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. Makes a perfect topping for my homemade yogurt.
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 so much, be sure to check out this recipe for Olive Oil Granola. It comes with a fabulous chocolate version.
My favorite way to enjoy this special treat is one tablespoon at a time in my daily jar of yogurt.
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- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar free maple-like syrup (I like Cary's)
- 3 tablespoons flavorless oil
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut
- 1/4 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g