Sneak Preview: Low-Calorie Homemade Granola is a tasty snack or breakfast granola lightened up with sugar-free maple syrup to reduce the calories, but not the flavor.
While this granola is lower in calories than average, watch the portion size. Leave out the coconut if you’re having a “fat day.”
If you don’t care about the calories, be sure to check out this recipe for Chocolate Granola with Maple Syrup and Olive Oil.
My favorite way to enjoy this special treat is one tablespoon at a time in my daily jar of yogurt.
More oatmeal recipes
If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately to Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon! Paula
Low-Calorie Homemade Granola
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup wheat germ
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar free syrup - I like Cary’s
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup coconut
- ¼ cup almonds
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Spray a 13-by-9-inch pan with cooking spray or use a silicone baking mat.
- Mix oats, wheat germ, cinnamon and salt. Heat syrup, oil, and water in the microwave to a simmer. Drizzle over oat mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour mixture into prepared pan. Working a handful at a time, squeeze cereal to form small clumps.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Stir in raisins, coconut and almonds. Continue to bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes longer.
- Let cool and store in air-tight container. Vacuum-packing in a quart jar is even better.