Super Low-Fat Granola Cereal Recipe
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Super Low-Fat Granola Cereal Recipe

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Serve this delicious mix for breakfast with milk, or sprinkle it over yogurt. You can add chopped walnuts or pecans, but it will increase the calorie count. —Kelly Kirby, Westville, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2% milk or reduced-fat plain yogurt

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without milk) equals 246 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, raisins, apricots and cranberries; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring and vanilla. Pour over oat mixture; stir to coat.
  2. Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Serve with milk or yogurt. Yield: 9 cups.
Originally published as Super Low-Fat Granola Cereal in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p85

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without milk) equals 246 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

easy and you can change it up abit . i use cinnamon and vanilla or almond.

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

this is a very nice granola recepe. I will definately be making it again. I used almond flavor instead of maple.

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

Excellent. I just used the brown sugar and water because I didn't want to go to the store. Can only imagine how much better it will be with the fruits. I will also in the future put it it super low in my oven and let it dehydrate for several hours. I am too ADD to watch this and it can burn kind of quick.

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

I am always trying new healthy granola recipes and I always find myself coming back to this one. I have now marked it as my favorite recipe. I add chopped almonds and sunflower seeds to mine to add more protein. It's very good.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

Love this stuff! My husband is on a low fat diet and this fit the bill. It's delicious! I'm working on reducing the sugar and using dried tart cherries, apricots and blueberries.

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