Simple Granola

Hey there 2015!  I know I have been MIA the past few weeks but I was selfish and made lots of yummy things and ate all of them without taking pictures. (If I ever go on hiatus in the future and you are extremely worried about me, just follow me on insta!)  Did I mention I ate ALL OF THE THINGS?  Yes I enjoyed my holidays, possibly too much… but that’s what January is for!  I am now trying to be super committed to eating well and working out because… i’m getting married in 79 DAYS!!!!!!!!  I’m only a little excited.  I also might be checking the weather in Punta Cana everyday (note: it’s always between 82-84).   So in order to be healthy and watch my calorie intake I have to start making most of what I eat from scratch.  I know greek yogurt is super healthy but I need to eat it with granola.  Most granolas have tons of added stuff whether it be nuts or dried fruit that just add to the calorie count.  So I made this stripped down granola that is only 105 calories for 1/4 cup!  Its perfect to add to some yogurt or in a smoothie bowl! Or you can totally eat it by the handful.

Key ingredient in getting this a bit sweet and extra crispy?  HONEY!  Here is a little mix of 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of water. Microwave it until it is easy to pour!

Simple Granola

Then pour over your oats!

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Mix well, lay out on a baking sheet and bake!

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Then we have beautiful crunchy granola.


Simple Granola

Yum yum yum!  This makes 4 cups of Granola. Each serving is 1/4 cup so you come out with 16 servings!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix honey and water in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds or until mixture can pour easily. Add salt and extracts to mixture. In a large bowl combine oats and honey mixture. Stir until oats are fulled coated in honey mixture. Sprinkle a little cinnamon in if you please! Pour mixture onto baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stir granola, then bake for another 20 minutes. Remove and let cool!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 105
  • Fat: 1.2

 

 

7 replies
  1. AprilC says:

    What a great recipe. This is my go to for granola, and the kids love it. It adds just enough sweet to the homemade yogurt! Thanks

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  2. April says:

    I just wanted to tell you that i have been using your recipe for a couple years now and love it. I actually double it but use 2 cups of quick oats also. I like the little nuggets of granola. 🙂 It comes out great . Less sugar for us. We use it on our homemade yogurt!

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  1. […] Definitely not that stuff from the box–especially since this recipe, inspired by this one from Little Bits of Real Food & Real Talk,  has no added oil or refined […]

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