This is so delicious over plain Greek yogurt
and topped with fresh berries
I used apple sauce as the sweetener, along with vanilla extract and a tad bit of honey.
I added cinnamon, flax seeds and raw nuts too for flavor and nutritional and medicinal purposes.
Studies show that cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar and especially good to have first thing in the morning, while flax seeds provide omegas (healthy fats) and are high in protein and fiber.
Applesauce, vanilla, honey (local), cinnamon, flax and oats
I really encourage to you make your own granola. Not only is it more econmical than store bought, but it’s so much healthier. Even the healthiest store bought granola will have preservatives, extra ingredients (names on a label you can’t even pronounce) and more sugar and fat than you’d add if making it yourself.
The key is to bake for a really long time (45min to an hour) at low heat, and stir every 10 minutes or so.
Yields about 3 cups. Can store in an air tight container for 2 weeks (I’m actually still working on mine and it’s week 3)
Preheat oven to 250
1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
vanilla, cinnamon, honey to taste
1 T Ground flax seeds
1/2 Nuts, your choice, slivered or chopped
2 cups oats (I used quick cooking, gluten free)
line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Combine the first 4 ingredients, mix well
mix in the remaining dry ingredients
evenly, spread the mixture onto the baking sheet
bake for 45-60 minutes, stiring every 10 minutes
Nutritional Information: 1/3 cup per serving
Cals: 170, Fat: 10, Carbs: 15, Fiber: 4, Protein: 6
If you want to really cut back on fat, use less nuts, or non at all.