WW Recipe of the Day: Everyday Almond Granola
Today I'm sharing a recipe for a healthy homemade granola that's low in both sugar and fat.
Homemade granola is easy to make and tastes so much better than anything you can find in the store. It's also very easy to adapt to different tastes, likes and dislikes.
In this recipe, feel free to substitute the sliced almonds with your favorite nuts, or nut mixture. And if you don't like raisins, try chopped dried apricots or cherries.
The wheat flakes add a nice crunch and fiber boost - again there's lots of choices.
And remember, any substitutions may alter the WW Points, so be sure to run your version through WW Recipe Builder for accuracy.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Low Fat Granola?
According to my calculations, each ⅓-cup serving has 125 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
How to Make Low Fat Almond Granola
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, stir together the oats, wheat flakes, coconut, almonds, cinnamon and salt.
Step 4: In a small bowl , whisk the maple syrup, no calorie sweetener, oil, egg whites and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
Step 5: Pour wet mixture over oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well coated.
Step 6: Pour the granola onto prepared baking pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over granola with a spatula and mix in the raisins. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
Step 7: Remove from oven and cool pan on a wire rack. Store granola in an airtight container.
Some seemingly "healthy" store-bought granolas are not that healthy and loaded with hidden sugars. I discovered that Post's French Vanilla Almond Honey Bunches of Oats Granola has 134 calories and 7.5 g of sugar in a ⅓-cup serving size and:
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
- Enjoy as a special topping over fresh fruit and non-fat Greek yogurt.
- Sprinkle a few tablespoons of granola over a whole grain toasted English muffin smeared with natural peanut butter, or make this Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Wrap.
- Top your favorite fat-free or low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream.
- Enjoy a small handful of plain granola all by itself.
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Everyday Almond Granola
- 3 cups oll-fashioned rolled oats
- 1-½ cups wheat flakes cereal
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sugar-free maple syrup
- ½ cup no calorie granulated sweetener
- 1-½ tablespoons canola oil
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, wheat flakes, coconut, almonds, cinnamon and salt.
- In a small bowl, whisk the maple syrup, no calorie sweetener, canola oil, egg whites and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
- Pour the wet mixture over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well coated.
- Pour the granola onto baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, turn granola over with flat spatula and stir in the raisins. Bake for 10 minutes more.
- Remove from oven and cool in pan on wire baking sheet. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe source: Eat What You Love Everyday by Marlene Koch
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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- Microwave Granola in a Mug for Two
- Oat and Quinoa Granola
- Crunchy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- WW Friendly Pumpkin Granola
- Crock Pot Peanut Butter Granola
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