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Cinnamon Spiced Granola

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Cinnamon Spiced Granola

Cinnamon Spiced Granola

Photo © Kimberley K. Eggleston
You can enjoy this granola as a convenient snack on the go, or as a topping for your favorite yogurt. This recipe trims calories by using only a small amount of canola oil, and using honey and apple juice for sweetness, instead of sugar! Also high in healthy dietary fiber from the oats and dried fruits, this is a treat to feel good about.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup dried apple pieces
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 300°

2. Combine the oats, almonds, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.

3. Next, combine the apple juice, honey, and canola oil in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat until the honey is dissolved. Add the vanilla and salt to the mixture.

4. Drizzle the apple juice mixture over the oats, and mix just until moistened.

5. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread the oat mixture evenly on the large baking sheet.

6. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes. Stir well, and then bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

7. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and stir in the dried apples and cranberries. Cool completely, and then store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 4 cups

Per Serving (about 1/3 cup) Calories 141, Calories from Fat 45, Total Fat 5g (sat .25g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 25mg, Pro 4g, CHO 20g, Fiber 3g

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 4 out of 5
Good with a few modifications, Member twilite73

I've made this a couple of times and it's really tasty (and I LOVE that it's low calorie) but I made a few modifications so I could make it to my liking. First, I increased the temp on the oven to 325* and kept it in the oven longer, stirring frequently so it would be crispier. I subbed 1 cup of oats for crispy rice. (Make sure you use old fashioned oats! I used quick oats the first time and it was too much like oatmeal) I added 1/3 cup water to the juice/honey mix and stirred the liquid in batches so that I could properly moisten all ingredients. I subbed one serving of fruit for tiny chocolate morsels (2T) so I could eat it as my late night snack and not feel deprived. Wait to add these until the granola is completely cooled out of the oven so they don't melt. All in all, I'm really glad I found this recipe and I will continue to make it. (My modifications resulted in 1/2C servings of 168 calories)

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