By Lynn Grieger, RD, CDE, CPT for Summit Medical Group
Reviewed by Susan C. Canonico, RD
Try this low-sugar granola as a nutritious start to your day or enjoy it plain as a healthy afternoon snack!
- 6 cups of old fashioned or rolled oats
- 1 cup of slivered almonds, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, or a mixture of the nuts
- 1/2 cup of shelled sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup of ground flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup of canola oil
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.
- Thoroughly mix wet and dry ingredients together.
- Spray a baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Spread granola mixture on the sheets at a thickness of 1/2 inch.
- Bake the granola for 20 to 30 minutes, tossing it every 10 minutes so that it browns evenly.
- Once it is dry, remove the granola from the oven and let it cool.
- Store it in a sealed container.
|Serving Size 1/2 cup|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 220||Calories from Fat 90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 10g|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||2%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
You may top this healthy granola with fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and banana slices for added flavor. It is delicious plain as a snack without milk or as breakfast served with 1/2 cup of skim milk. If you are counting calories, be sure to add in extra calories for fruit.