Low Calorie Granola
Store-bought granola often comes with far too much sugar and feels very heavy. Make your own low calorie granola at home to control the ingredients.
Servings: 16 servings
- 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds
- 8 Tbsp Sliced Almonds/Cashews/Pistachios
- 1/4 cup Chopped Pecans
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Dried Fruit Raisins, Cherries, Cranberries - just make sure there is no sugar added
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Pinch ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread oats and quinoa on a parchment lined baking sheet, toast in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring once.
Remove oats/quinoa from the oven, pour into a bowl and add all of the remaining ingredients.
Spread back onto a baking sheet, pressing it down into a uniform layer, and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes or until it's just starting to get golden brown. Let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes before serving.
Top Tips for Making Low Calorie Granola
- Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
- Use your favorite dried fruits in this recipe.
- To save time, get a bag of mixed nuts and chop them up (that way you don't have to add each type of nut individually!)
- Serve with unsweetened Greek yogurt for more of a protein hit
- If you don't have coconut oil you can use olive oil
- When you add the pre-cooked granola to the baking sheet, press it down with a spatula to create a uniform layer. This helps keep the granola from burning and also helps to create those little granola clumps that are so fun to eat!
Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 6g