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Looking for a Yummy granola recipe.

In my strive to make health food that my family will enjoy i would like to find a low -cal granola recip that is quick and easy. Any suggestions?

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Asked by ceesa74 at 11:04 AM on Aug. 7, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • this is from SweetSavvy: GRANOLA
    Here is a basic recipe for granola that you can modify to your taste. If you want more fiber and protein and less sweet, use with more nuts and seeds and little or no fruit. If you want a sweeter granola, add more dried fruits and fewer nuts and even more sweetener to taste. This recipe has no added fat and can be fat-free if nuts are omitted.
    Some tips:
    * Spread the mixture out on a cookie sheet and stir every 5 minutes or so.
    * Dry sweeteners will make a crunchier granola.
    * If you find that the dried fruit burns, make the granola without the fruit and mix it in after the granola is baked.
    For my test recipe I used rolled oats, almonds, raisins, evaporated cane juice, cinnamon and nutmeg, and vanilla, in the proportions given in the recipe, plus one egg white. It was delicious.


    Answer by rkoloms at 12:41 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Then I made it again with honey and 2 eggs whites. Also delicious, but soft. Makes just under 2 cups loose granola or eight 2"x2" bars.<

    1 cup grains
    1/2 cup nuts and seeds
    1/4 cup dried fruits (or more nuts)
    1 tablespoon sweetener
    1/4 teaspoon spices
    1/4 teaspoon flavoring
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 egg white, beaten until foamy

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine all of the ingredients together except for the egg whites.
    Whisk the egg whites until foamy or even until soft peaks form--the more volume you have the better you will be able to distribute the egg white through the other ingredients.
    Mix the beaten egg whites with the dry ingredients until well incorporated.
    Spread the mixture out on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    Bake for 20-30 minutes. Stir the granola about every 10 minutes.
    Remove from oven and allow to cool.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:41 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

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