down to 8 grams per half-cup serving, and for another healthy twist, it’s rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats from macadamia nuts and macadamia nut oil.

Think half a cup is a small serving size?

The serving size for many granolas is 1/4 or 1/3 of a cup, so you get more yummy low FODMAP granola with my recipe, for the same amount of calories, and MUCH less sugar.

Low FODMAP Granola Serving Tips & Ideas

  • Serve this yummy granola the traditional way for breakfast, with your favorite low FODMAP dairy or non-dairy milk {check out this recipe for the easiest 1-minute homemade almond milk}
  • Or you can serve it parfait style with lactose free yogurt & blueberries or your favorite low FODMAP fruit
  • Even better, make a BIG batch of this low FODMAP granola, put it in mason jars tied with pretty bows, and give it out as a holiday gift!
Low FODMAP Granola in Mason Jar with Bow

Check out how easy it is to make this yummy Tropical inspired Low FODMAP Granola!

Low FODMAP granola in a white bowl on a red and white chevron striped napkin.

Easy Low FODMAP Granola w/ Coconut & Macadamia Nuts

Looking for a healthy low FODMAP granola recipe? You’ll be hooked on this delicious Tropical Granola with Macadamia Nuts, Coconut, and Spices from the first bite! It’s easy to make, gluten free, and suitable for a vegan diet too!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 9 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, making sure to mix well, so all ingredients are evenly coated.
  • Spread oat mixture evenly across baking sheet and place in oven on lowest rack. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Halfway through baking, remove pan from oven and toss oats with a spoon so they cook evenly. Make sure to check your time carefully so mixture doesn’t burn.
  • Remove oats from oven and allow to cool before serving.

Notes

Vegan & Low FODMAP Granola Versions: Make with maple syrup instead of honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword easy granola recipe, gluten free granola, healthy granola recipes
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If you make this Low FODMAP Granola, be sure and let me know! Leave a comment on the blog, give it a 5-star review, or share it on Instagram and tag me @thespicyrd & hashtag it: #thespicyrd ~ I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do!

Let’s Chat!

Do you like to eat granola?  Have you ever made your own low FODMAP granola before? What are your favorite snacks to bring on a trip???