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Low-Calorie Homemade Granola

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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.

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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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Yield: 1 quart

Low-Calorie Homemade Granola

Low-Calorie Homemade Granola

Homemade granola with reduced calories

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Spray a 13-by-9-inch pan with cooking spray or use a silicone baking mat.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Working a handful at a time, squeeze cereal to form small clumps.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Stir in raisins, coconut and almonds. Continue to bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes longer.
  5. Let cool and store in air-tight container. Vacuum-packing in a quart jar is even better.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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