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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 6g