I have been very much on the go lately. I am going back to school as well as working a new job, and sometimes I really just don’t have time to eat. So, I have been trying to come up with some things to take with me to keep hunger at bay, but are also healthy. I love granola, but the store bought kind is really high in fat. This is a lower fat granola that is delicious and easy to make. It is great with milk, yogurt, or just by itself for breakfast or for snacks. I often carry a little container of it to work with me to eat during my break.
I got the idea for this recipe from this one from Cooking Light on MyRecipes, but changed the ingredients a bit for my personal preferences. You could change it for yours too.
Hope you enjoy.
- 3 cups oats
- 2/3 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 egg whites
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit (I used a combination of cranberries, blueberries, and cherries.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a large cookie sheet with parchment and spray the parchment lightly with cooking spray to prevent the granola from sticking.
- Stir together oats and almonds.
- Stir together cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
- Beat egg whites and vanilla in the large bowl of an electric mixer until foamy.
- Fold the oat mixture into the egg whites until well combined.
- Fold the brown sugar mixture into oat-egg white mixture until well combined.
- Finally, fold in the honey.
- When all ingredients are evenly distributed, spread evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes, stirring a few times as it bakes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before stirring in fruit.