Tropical (Coconut, Pineapple and Banana) Granola Bars

Yield: 8 bars

Tropical (Coconut, Pineapple and Banana) Granola Bars - Gluten and Dairy Free

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These Tropical Granola Bars will get you in the summer mood. Made with desiccated coconut, dried pineapple, pureed banana and banana chips. They're also gluten and dairy free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes


  • 250g (2½ cups) gluten and dairy free oats
  • 90g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 50g (⅓ cup) dried pineapple
  • 18g (scant ¼ cup) banana chips
  • 2 (heaped) tbsp chopped nuts
  • 175g (½ cup) runny honey
  • 105g (½ cup) coconut oil, in solid form
  • 100g (½ cup packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 banana


  1. Prepare a 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Peel and puree the banana with a small bowl using a fork, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the oats, desiccated coconut, chopped nuts of your choice (I used walnuts), Set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, add the honey, coconut oil and brown sugar and cook over a medium heat until bubbling. Allow to gently simmer for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove from the heat and pour over the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix well until evenly coated. If the mixture seems a little dry still add a little of the pureed banana, mixing in-between until the mixture binds together, but isn't too wet. It just needs the banana as a binding agent to ensure the bars don't crumble apart.
  6. Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan and even out using a spatula.
  7. Allow to cool to room temperature before transferring to the fridge to set completely. Once set, chop into bars and enjoy.

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6 Comments on “Tropical (Coconut, Pineapple and Banana) Granola Bars”

  1. Joshua Hampton June 11, 2015 @7:35 pm Reply

    These granola bars look so indulgent. Almost like candy, only healthy candy. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Emma | Fork & Good June 12, 2015 @9:04 am Reply

    Great recipe! I'm not gluten intolerant, but I do have mostly dairy free because I'm slightly intolerant, love the edition of banana to bind it all. Fantastic flavours too :)

  3. Rebecca June 14, 2015 @5:02 pm Reply

    I once tried to make Granola Bars and it ended in a disaster ;) Maybe I should try your recipe once :D
    love, rebecca

  4. Gage Poon July 31, 2020 @5:10 pm Reply

    Hi I am just gaga for Tropical Granola Bars and moreover I love your recipe that's why tried your recipe this morning. Very good texture, delicious.

  5. Lucy August 26, 2021 @5:53 am Reply

    Not sure about any of dried pineapples are, well, big. Should I chop, or better yet, blitz them into tiny pieces before mixing then in?

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking August 26, 2021 @2:28 pm Reply

      Hi Lucy, I live in the U.K. so dried pineapple comes in small wedges here. As other countries differ in size, I think the best thing would be to weigh out your dried pineapple for accuracy as cup sizes greatly depend on size, and then chop into whatever size you’d like. I hope that helps? Thanks for stopping by.