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Lower Fat Granola

Ingredients

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  • 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.