Low-Fat Granola

I’ve been making this granola a lot lately. It’s great in the morning over soy yogurt and with fruit, or as a snack. I’ve done it with both quick-cooking oats and regular rolled oats and both are good, but the rolled oats lend a bit of a chewier texture that’s better for snacking, while quick-cooking oats make a nice cereal substitute.

As far as fruit goes, I’m sort of picky with dried fruit, so I went with tart dried cherries and dried pineapple, which are two of my favorites lately. You can be liberal with the dried fruit, and add any combination of fruits and even nuts as you please. So, that’s about all there is to it!

Serves: 4

Low-Fat Granola:

2 cups quick cooking certified gluten-free oats

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 packet stevia

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquified

¼ cup coconut nectar

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

dried fruits or nuts of choice

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Mix together all ingredients except for dried fruit. Lay flat on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes. Let cool.

3. Add dried fruit to cooled granola.

3 comments to Low-Fat Granola

  • Yum on the granola, Beth! I’m sort of anti-low-fat in general (because usually “bad stuff” is used to achieve that goal and we need fat), but this granola is full of good stuff that’s naturally lower in fat. If I had some gf oats, I’d make some of this for our camping this weekend. ;-)

    Just shared your husband’s blog on my personal Facebook page. It’s pretty awesome! We’ve been too bored with football to even watch the last few years, but maybe his lively, entertaining writing will get me interested again. If we start watching again though, we’ll still mute the volume on the tv and play music instead. It’s far preferred to announcer’s diatribe.

    Have a great weekend! xo,
    Shirley
    Shirley @ gfe recently posted..Elizabeth Barbone & Pulled Chicken (or Vegan) Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing

  • Beth

    Thanks, Shirley! I was just kinda playing around with different granola combos but I think this one works. And thanks so much for spreading the word on his blog!! Bias aside, I do believe he is quite talented, so I want to pass the word along where I can. Thanks for helping in that department!! : ) xo

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