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Lower Fat Granola

Lower Fat Granola

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.

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Lower Fat Granola

  • Author: Michelle Hilton
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Ingredients

  • 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.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment and spray the parchment lightly with cooking spray to prevent the granola from sticking.
  3. Stir together oats and almonds.
  4. Stir together cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Beat egg whites and vanilla in the large bowl of an electric mixer until foamy.
  6. Fold the oat mixture into the egg whites until well combined.
  7. Fold the brown sugar mixture into oat-egg white mixture until well combined.
  8. Finally, fold in the honey.
  9. When all ingredients are evenly distributed, spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring a few times as it bakes.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before stirring in fruit.

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From Calculus to Cupcakes

I am a Calculus teacher who just happens to love to cook and blog about it.

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