Low-Calorie Homemade Granola

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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.

skinny granola with  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, be sure to check out this recipe for Chocolate Granola with Maple Syrup and Olive Oil.

ingredients for granola

My favorite way to enjoy this special treat is one tablespoon at a time in my daily jar of yogurt.


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Low-Calorie Homemade Granola

Homemade granola with reduced calories
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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

Nutrition Facts
Low-Calorie Homemade Granola
Serving Size
 
1 half-cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
183
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
76
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Paula Rhodes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: breakfastcerealgranola
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7 Comments

  1. shoot! i forgot to bring you the wooden bowls! the pictures you took look great, though. you are very creative!

  2. I did not have any wheat germ so I substituted unprocesed wheat bran (millers bran) instead. Turned out great! Thank you for all your great recipe ideas on here, Paula!

    1. You’re welcome Margaret. Thanks for stopping by. Paula

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your recipies, hope you publish more healthy ones!
    God bless you!