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Spelt is an ancient cereal grain that is higher in protein than regular wheat. When toasted, its mellow nutty flavor morphs into something reminiscent of coconut. Which makes it a perfect base for a tropical granola full of dried mango, papaya, and pineapple.
What to buy: Rolled spelt flakes, not to be confused with spelt berries, can be found at health food stores, gourmet grocery stores, or online.
This recipe was featured as part of our story on Exotic Granola: Four New Versions That Don’t Use Oats, as well as our DIY Holiday Gifts Advent Calendar.