>>Homemade Low-Fat Granola

Homemade Low-Fat Granola


Ease: Moderate

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Source: 3-A-Day of Dairys

Southeast Dairy Association - granola
Make a batch of this low-fat, high-fiber granola to keep on hand for a quick and easy breakfast. Make it a complete meal by adding milk or yogurt and berries. Or spoon it over yogurt for a healthy snack.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚.

Stir together oatmeal, almonds, cinnamon and salt, if desired, in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk maple syrup, apple juice and vegetable oil; pour over oatmeal mixture and stir to coat thoroughly.

Spread mixture in an even layer onto a 15-x-12-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring twice during bake time.

Cool mixture in the pan before adding raisins. Store granola in an airtight container. To serve: Pour 1 cup of milk over a heaping 1/2 cup of granola. Top with fresh berries, if desired. Serving suggestion: instead of milk, top with 1 cup of fat-free yogurt.

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