Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Homemade Granola

I love granola, but the store-bought varieties tend to be high in fat and calories, which as we all know, equals high WW Points values. Plus, its expensive! I recently found a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine for homemade granola. After a few tests and tweaks, I think I may have found the perfect, all natural, low Point, wallet-friendly recipe.

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl.
  • Heat honey and oil in saucepan until smooth.
  • Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and stir thoroughly.
  • Spread on non-stick baking sheet.
  • Cook for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool, then mix in fruit.
  • Store in air-tight container or ziplock.
Servings = 20 (1/4 cup)
WW Points = 2

I like to eat mine over WW vanilla yogurt with 1/2 cup of fresh fruit tossed in.


  1. Looks amazing! Can't wait to try this.

  2. Could you possibly post the nutritional info for this recipe? ive been on the search for a low-cal granola forEVER.

    ps. ADORE the blog!

  3. I am going to try to make this soon.

  4. mmmmm....this looks wonderful...i had given granola up because of the high points, but i can add this to the morning yogurt and still be in good shape. thanks!